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Online Video On TV To Generate $2.9 Billion

The U.S. market for watching online video on TV is set to significantly increase, according to a new report from In-Stat.

Over 40 percent of young adult U.S. households view Internet video on TV at least once per month.

Revenue from Web-to-TV streaming services will grow to $2.9 billion in 2013.

Consumer Spending On Mobile And Broadband To Decrease

U.S. consumer spending on broadband, mobile services and subscription TV will remain the same for most people, but 15 percent are expected to cut back, according to a new survey by In-Stat.

The company estimates that consumer spending across these three segments could see an almost $5 billion decrease during the next 12 months. Despite this, In-Stat’s survey reveals that broadband service is among the most vital parts of consumers’ lives. Over 66 million consumers across demographic categories are using the Internet while they watch TV.

Text Messaging Continues To Generate The Most Revenue For Mobile Operators
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As mobile operators have seen the average revenue per user (ARPU) fall, they have looked to increase revenue with value added services; however the most profitable data service is still text messaging, according to In-Stat.

Inexpensive, reliable, and easy for mobile users to operate, Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Message Service (MMS) provide solid revenue streams for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs).

Broadband Over Powerline Gaining Traction

Broadband over Powerline (BPL) has been steadily emerging over the past several years and the technology continues to grow. With no new cabling needed, broadband powerline networking is turning into a winner according to In-Stat’s "Powerline Home Networking 2007 Update: Gaining Power in the Global Market" report.