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Format: 2014-12
Format: 2014-12
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Mobile advertising: overhyped?

Mobile advertising has recently been talked up by both mobile operators and media companies, with some analysts estimating that it could be worth more than $11 billion by 2011, or over one third of the current internet advertising market

Mobile, Telecoms April 2007 Access this report

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UK Internet Advertising

The internet is the UK’s fastest growing advertising medium, with spend rising 41% to £2.02 billion in 2006, and a further 30% rise expected for 2007. Three drivers underpin this growth: more intense use of the internet as broadband connections become standard, very strong growth in e-commerce, which is driving up paid-for search, and improving yields through rich-media formats. These factors will continue to propel growth of internet ad spend in the near future

Media, Fixed line, Internet, Telecoms April 2007 Access this report

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Mobile termination rates

Ofcom has reintroduced price cuts to the UK mobile call termination rates, cutting 2G call termination rates by between 9% and 19% over four years and introducing termination regulation for 3G calls that will cut rates by 45%

Mobile, Telecoms April 2007 Access this report

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UK broadband market Q4 2006

UK broadband market growth fell to 3.2 million net additions in 2006 from 3.8 million in 2005. With 47% of UK households already on broadband, new entrant unbundlers (BSkyB and Carphone Warehouse) are racing against the clock of a maturing market to sign up customers

Fixed line, Telecoms April 2007 Access this report

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Canal+ post-merger targets for 2010

Canal+ targeted subscription (as opposed to subscriber) growth of 1.3 million by 2010 has a lot of stretch in view of the intense competition from free-to-air (FTA) services and in particular digital terrestrial TV

Media, TV, Non-UK Media March 2007 Access this report

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H3G 2006 results: still burning

H3G’s H2 2006 results were a mixed bag, with the UK’s revenue growth strong but Italy’s weak, churn reduced but unit SACs up, and non-SAC operating costs reduced but capex up sharply

Mobile, Telecoms March 2007 Access this report

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Recorded Music and Music Publishing

This update on the prospects for the global recorded music market in the period to 2012 reveals the depth of the industry's woes from steep declines in CD sales in most major markets. Rising sales from downloads and ringtones could stabilise overall sales by 2009 at around $23 billion, far from the peak of $45 billion achieved in 1997. Declining CD volumes are among the principal factors limiting growth of music publisher revenues to a CAGR of 2.2% over 2006-2012, despite continued strong growth of performance revenues from live events and broadcast media, including the internet

Media, Music and Radio March 2007 Access this report

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Scottish Media Group - the only way is up?

The boardroom coup at Scottish Media Group instigated by Hanover has revamped management with the aim of executing a turnaround strategy quickly

Media, TV, Press March 2007 Access this report

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GMG’s sale of Trader Media Group stake

The Guardian Media Group (GMG) sale of a minority stake of Trader Media, publisher of AutoTrader, in 2007 is well timed to maximise its price, given the preponderance of downside risks to classified print adverts

Media, Press March 2007 Access this report

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Sky and Virgin blogs

The spat between Virgin and Sky over cable carriage of Sky basic channels has generated much blogging, mostly supportive of Virgin, although neither party appears to be gaining from the ‘zero sum game’ dispute

Media, TV March 2007 Access this report

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Iliad 2006 FY results

Iliad’s 2006 results were solid with broadband subscriber growth on target, DSL market share up one point to 19%, ARPU up 7% to €34.5/month and churn (enviably) at just below 1% per month. Over 1 million of Iliad’s subscribers have dropped France Télécom line rental and Iliad now completely owns those fixed-line telecoms customer relationships

Fixed line, Non-UK Telecoms, Telecoms March 2007 Access this report

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Mobile revenue growth: December 2006 quarter

Aggregate mobile service revenue growth in the December quarter was stable at 4.2% although, given an easing of termination rate cuts, the underlying growth actually dropped by 0.5 percentage points

Mobile, Telecoms March 2007 Access this report

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Mobile handsets: ever slimmer and fewer Gs

Mobile handset form factors have continued to multiply, but the general trend is for flagship models to be slimmer, sleeker and more metallic

Mobile, Telecoms March 2007 Access this report

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Sky's purchase of ITV shares

Using a little understood provision of the merger rules, the government has asked Ofcom to take a look at the Sky stake in ITV, just in case the OFT did not come up with the right answer the first time round. As a result of the intervention, Ofcom will decide whether the share purchase reduced the number of separately managed broadcasters in the UK. Since this is almost exactly what the OFT is already doing, it is impossible to see how Ofcom could reach a different conclusion to the OFT. In this sense, the intervention has little point

Media, TV March 2007 Access this report

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Sogecable's vanishing goal posts

With 84,000 net pay-TV additions in 2006, Sogecable resumed subscriber growth, but we expect this pace to decline in 2007 unless Sogecable re-positions on basic and expands distribution from satellite to cable and DSL

Media, TV, Non-UK Media March 2007 Access this report

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BBC iPlayer

Set for launch in May/June, the BBC’s iPlayer is a PC-based application offering live and on-demand access to around 3,500 hours of BBC programmes per week via the internet, using peer-to-peer (P2P) and multi-cast technology to overcome cost and bandwidth issues

Media, TV, Internet March 2007 Access this report

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Virgin Media Q4 results: Restructuring story promising, growth story more dubious

Virgin Media’s Q4 results were again mixed – increasing competition is continuing to have a significant effect on net additions but, as yet, most higher ARPU customers are staying put, permitting modest revenue growth

Media, TV, Fixed line, Telecoms March 2007 Access this report

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Commercial radio: growth ambitions quashed by economic realities

Commercial radio trade association launches new R.A.D.I.O. plan to achieve 20% revenue growth, increased share of listening and migration to digital platforms by 2011

Media, Music and Radio March 2007 Access this report

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Sprint and the mobile WiMAX bubble

Mobile WiMAX is still being heavily hyped as the future of mobile broadband, with Sprint in the US, with its $3 billion network rollout, being lauded as the pioneer

Mobile, Telecoms March 2007 Access this report

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Mobile network sharing in the UK: a strategic blunder?

Vodafone and Orange are planning to share their 3G networks in the UK, and are looking at potentially sharing their 2G networks in due course

Mobile, Telecoms February 2007 Access this report

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