The evolution of TV and the content that’s driving it made this week’s headlines.
UltraHD is front and center, with new research from Strategy Analytics (published in RapidTVNews) showing that 56% of consumers are likely to purchase an UltraHD TV within the next two years. A story in Digital Trends echoed that consumer demand for UltraHD, noting that its primary method delivery will be streaming.
Getting any content, anytime and anywhere is also high on consumers’ lists. A recent Parks Associates study found 31% of subscribers want access to place-shifting devices, according to FierceCable. And Digital TV Europe noted that by the end of 2014, up to 50 million homes worldwide will have two or more pay TV subscriptions.
Finally, our newly-launched International Channel Program, featured in Multichannel News, is broadening our portfolio’s reach—enabling partners to promote, support, and sell products from our portfolio that address the above trends and more.
What trends in content consumption are you most excited for in 2014? Let us know in the comments!
- More than half of US consumers would buy an UltraHD TV in next two years (Jan. 15) By Staff, RapidTVNews: UltraHD/4K technology, undoubtedly one of the star attractions of CES 2014, now has to start selling in order to live up to its hype, but this may not be a huge challenge, a research brief from Strategy Analytics notes.
- Mommy, Where Does 4K Content Come From? Ultra HD Streaming Explained (Jan. 15) By Caleb Denison, Digital Trends: Ultra HD, which offers four times the resolution of 1080p HD, is the future of television, and manufacturers of everything from televisions to Wi-Fi routers wanted to show off support for the new standard. But for consumers, many questions remain.
- Parks: 31% of pay TV subs want place-shifting DVRs (Jan. 10) By Steve Donohue, FierceCable: More pay TV subscribers want to be able to access to programs stored on their DVRs similar to the way Dish Network customers can use its Sling product to watch video from set-tops in their homes on any Internet-connected device, Parks Associates said Friday.
- SVOD to deliver multi-billion dollar pay TV boost (Jan. 14) By Staff, Digital TV Europe: Up to 50 million homes globally by the end of 2014 will have two or more separate pay TV subscriptions, generating extra revenues for the industry, according to new research by Deloitte.
- Arris Sparks Global Expansion Plan (Jan. 7) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: Looking to boost sales and market share outside the U.S., Arris on Tuesday launched an International Channel Program that will enable partners to promote, support and sell products from the vendor’s portfolio of set-tops, modems, gateways, user interface software, network access gear, video processing equipment and security software.
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