Digital TV News: Joel Espelien

U.S. legacy pay TV services to lose 26% of subscribers by 2030
Nov 29, 2017 – The future of U.S. residential pay-TV services will be wrought from an intensifying clash between virtual operators like Sling TV and DirecTV Now, and traditional cable, satellite, and telco pay-TV providers. Unfortunately the battle will be for a larger slice of a declining market, according to The Diffusion Group.
News categories: The Diffusion Group, Joel Espelien, Cable TV, Digital TV, IPTV, Market Research, OTT, Satellite, USA

TDG forecasts significant growth for Social-Mobile video
Aug 17, 2016 – According to The Diffusion Group (TDG), the amount of time consumers spend each week using a ‘screen’ — a television, personal computer, tablet, or mobile phone — now tops 50 hours. The role that smartphones play in total screen time continues to expand.
News categories: The Diffusion Group, Joel Espelien, Digital TV, Market Research, Mobile, OTT, USA

Broadband share of video viewing to double in next decade
Apr 5, 2016 – According to The Diffusion Group (TDG), U.S. broadband video will grow from 17% of total viewing minutes in 2015 to 38% by 2025, up 81%, while Legacy TV will decline from 80% of total viewing minutes to 53%, down 34%.
News categories: The Diffusion Group, Joel Espelien, Digital TV, Market Research, Mobile, OTT, USA

Millennials to account for 65% of Latin America OTT video consumption
Jun 17, 2015 – According to TDG, Latin America is poised to become a significant market for OTT video, with use especially prominent among younger adults. By 2025, TDG forecasts that consumers between the ages of 18 and 34 will account for 65% of all OTT viewing.
News categories: TDG, Joel Espelien, Latin America, Market Research, OTT

OTT video is ‘killer app’ for home broadband in Latin America
Jun 10, 2015 – According to TDG, Latin America is poised to become an important market for OTT vendors of all kinds, whether equipment, content, or service providers. As of April 2015, Netflix reported more than five million subscribers in the region.
News categories: TDG, Joel Espelien, Digital TV, Latin America, Market Research, OTT

The Future of TV is an App
Jul 11, 2013 – According to The Diffusion Group, as TV viewing shifts to broadband and non-TV video platforms, video viewing will shift away from legacy pay-TV environments such as the living room television, and toward app-enabled secondary screens such as tablets.
News categories: The Diffusion Group, Digital TV, Gateway, Market Research, Smart Home, Smart TV, Smartphone, Tablet

Social TV Use Triples in the Past 18 Months
Mar 27, 2013 – In a new report released by TDG, social TV use by American television viewers is forecast to grow significantly over the next seven years, driving major changes in the business landscape for television and online/Over-the-Top (OTT) video.
News categories: TDG, Digital TV, Market Research, OTT, Social TV