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Roku surpasses 53MM users

May 7, 2021 – Roku announced that its monthly active users increased by 35% in Q1 2021 to 53.6 million.

CEO, Anthony Wood, proclaimed that "the shift to streaming [from traditional linear TV] is in full gear… but there's still a long way to go with a lot of growth ahead of us."

Source: Digital TV Europe

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon takes lead in connected TV devices

March 12, 2021 – In Q4 2020, connected TV device sales hit a record-setting 109.1MM units, with Amazon Fire's 12.1% market share eclipsing Samsung's 10.9%.

Overall 2020 global sales figures reached an all-time high of 305.3MM units, up 7.6% YoY, mostly comprised of Smart TVs (186MM), followed by streamers (81MM), and TV game consoles.


Adoption of UHD TVs in Germany continues to rise

April 21, 2021 – Overall, around 20.5 million ultra-high definition flat-screen TVs have been sold in Germany since 2014 until the end of March 2021.

Moreover, 97% of the UHD TVs sold in Q1 2021 support at least one High Dynamic Range (HDR) method.

Source: Digital TV Europe


OTT revenues to top US$200 billion by 2026

April 26, 2021 – Global OTT revenue forcasts are very promising, particularly for the US, China, UK, Japan, and Germany who will collectively command two-thirds between 2021 and 2026.

AVOD revenues will continue to rise from US$39 billion in 2020 to US$66 billion in 2026, growing from 26% in 2020 to 32% of the total OTT market by 2026.

Source: Digital TV Europe

Samsung Smart TV

Samsung expands reach of TV Plus AVOD and adds new features

October 22, 2020 – Samsung has announced that its ad-supported Samsung TV Plus streaming service will be available on all of its smart TVs released since 2017.

Samsung TV Plus offers free access to 80 live and on-demand TV channels, and it's available in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain and Italy, with plans to expand into more European countries in 2021.

Source: Digital TV Europe

The six pillars of Ultra HD

Confused by what exactly constitutes Ultra HD? Wondering what's the difference between 4K and UHD?

Here's the lowdown…