A new CEA study documents the continuing shift in consumer viewing habits and rise of Internet delivery. CEA President Gary Shapiro uses the data to argue in favor of turning over broadcast spectrum to wireless providers: “It’s clear that the free, public spectrum given to broadcasters could be put to much better use.”
Only 13% of second screen users say content synched with TV makes the experience more enjoyable, according to survey from CEA and NATPE.
The two-pronged research project will measure how consumers and content creators incorporate second screen to interact with media. The findings will be presented in January 2014 at the International CES and NATPE Market & Conference.
The NAB has an issue with the Consumer Electronic Association publishing a report that says only 7% of U.S. TV homes solely rely on over-the-air broadcast signals to watch television programming. “CEA’s findings strain the bounds of credibility beginning with the fact that its alleged ‘research’ was conducted by CEA staff members, rather than an independent firm.”
The Consumer Electronics Association has dropped CBS-owned CNET as the group that chooses winners of the annual “Best of CES” awards over chages of conflict of interest. CES also elevated the CNET writers’ initial pick for the best gadget of the show, Dish Network”s The Hopper, to co-winner along with a gaming tablet called Razer Edge.
The Consumer Electronics Association along with the Computer and Communications Industry Association and the Internet Association tells a federal court that the Dish Hopper service that allows consumers to record and zap ads in all network broadcasting does not violate copyright law. Broadcasters have sued Dish, claiming copyright violations and breach of distribution contracts.
The early-stage format offering resolution four times greater then HD will carry an industry-wide moniker of Ultra High-Definition or Ultra HD. The less flashy 4K will be shunted aside as a consumer term, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced today that communications veteran Jeffrey Joseph has been named senior vice president of communications and strategic relationships, effective Aug. 23. Joseph returns to CEA from the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) where he was its VP of communications since 2006. He had been CEA’s VP of communications from August 1998 […]
Steve Koenig, director of industry analysis at the Consumer Electronics Association, talks about the future of TV viewing in light of the CEA’s recent viewing habits study. “Consumers continue to crave video of all forms, including broadcast TV. The way they consume video may have shifted in recent years, but they’re still watching. Local news is one of the things American stations do best. That’s an opportunity to push that local content over the Web, using various apps and platforms. If consumers can find that content online, they can watch on their schedule and on the device of their choosing.”
Despite the increasing number of options available to consumers, they’re still watching the majority of their video programming on television sets — a behavior that has some effect on consumers’ purchase considerations.
In a report released earlier this week, the Consumer Electronics Association states that 10% of U.S. households are either “very likely” or “likely” to cancel pay TV services this year, while an additional 14% are either “somewhat likely” or “somewhat unlikely” to cut the cord. 76% of those surveyed were in the “unlikely” or “very unlikely” group. While those numbers should give some pay TV operators a little cause for concern — maybe as an incentive to offer simpler, basic channel packages at lower costs — the CEA report then veered off in another direction.
A new study by the Consumer Electronics Association makes the case for incentive auctions for broadcast spectrum, finds just 8% of U.S. TV households rely on OTA.
Just as the NAB opened its annual convention in Las Vegas on Monday, the Consumer Electronics Association released a survey purportedly demonstrating that Americans want spectrum devoted to wireless Internet and not television. The timing of the release of the CEA-commissioned survey was no accident; it was meant to rile broadcasters as they fight to hold on to spectrum.
The CTIA-The Wireless Association and Consumer Electronics Association submitted a white paper to the FCC that says the commission’s proposed TV spectrum auction will help balance the federal budget by contributing more than $33 billion.
The broadcasting lobbyist says that Consumer Electronics Association President Gary Shapiro’s opening speech accusing TV broadcasters of “squatting now on our broadband future” misses the mark. “He simply sees a world of wireless broadband, and that’s just not what the future holds,” Smith said. And the NAB chief also accused Shapiro of being out of touch: “He apparently was writing a book and missed the cord-cutting phenomenon.”
Pushing for U.S. regulatory and congressional action to free up airwaves to handle the burgeoning use of wireless devices will be the top policy initiative of the consumer electronics industry in 2011, the head of the Consumer Electronics Association said on Tuesday.