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Jusy Hong of IHS on the Global TV Market

The global television market shrank last year for the second year in a row after total shipments declined by 6 percent from already soft 2012 levels, accompanied this time by a rare deceleration in the liquid-crystal display (LCD) TV space in China, Asia-Pacific and Eastern Europe, according to a new report from IHS

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Paul Erickson
Connected Blu-ray disc player data updated

The connected Blu-ray disc player installed base will reach 138m by 2017, but growth will slow due to consumers' increasing interest in alternative formats

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Tom Morrod
Netflix goes Ultra High Definition

Netflix has started streaming content in Ultra HD (UHD), branded as Ultra HD 4K. UHD is approximately 4 times the resolution of Full HD. Netflix is streaming UHD content as its highest bandwidth profile at 15.6 Mbps, referenced on Netflix’s in-app player as 2160 HD. UHD streaming has currently only been rolled out for House of Cards season two. The video stream is compressed using next generation h.265/HEVC, therefore requiring both an HEVC decoder, as well as an updated version of Netflix’s client player. Netflix UHD clients are already embedded on UHD TVs offered by LG, Samsung, Sony and Vizio.

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Rovi and Veveo: A Vertical Integration That Makes Sense

Rovi’s acquiring Veveo brings competitive benefits to the latter, and a compelling search, discovery, recommendation, and voice-control portfolio to the former

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The Connected US Household: Lessons Learned and What it means for the Industry

The typical US household is currently in a state of transition, with increasing home networking penetration, increasing broadband penetration, and increasing numbers of connected devices. Using consumer survey data, IHS reviews the state of device ownership, purchasing, and usage of the US connected home.

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Broadband Technology Databases: core connected devices

This workbook regroups all of the Broadband Technology Intelligence service’s core connected devices data, and presents it in Microsoft Excel pivot-table form.

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Consumer Electronics Market Tumbles in China as Major Device Shipments Slide in 2013

China’s consumer electronics market declined in 2013 as demand for products like televisions and digital still cameras decelerated, compelling the country’s manufacturers to devise new...

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Digital Signage Market to Recover This Year in Eastern Europe With Help from Winter Olympics

Interest in the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia will help the digital signage market in Eastern Europe dig out from under a slump last year, contributing to higher overall shipments in 2014...

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Tom Morrod
Tom Morrod

Tom Morrod is the senior director for TV and broadcast technology at IHS. Tom is responsible for all research across TV sets and consumer electronics, set-top boxes, pay TV networks, professional...

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Daniel Simmons
Daniel Simmons

Daniel Simmons plays an integral role in developing the company’s TV Technology Intelligence service. His knowledge base is centered on customer premises equipment markets such...

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