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Format: 2014-09
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The Apple iPhone – beautiful, but niche

Apple has introduced its long-awaited iPhone, with sleek looks and a host of innovative touches, to be launched in the US exclusively with Cingular in June and Europe by the end of 2007

Mobile, Telecoms January 2007 Access this report

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BT's IPTV play

BT has gone further than expected in setting a “medium term” goal of 2-3 million customers for BT Vision, remaining vague on when it will be achieved. Giving away the PVR and a cheap self-install option, due later in 2007, are essential to achieve this target

Radio groups implement further cutbacks and increased centralisation to combat shrinking audiences and revenues

Media, Telecoms January 2007 Access this report

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Audiovisual advertising blues 2007

Television advertising revenues fell by nearly 7% and radio advertising by more than 4% in 2006 according to latest market estimates. We expect declines of around 4% for both media in 2007

Media, TV, Music and Radio January 2007 Access this report

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US digital music sales in 2006

US digital music sales continue to perform well, despite press reports to the contrary, with the average weekly volume of tracks sold up 75% in 2006, supported by steady sales of iPods

Media, Music and Radio, Non-UK Media December 2006 Access this report

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TF1 - new digital TV offensive

TF1, France’s leading free-to-air (FTA) terrestrial broadcaster, has repositioned its channel assets in order to better exploit rapid growth of digital TV, now taken by 44% of households

Media, TV, Non-UK Media December 2006 Access this report

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Mobile revenue growth - September 2006 quarter

Aggregate mobile service revenue growth remains reasonably strong, at 4% for the latest quarter for the five largest European countries

Mobile, Non-UK Telecoms, Telecoms December 2006 Access this report

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France Télécom takes few risks with naked DSL

Under regulatory pressure, France Télécom introduced in July 2006 a wholesale ‘naked’ DSL offer, under which broadband alone is supplied to the customer, as the lower frequency portion of the line used for PSTN telephony is deactivated

Fixed line, Non-UK Telecoms, Telecoms December 2006 Access this report

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Internet and Telephony Market Statistics Q3 2006

At the end of Q3 2006, the UK had 12.4 million broadband connections and we estimate 45% household broadband penetration. Over the past 12 months, 3.4 million new broadband connections have been sold, generating overall market growth of 38% year-on-year. Quarterly net additions were 719,000, 83,500 higher than the previous quarter, but 178,000 lower than the same quarter last year. We believe that broadband adoption has now peaked, partly due to provisioning issues, and we envisage a gradual decline in the new connection rate over the next 18 months

Fixed line, Telecoms December 2006 Access this report

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H3G’s X-Series and the mobile internet (or lack thereof)

H3G’s X-Series is not quite as innovative as it was presented to be, given that T-Mobile’s Web ‘n’ Walk is very similar in concept (flat rate data tariffs, 3rd party Internet services) and has been available since June 2005

Mobile, Telecoms November 2006 Access this report

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ITV - where next?

Today ITV officially rejected NTL's bid, currently worth around 120 pence/share with, among others, the consequence that Sir Peter Burt will have to continue to show up for meetings at ITV for the foreseeable future

Media, TV November 2006 Access this report

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BT FY 2006-07 Q2 results: further progress but rougher water ahead

Group revenue growth continues to be positive but vulnerable; EBITDA growth continues apace but cash flow growth has again been hit by 21CN capex

Fixed line, Telecoms November 2006 Access this report

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Vodafone H1 2006/07 results: on the mend?

Vodafone’s revenue growth has improved, with core underlying growth rising both relative to the previous quarter and relative to its competitors

Mobile, Telecoms November 2006 Access this report

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NTL-Q3 results

Although NTL could use ITV programming to improve its competitiveness, it is difficult to see how yet another acquisition could be justified, given the managerial and financial burden that would result. Nevertheless, we believe that NTL will move heaven and earth to acquire ITV and is deeply serious in its intentions

Media, TV, Fixed line, Telecoms November 2006 Access this report

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ITV1 Viewing Decline: Causes and Prospects

Having experienced an almost straight-line decline in its audience, ITV1’s 20% share of total viewing in 2006 is about half of what it was in 1992. Although the causes of this dramatic decline have varied, the result has always been the same. When and where will it end? ITV1 Viewing Decline: Causes and Prospects [2006-63] examines the most recent viewing trends, starting in January 2003 and coinciding with the launch of review.

Media, TV November 2006 Access this report

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Vodafone UK broadband launch

Vodafone UK’s new broadband product is not very competitively priced compared to the offers from Carphone Warehouse and Orange, costing £5-10 a month more than the nearest equivalent packages

Fixed line, Telecoms November 2006 Access this report

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Changing times for Sky - fiscal Q1 2007 results

Fiscal Q1 2007 results show unexpectedly strong subscriber gross additions (14% up on Q1 2006) and a promising start to Sky Broadband in its pursuit of at least 3 million subscribers by December 2010. Management attributes the strong gross subscriber additions to the ‘halo’ effect of its broadband and telephony offer

Growth will likely slow from 2006's impressive levels, but the business is still a very solid core, with volumes, prices and commission levels likely to hold up well for the foreseeable future

Media November 2006 Access this report

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ITV/NTL - a possible combination transaction

Under mounting competitive pressure from Sky, NTL needs to reinforce its position in content and has approached ITV about a possible combination

Media, TV November 2006 Access this report

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Microsoft’s Zune: credible or incredible competitor to Apple?

The Zune will compete with the iPod Video – but not the mini, nano or shuffle that have built Apple’s player market share. The Zune’s USP of Wi-Fi capability (to share tracks locally, not download) is just a gadget, not a must-have selling point

Media, Music and Radio November 2006 Access this report

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Classified Advertising in Print and Online

The UK newspaper industry is being engulfed by a 'perfect storm'. Overall advertising has been in a cyclical downturn since mid-2005, and public sector recruitment in particular has been weak, while readers desert newspapers (even free ones) for the internet, to which they are drawing spend on classified and display advertising. We view classified advertising in print media as being in permanent decline, anticipating an overall drop from £4 billion in 2006 to £3.5 billion by 2011

Media, Press, Internet November 2006 Access this report

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Internet Advertising: you’ve been googled!

Last week Google hit the headlines on the back of forecasts for its UK revenues for 2006 which we expect to reach £920 million, up 90% on 2005, cited as proof of a structural shift away from broadcast media to the internet

Media, Internet November 2006 Access this report

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