Weekly Rewind: All Eyes on TV at CES

By Adam Sewall on Jan 12 2012 at 8:00 AM

TV manufacturers whipped out the big guns for CES. Hulu now has 1.5 million paying subscribers. Roku hits the U.K. All that and more in your weekly rewind.

In case you were under a rock this past week, the Consumer Electronics Show took place this week. Some of the biggest launches revolved around smart TVs.

On that note, GigaOM ponders: Where were all the Google TVs at CES? It appears the hype about Google TV was nothing more than bullish claims, the blog writes.

Social TV poster boy GetGlue banked $12 million in funding from investors. That's a lot of pocket change.

Hulu's year-end numbers are in, and they say the company had $420 million in revenue, with more than 1.5 million Hulu Plus subscribers in 2011.

Nielsen's latest found people spend much more time watching Netflix over free websites.

More people are using their tablets for work, a survey from NPD found.

Soon the cord-cutting phenomenon will sleep Europe, now that Roku players have started selling in the U.S.

People are too focused on Google and Apple TV. Don't forget about Linux: Ubuntu TV.

When it comes to battle of the sexes, women dominant connected TV use, downloading more media and sharing more content than men, a new survey found.

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Connected TVs & Devices
Report: Installed Internet-connected TVs, devices to top 238M by 2019
Dec 19 2016 8:15 AM

The number of devices connected to the Internet and capable of delivering apps to TV screens is expected to grow 59% by 2019, totaling more than 238 million devices. Connected TVs are forecast to drive 45 percent of the growth over the coming four years, while less expensive, content-heavy streaming media players are projected to drive 35 percent growth.

2020 Vision: Connected TV HHs to near 98M by decade’s end
Connected TVs & Devices
2020 Vision: Connected TV HHs to near 98M by decade’s end
Nov 22 2016 12:45 PM

Connected TV growth in the United States is expected to track at a nearly 2.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2020, slower than the growth rate for almost every other streaming media player available, indicating that households will have multiple devices available for watching online video.

In a new report, eMarketer forecast that connected TV users will top 181.8 million users in the U.S., increasing to 202.1 million by 2020.

52% of Millennials eager to use 4K/UHD streaming
Millennials, Connected TVs & Devices, UHD
52% of Millennials eager to use 4K/UHD streaming
Nov 22 2016 7:15 AM

A new study says U.S. households have an average of eight connected devices, and said a third (32%) of homes have at least one streaming media player connected to the Internet, a modest increase of about 7 million homes over a year ago.

That penetration is likely to increase the number of consumers interested in streaming 4K UHD content, but the large number of connected devices could put a strain on the home network’s ability to handle 4K content delivery.

Connected TVs & Devices, Operators
Bell Fibe TV becomes 1st Canadian pay-TV service on Apple TV
Nov 07 2016 7:30 AM

Canadian telco Bell Canada is making its IPTV product, Bell Fibe, available on Apple TV, making it the first pay-TV service from the Great White North to be available on the device.