Around half of all viewers to the two main BBC television channels are over 60 years of age, yet this age group makes up less than a quarter of the population of the United Kingdom.
The share of the public service channels has fallen from 76% of all television viewing in 2003 to 53% in 2013.
Following a relatively flat three-year period, the global pay-TV set-top box (STB) market managed to achieve the highest annual revenue total in its history during 2013, setting the stage for continued growth through 2015, according to IHS.
Worldwide digital STB shipment revenue last year totaled $20.3 billion.
The Multiscreen Index, published by informitv, shows a 1.4% increase in digital television subscriber numbers across 100 leading pay-television services around the world in the first quarter of 2014.
Providers collectively gained 4.17 million video customers over three months and 17.43 million year on year, an increase of 5.2%.
According to Leichtman Research, over the past year in the U.S. market, the largest pay-TV providers cumulatively lost about 40,000 subscribers – similar to the losses during the prior year. The largest broadband providers added about 2.7 million subscribers – similar to the prior year.
Meanwhile, Netflix added about 6.5 million new video streaming service subscribers, and still growing strong.
ESPN’s coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup continues to track well above 2010, averaging 3.72 million viewers through the first 23 matches from Brazil.
That represents a 26% increase over the 2.95 million through the first 23 matches in South Africa in 2010.
European pay-TV revenues will reach $40.35 billion in 2014, that’s up from $36.87 billion in 2010, according to Digital TV Research. The 2014 total will only increase by 0.6% on 2013, as ARPUs are hit by competition or the transition of double-play and triple-play bundles.
Satellite TV will contribute 45.6 percent of the pay-TV revenues in 2014.
Digital video advertising in the U.S. market is increasing at an eye-popping rate, but TV ad spending will still outpace digital video in dollar growth in 2014, according to eMarketer.
Digital video ad spending will increase 41.9% this year, reaching $5.96 billion, while TV advertising will grow 3.3% to reach $68.54 billion.
PwC forecasts that global Entertainment & Media spending is expected to rise from $1.8 trillion in 2013 to $2.3 trillion by 2018, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5 percent. The U.S. remains the largest E&M market, growing at a 4.8 percent CAGR and reaching $724 billion by 2018, from $573 billion in 2013.
Globally, digital E&M spending will grow at a 12.2 percent CAGR between 2013 and 2018 and account for 65 percent of global entertainment and media spending growth by 2018.