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Netflix to hit 100m subscribers worldwide by 2018

Thursday, October 29th 2015

Analysis firm IHS Technology forecasts that subscriptions to the streaming giant will grow by 22% between now and 2019, with huge growth in Western Europe over the next three years. The number...

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BARB publishes first on-demand and live-streamed TV viewing report

Wednesday, September 30th 2015

The TV Player Report is the first set of BARB (the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board) data to focus on viewing through mediums other than a traditional TV set, such as laptops and desktop...

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Virgin Media's top broadband speed to hit a 'Vivid' 200Mbps

Tuesday, September 29th 2015

Existing Virgin broadband customers will be able to upgrade from speeds of 50Mbps, 100Mbps and 152Mbps to 70Mbps, 150Mbps and 200Mbps. Ultrafast speeds of 100Mbps and above from Virgin will be...

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Freeview TVs will be HD-only from the end of 2016

Friday, September 25th 2015

The subscription-free TV service has announced that the Freeview Trade Mark Licence will only be granted for HD products from the end of 2016. The move, which is expected to give a boost to sales...

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Could iPlayer offer content from other TV providers as part of ‘Open BBC’?

Tuesday, September 8th 2015

Outlining his plans for the future of the BBC, director general Tony Hall said although the iPlayer had helped “make the unmissable, unmissable”, Britain is losing out to rivals whose platforms...

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More than a third of TV and video viewing now watched on demand

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

The Ericsson ConsumerLab TV & Media Report 2015, launched today, shows that consumers now spend six hours a week watching streamed on-demand TV series, programmes and movies. This has more than...

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EE and Sky unveil new features to personalise TV viewing

Thursday, August 20th 2015

EE unveiled a range of updated features for EE TV set to launch next Tuesday (25 August) for new and existing customers. The additions have been developed with a focus on mobile, and will allow...

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Number of TVs connected to the internet will double by 2020

Friday, August 14th 2015

The Connected TV Forecasts report from Digital TV Research estimates that the number will reach 415m by the end of this year, up from 105m at the end of 2010. Streaming, or ‘over-the-top’...

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Young viewers snub traditional TVs for smartphones and tablets

Friday, August 7th 2015

The regulator’s 2015 Communications Market Report said 57% of 16 to 24-year-olds regularly watch on-demand and catch-up TV on a laptop or PC. Almost half (45%) watch on a smartphone and four in...

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Bingeing Brits spend nearly 10 years watching telly

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

A nationwide study of 2,000 people across the UK, commissioned by uktvplay.co.uk, found that the average person watches about 24 hours of TV a week. 40% said they watched at least 26 hours a week,...

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