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  • Jun Wen Woo | March 16, 2017
    Malaysian-based online video service, Iflix raised USD 90 million in the latest funding round from a group of investors, including Liberty Group, Zain, Sky, Evolution Media Capital and Catcha Group. This is iflix’s largest funding round to date; the company disclosed that the funding is aimed to facilitate global expansion.
  • Jack Kent | March 06, 2017
    On-demand music service Spotify has passed 50m paid subscribers, up from 40m reported in September 2016. Spotify has been extending its lead in the on-demand music subscription business – Apple reported 20m paid subscribers at the end of 2016. Other leading music services include those from Amazon – which has been growing its base of bundled Prime Music customers, Google – with Google Play Music and YouTube Red, Deezer and Tidal.
  • Jun Wen Woo | March 02, 2017
    One month after adding mini programs to its messaging platform, Tencent-owned WeChat announced that it will allow official accounts to provide paid publishing content. Tencent is currently trialing the service with a select group of invited accounts. WeChat official accounts were launched in 2012, allowing both companies and individuals to publish information to followers. WeChat reported 846 million monthly active users in Q3 2016, making it the clear messaging leader – but it also provides a broad portfolio of integrated content, services and payments.


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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 | March 02, 2017 Subscribers Only
  • Jun Wen Woo | January 17, 2017
    The top mobile messaging apps tracked by IHS achieved a combined active user base of approximately 5 billion monthly active users in the third quarter of 2016. This is up 2% from the previous quarter and 21% year-over-year growth. However, the quarterly growth rate is slowing down.
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  • Maria Rua Aguete, Martyn Hannant, Vladimir Ryazantsev | December 14, 2016
    The European Broadband Cable Yearbook, produced in association with trade body Cable Europe, is widely recognised as the definitive guide to the European Cable Industry. Published continuously for over a decade, this annual report contains detailed data on the size and value of the cable industry in all European Union countries as well as other European Economic Area markets. With company-level information and market wide analysis it shows trends in cable uptake, digital progression, revenue and ARPU, broadband cable and cable telephony. Also includes a written summary of the cable industry developments within each country over the last year.
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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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