Digital TV News: IHS Inc

Opera sells majority of its connected TV business
Dec 20, 2016 – Opera Software and Moore Frères & Company, an investment holding company focused exclusively on the tech, media, and telecom industries, have announced that Moore Frères has acquired a majority, controlling stake in Opera TV.
News categories: Opera Software, Moore Frères, Lars Boilesen, Aneesh Rajaram, Martez R. Moore, Digital TV, Middleware, MnA, OTT, Worldwide

More than half of TVs shipped in Q1 2016 were Smart
Jun 29, 2016 – More than half of TV sets shipped globally in first quarter 2016 were smart TVs. The acceleration in the uptake of internet-connected TVs was led by China, where four out of five TV sets shipped with smart functionality.
News categories: IHS, Paul Gray, Digital TV, Market Research, Smart TV, Worldwide

75.9 million homes in Central and Eastern Europe have pay TV
Jun 28, 2016 – Pay TV revenue in Central and Eastern Europe totaled €5.02 billion in 2015, according to IHS (NYSE: IHS). There were 75.9 million homes in Central and Eastern Europe that had pay TV, an increase of 31 percent between 2010 and 2015.
News categories: IHS, Digital TV, Market Research, Poland, Romania, Russia, Subscribers

Big Screen TV shipments surge in China
Jun 20, 2016 – Large-screen TV shipments in China rose from 2.1 million units in the first quarter of 2015 to reach 3.8 million units in the first quarter of this year, according to IHS (NYSE: IHS). Nearly two-thirds were 4K TV models.
News categories: IHS, Paul Gagnon, China, Digital TV, Market Research, Smart TV, USA

17% of display shipment area to be WCG by 2018
Jun 14, 2016 – Shipment area of wide color gamut (WCG) displays is expected to reach 32 million square meters in 2018, which represents 17 percent of total display shipment area, according to IHS (NYSE: IHS). WCG displays include organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and quantum dot technologies.
News categories: IHS, Richard Son, Market Research, Smart TV, Worldwide

Over 8 billion connected devices globally
Jun 10, 2016 – According to IHS (NYSE: IHS), as of year-end 2015, the world contained 8.1 billion connected smartphones, tablets, personal computers, TVs, TV-attached devices and audio devices - on average, four devices per household.
News categories: IHS, Merrick Kingston, Digital TV, Market Research, Mobile, Worldwide

Apple now third largest global set-top box company
May 31, 2016 – Apple’s popular Apple TV devices have propelled the company into third-ranked position in 2015, based on revenue in the overall global set-top box market. The surge is courtesy of continued strong growth in consumer retail OTT boxes.
News categories: IHS, Daniel Simmons, Digital TV, Market Research, Set Top Box, Worldwide

MENA pay TV households up 10% in 2015
May 22, 2016 – 2015 was the year of growth for the pay TV market in the Middle East and North Africa region. According to IHS (NYSE: IHS), the number of pay TV households jumped 10 percent in 2015 to 4.95 million.
News categories: IHS, Constantinos Papavassilopoulos, Digital TV, Market Research, Middle-East, Subscribers

Smart TV shipments exceed 100 million units in 2015
May 19, 2016 – According to IHS, worldwide shipments of smart TVs in 4Q 2015 reached 48.5% of all TV sets shipped in the quarter. In all, 34.2 million smart TVs were shipped, contributing to shipments breaking the 100 million mark for the first time in 2015.
News categories: IHS, Paul Gray, Digital TV, Market Research, Smart TV, Worldwide