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OTT Video Streaming Gained Momentum in American Homes

OTT video streaming devices

Hulu reported that between Q1 2014 and Q1 2015, the share of U.S. viewers on over-the-top (OTT) video devices rose from 44% to 58%. At the same time, desktop and laptop PCs saw their share drop from 41% to 24%, while mobile devices held relatively steady.

via eMarketer

Growing Burden of Multi-Screen Pay-TV Tech Support Costs

Multiscreen pay TV technical support

Pay-TV operators in Europe and the U.S. spend $10 billion annually to provide phone support and in-home repair services. The lion’s share of these multi-screen pay-TV support costs are spent fixing problems operators didn’t even create.

via nScreenMedia

Games Software Revenue will Reach $110 Billion by 2018

games software

While Digi-Capital forecasts games software revenue growing from $88 billion in 2015 to $110 billion by 2018, that is just 8% growth per year – low by tech standards (although AR/VR could break out next year).

via Digi-Capital

How Europe is Helping to Grow Netflix Subscriptions Worldwide

Europe Netflix Subscriptions

In 2015, Netflix was expected to have an estimated 69.9 million subscribers around the world, compared with 54.5 million at the end of 2014 — that’s a projected gain of 28 percent.

via eMarketer

Disruptions Ahead in the Global Video Entertainment Sector

Internet TV and video entertainment

A snapshot of the TV market 10 years from now includes on-demand services having a relatively small impact on revenue (accounting for around 10% of the total market in 2025) and a global market that will continue to grow by around 3.5% a year, on average — a large percentage of which will come from emerging countries.


Mobile Video Viewing Grew by 126.7% During Last 12 Months

Mobile Video Viewing

Short-form content remains the most popular type of video viewed on mobile phones. In Q1 2015, videos under 3 minutes accounted for nearly half of time spent watching video via smartphones.

via eMarketer

Why UK Television Ownership Continues to Decline in 2015

UK Television ownership

Ownership of traditional television sets in the United Kingdom has fallen to its lowest level since 1972. Figures from the UK industry ratings body BARB show that 1.72 million households declared that they did not have a television set.

via informitv


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