European Research Update

Saturday, October 01, 2011

PC vs. TV ? The Race to Deliver Online Video

While the TV reigns supreme in the U.S. as the primary video platform, the PC plays a significant and growing role in video consumption in Western Europe. In most markets, broadband users watch 5+ hours of PC video per week.

Parks Associates’ Digital Video: Three Screens and Beyond found broadband households in Germany, Spain, and Italy spend as much time watching video on a PC as on a TV. In Spain and Italy in particular , PC video consumption exceeds 10 hours per week.

Viewers in ...read more

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Overview of TV Services in the French Digital Home

As in many Western European nations, France has a dynamic TV services market. Although several trends and innovations in France are also appearing across the region, the digital home and competitive market remain uniquely French.

France is one of the top Western European nations in number of broadband subscribers, with over 21 million at the beginning of 2011, and French consumers are seeking high-speed connections and Wi-Fi connectivity within their homes.

The Players

DSL is the ...read more

Monday, August 01, 2011

TV Everywhere — Realizing the Vision

Science fiction is great. For years, books and films have painted a picture of a pushbutton future where technological advances have made our lives easier and richer. Need dinner? Push a button and an automated system serves it to you. Time to clean up? Push another button and your faithful robot attendant will tidy things up. Everything you want is at your fingertips right when you want it.

Over the past two years, part of that vision has shifted to reality. Pay-TV multiscreen services ...read more

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