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The consumption of digital media is now a conventional, commonplace activity, ingrained into the fabric of everyday life. And thanks to the growth of broadband, consumers find it easier than ever to watch a streaming movie, interface with a mobile app or interact on social media. But as market players, customer offerings and infrastructure investments for digital media continue to expand both regionally and globally, unsettling new models promise to shake up things even more.

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  • Jun Wen Woo | June 02, 2017
    Broadcast Asia 2017, held in Singapore from 23-25 May 2017, gathered industry experts to share insights on strategies and solutions for businesses to cater to the changing ways of media consumption. CommunicAsia, and EnterpriseIT were the two other events that were held by the same organiser on the same dates. Together, three exhibitions span 65,000 square metres across Marina Bay Sands and Suntec Singapore, hosting 1,800 exhibitors from 62 countries.
  • Jonathan Broughton | May 26, 2017
    BBC will close its digital retail store on the 1st of November 2017 (launched November 2015, covered by IHS here), citing growing demand for subscription services and demand for the retail store not being as strong as BBC had hoped for. Customers will be issued with a refund to their purchases, or Amazon vouchers with a slight markup, to repurchase their content. The BBC has commented that they are committed to helping consumers to find content via other services and platforms.


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Helping customers make critical decisions to ensure success in today’s rapidly changing advertising and marketing landscape.
Broadband Media Intelligence provides detailed, constantly updated company and market information on the broadband access and online entertainment industries of 50 markets worldwide.
This Service (formerly called "Broadband Technology Intelligence Service") provides comprehensive time-critical information about the technical aspects of the connected home ranging from broadband access, to online video distribution and domestic hardware.
The Home Entertainment Key Performance Indicators (KPI) is a premium service available to IHS clients who subscribe to all TV Intelligence, Video Intelligence and Broadband Media Intelligence services. The KPI measure key metrics for 14 distribution channels across 38 individual countries and eight regional totals, offering clients the most complete picture of paid-for home entertainment market performance available.

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With a focus on the economics of mobile content and services, Mobile Media Intelligence, provides must have analysis of the business models that are transforming the digital world, including apps, app stores, messaging, games, music and video. This includes the value-added service strategies of operators and smartphone makers, plus over-the-top start-ups and established media companies. The service offers both global trends and market data for 48 countries.


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  • Icon Tim Westcott | June 02, 2017
    The Media & Technology Digest provides a monthly analysis of the key trends and innovations shaping the global technology landscape. Written by our senior analysts the digest includes a detailed focus on key industry hot topics, analysis of all major industry and product announcements with in-depth examinations of significant industry trends.
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  • Jun Wen Woo | June 01, 2017
    South Korean broadband household penetration reached 83% in 2011 and continues to rise, increasing to 85% by the end of 2016. Pay TV homes increased from 15 million in 2011 to almost 18 million over the same period as the market matured. The annual revenue per user (ARPU) of a pay TV service in South Korea was USD 215 in 2016, more than two times bigger than the ARPU for online video subscription, which was USD 97.
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  • Andrey Popov | May 18, 2017
    Western European Home Entertainment Market on its way to reach €8.7 billion in 2020.
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  • Julian Watson | September 09, 2016
    In this country profile: data, charts, insight on the Canada fixed voice, fixed broadband, mobile, pay TV and multiplay markets, plus comment on the major recent strategic and regulatory events.
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  • Daniel Simmons, Merrick Kingston, Raphaela Lynn | October 16, 2015
    This presentation provides a clear overview of the major trends and dynamics across the Set-Top Box and OTT/Multiscreen landscape, it examines the rationale behind the emergence of new business models, vendor consolidation and technological developments such as UHD.
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  • Jack Kent | September 25, 2015
    In this presentation given at the Service Delivery Innovation Summit in September 2015, IHS Senior Principal Analyst Jack Kent analyses: the current state of the mobile content and services business; trends in mobile funding and M&A activity; how operators are investing to drive revenues in new verticals; and content partnership strategies.
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  • Icon Senior Director, Broadband Media
    Dan oversees the strategic development of the company's global output on the business and economics of broadband, the digital distribution of ebooks, movies, music, TV and user-generated content, and the relationship between content and consumer technology.
  • Icon Director, Tablets and PCs
    Rhoda Alexander has been covering the displays industry for more than 20 years. She is widely regarded as being the leading, independent analyst for desktop and specialty monitors, and her clients include virtually every major company in the monitor value chain.

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