Germans to spend more time with digital content than TV in 2017
EMEA, Mobile, Broadband
Germans to spend more time with digital content than TV in 2017
Nov 16 2016 5:15 AM

Next year, for the first time, adults in Germany will spend more time with online digital media than viewing TV, a shift in viewing patterns that are even showing up with older consumers.

eMarketer forecasts that German adults will spend 3 hours and 44 minutes per day online compared to 3 hours and 38 minutes watching television; in all, digital media consumption will be up by 5.8% among consumers 18 and older, while daily TV viewing time is forecast to decline 0.3%.

92% of European operators offer multiscreen video services
EMEA, Mobile, Operators
92% of European operators offer multiscreen video services
Jul 19 2016 11:30 AM

Multiscreen video service is nearly ubiquitous in Europe, with 92% of service providers now offering multiscreen services, nearly half (49%) providing access to third-party OTT services on their platforms, and 30% offering standalone, unbundled OTT services. 

In Europe, mobile Internet gains at fixed lines’ cost; 91% of Danes have mobile Internet
EMEA, Mobile
In Europe, mobile Internet gains at fixed lines’ cost; 91% of Danes have mobile Internet
May 24 2016 11:30 AM

European Union member households with mobile Internet access and no fixed line access have nearly doubled in the past year to 13%, and have more than tripled since 2011, underlining the increasing pace with which consumers – especially Millennials -- are adopting an all-mobile lifestyle.

And, according to the European Commission’s eCommunications Survey, 69% of EU households have mobile Internet access, up 21% Y/Y.

As SVOD options grow, Australians grow more irked with ad loads on catch-up TV
APAC, Online Video Advertising, Analytics
As SVOD options grow, Australians grow more irked with ad loads on catch-up TV
Dec 11 2015 11:45 AM

The over-the-top and SVOD virus is spreading across Australia with record-setting subscription numbers and usage figures being tossed around like rugby balls at a barby.

But, consumers are finding there may be a price to pay for ditching more traditional appointment-based TV: Recurring ads and ad loads on free catch-up TV services.

FCC chairman writes he will propose Internet be regulated as a utility
Broadband, FCC
FCC chairman writes he will propose Internet be regulated as a utility
Feb 04 2015 9:00 AM

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has long been expected to this week propose the Commission be allowed to regulate the Internet like a public utility, something ISPs have staunchly objected.

APAC, Mobile
11% growth pushed number of mobile Internet users in China to 557M
Feb 03 2015 10:45 AM

The number of Internet users in China – already the largest such community in the world – grew to 649 million users by the end of 2014. And, according to a report from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), nearly 86%, some 557 million users, access the Internet via mobile devices.

CNNIC, according to Reuters, said Internet users increased 31 million in 2014, growth that was outpaced by mobile users, which increased by 57 million.

Broadband is up, pay-TV down in Q3 as sea change continues
Broadband, Pay TV, OTT
As pay-TV slips, broadband in U.S. continues to grow; up 135% in Q3
Nov 18 2014 6:30 AM

The number of fixed broadband subscriber in the United States continues to inch closer to the number of pay-TV subscribers, as Internet TV and over-the-top video services continue to gain traction with American consumers.

Leichtman Research Group said telco and cable providers added some 700,000 new subscribers in Q3, and now count more than 86.6 million subscribers, compared to about 95.3 million pay-TV subscribers.

Pay TV, Broadband
Charter revenues rise, EPS misses, more customer losses in Q3
Oct 29 2014 7:00 AM

Charter Communications reported Q3 revenue of $2.29 billion, up 8% from a year ago and in line with Wall Street’s expectations, but recorded a loss $53 million, or 49 cents per share, 56 cents worse than analysts had expected. Charter lost $70 million in the quarter a year ago.

Shares slipped 2% in early trading, down $3.19 this morning.

Connected TVs & Devices
33 billion Internet connected devices by 2020
Oct 15 2014 6:15 AM

By 2020, it’s expected that more than 33 billion devices will be connected to the Internet, the equivalent of 4.3 devices for every person in the world.

New research from Strategy Analytics suggests that there will be some 12 billion Internet-connected devices in use worldwide by the end of 2014, about 1.7 devices for every person on the planet.

Among the findings from the SA report:

Broadband, Pay TV, Online Video
‘There is one Internet… it must be fast, it must be robust and it must be open’
May 15 2014 9:00 AM

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s net neutrality roadmap got the support it needed – barely – from commissioners in a 3-2 split-decision along party lines.

The proposal, amended to more directly address the specter of a tiered Internet and “fast lanes” for priority traffic, now will move into what is likely to be a months-long process of public hearings and private arm wrestling between the various sides in the net neutrality debate.

Broadband, Online Video
Americans say Internet would be harder to give up than television
Mar 03 2014 8:00 AM

Get out the birthday candles; the Web turns 25 on March 12 and it’s harder to give up than, well, just about anything, including TV.

Pew said its national survey found more than half (53%) of U.S. Internet users said they would find it “very hard” to give up the Internet, compared to just 35% of adults who said TV would be “very hard” to break up with.

Not surprisingly, among 18-29 year olds, only 12% said it would be very hand to give up TV.

Pay TV, Broadband
TWC joins the crowd, turns up Internet speeds in Austin
Feb 21 2014 8:00 AM

On the heels of Google Fiber’s expansion announcement, Time Warner Cable today said it would begin offering a 300 Mbps service in Austin, Texas, which already is seeing 1 Gigabit service being deployed by AT&T and is on Google’s to-do list for deployment.

TWC said its current 50 Mbps “Ultimate” tier, would be bumped to 300 Mbps; AT&T already is offering a 300 Mbps service over fiber in Austin.