Apple TV app improves experience

The Apple TV app brings together video viewing through a unified user interface. Launched in the United States almost a year ago, it is now available in the United Kingdom, integrating viewing across various services including the BBC iPlayer and Amazon Prime.
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The rise of online video revenues

While pay television revenues are forecast to remain flat for the next five years, those for over the top services are predicted to increase from $46 billion in 2017 to $83 billion in 2022. By then they will account for almost 30% of the combination of conventional pay television and online video revenues.
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British broadcasters face software future

Managing the programme delivery chain in the connected world is increasingly complex. A report from the Digital Production Partnership, supported by Sony, summarises a series of presentations from technology executives at leading British broadcasters. It features frank views from Sky, the BBC, ITV, Channel Four, ITN, UKTV and BT Sport. One thing seems clear; their future will increasingly be defined by software.
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Revealing online viewing figures

A billion minutes of television are viewed on computers, tablets and smartphones every week in the United Kingdom. It sounds like a lot, but it only accounts for about 1-1.5% on top of traditional television viewing. New figures show for the first time who is viewing online television services based on traditional panel measurements in the United Kingdom. The findings are rather surprising.
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United States television subscriber forecast

Traditional television subscriptions in the United States will fall by a quarter by 2030, down from 80% to 60% of homes. Meanwhile online multichannel services will rise from 4% to 14% of homes. Taken together, the forecast fall is just 7%, meaning that four out of five households in the United States will still be subscribing to multichannel television services at the end of the next decade.
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Video drives mobile data usage

Mobile video traffic is forecast to grow by almost 50 per cent annually through to 2023, when it will account for 75 per cent of all mobile data traffic. As early as 2020, Ericsson consumer lab research suggests that half of all television and video viewing in many countries will be on a mobile screen.
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