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Ericsson report: Mobile video viewing up over 200 hours a year since 2012

Ericsson launched the seventh edition of its annual ConsumerLab TV & Media Report, which details the enormous and rapid shift in TV and video viewing behavior towards mobility. The report also shows that while both mobile video and on-demand TV viewing have soared over the past seven years, content discovery remains a huge frustration for consumers.

Continued shift to mobile:

Average viewing times on mobile devices has grown by more than 200 hours a year since 2012, driving up overall TV and video viewing by an additional 1.5 hours a week. The surge in mobile viewing is offset with a decline in fixed screen viewing of 2.5 hours a week, however the appetite for TV and video is not waning.

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  • Weekly share of time spent watching TV and video on mobile devices has grown by 85 percent (2010-2016); on fixed screens it has gone down by 14 percent over the same period
  • 40 percent of consumers globally are ‘very interested’ in a mobile data plan that includes unrestricted video streaming
  • In the US, 20 percent of mobile viewing is paid-for content using services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime

Content discovery – how hard can it be?

A major issue, highlighted by the report, is low consumer satisfaction when trying to find something to watch. 44 percent of US consumers say they can’t find anything to watch on linear TV on a daily basis, an increase of 22 percent compared with last year (36 percent). In contrast, US consumers spend 45 percent more time choosing what to watch on VOD services than linear TV.

Paradoxically, 63 percent of consumers claim that they are very satisfied with content discovery when it comes to their VOD service, while only 51 percent say the same for linear TV. The findings suggest that although the VOD discovery process is more time consuming than with linear broadcast TV, consumers rate it as less frustrating, as it implicitly promises the opportunity to find something they want to watch, when they want to watch it.

Popularity of on-demand services soars:

The total viewing time of on-demand content – such as streamed TV series, movies and other TV programs – has increased 50 percent since 2010. Strong indicators of this growing engagement and satisfaction with VOD services include:

  • Consumers continue to embrace binge watching; 37 percent watch two or more episodes of the same show in a row on a weekly basis, more than a fifth say they do this daily
  • Consumer spending on VOD services in the US has increased by over 60 percent since 2012, from $13 to $20 per month
  • 40 percent of respondents say they watch YouTube daily; a substantial 10 percent of consumers say they watch YouTube for more than three hours a day

Zeynep Ahmet, Senior Advisor, Ericsson ConsumerLab says: “Based on our extensive research, we can see consumers increasingly ask for seamless access to high quality TV and video content, across services and devices. For consumers in general, and millennials in particular, being able to watch on the smartphone is key. Consumers not only want the shared, social broadcast TV experience, they also expect the flexibility of an à la carte on-demand media offering. Today’s experience is multifaceted and consumers want to create their own worlds of compelling, personalized content.”

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Ericsson ConsumerLab TV & Media Report 2016 (HTML and PDF versions)

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Ericsson strengthens TV and media operations in the UK

Ericsson has announced it will strengthen its TV and media operations in the UK by establishing a new broadcast and media services facility in MediaCityUK, Salford, Greater Manchester. MediaCityUK is currently home to leading media organisations including the BBC and ITV. The new site will go live from Q1 2017 and will deliver playout and media management services for clients like the BBC 24 hours a day.

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Additionally, Ericsson has extended its lease at Broadcast Centre, London.

Work is underway to establish world-class broadcast and media services facilities which will include playout suites, continuity and quality control areas, media management areas, master control facilities and a network operations center. Broadcast Centre will also house a new creative studio – home to Ericsson’s creative agency Red Bee.

Thorsten Sauer, Head of Broadcast and Media Services, Ericsson, says: “Every day people across the UK watch television programs prepared, managed and broadcast by Ericsson. TV and media remains a key priority for Ericsson and an important part of our ongoing growth strategy and this move really underlines our ongoing commitment to the industry and the UK. Our broadcast and media hubs in London and Salford will provide our clients with world-class facilities, ultimate resilience and leading edge technology both now and in the future, all delivered by our talented teams.”

Stephen Wild, Managing Director, MediaCityUK, says: “We are delighted that Ericsson has chosen MediaCityUK as the base for its new northern media services facility. This move further confirms MediaCityUK’s status as a location for critical broadcast operations and will enable Ericsson to take advantage of the resilient power and connectivity infrastructure designed into the campus.”

Ericsson is one of the leading global providers of broadcast and media services and has worked with some of the world’s most well-known broadcasters, platforms and content producers including BBC, Channel 4, BT Sport, ITV, FOX, DreamWorks, Disney, Liberty Global, NPO, Canal+, NOS, Bonnier Group, Sky, HBO, TV5 Monde, France 24 and many, many more.

Every year, Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services distributes more than 2.7 million hours of programming in more than 90 languages for more than 500 TV channels worldwide. Ericsson’s global content discovery portfolio spans more than 10 million movies and program titles covering over 35 languages. Globally more than 200 million people interact with Ericsson’s rich metadata each week. In addition, we provide over 230,000 hours of captioning each year – more than 100,000 hours of which is live.

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Ericsson comments on market rumors

Ericsson has noted the recent speculation in the press and financial markets regarding an interest by Cisco to acquire Ericsson.

On November 9, 2015, the two companies announced a global business and technology partnership to create the networks of the future. The partnership announcement was supported by multiple agreements that include commitments to network transformation through reference architectures and joint development, systems-based management and control, a broad reseller agreement, and collaboration in key emerging market segments.

President and CEO and member of the Board of Directors, Hans Vestberg says: “We note that there are rumors in the market regarding an acquisition of Ericsson by Cisco possibly spurred by the recent announcement of a partnership between our two companies. The talks leading up to the partnership announcement have been ongoing for a year and there have not been any discussions whatsoever on a merger or an acquisition.”

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BT Sport selects Ericsson to launch UK’s first UHDTV channel

Ericsson announced that it has signed a multi-year broadcast and media services deal with BT Sport to help launch three new television channels and an interactive red button service in the UK.

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