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Aug 16, 2008

North America TV Shipments Surge 28% Y/Y in Q2'08; Samsung Achieves Record Share

AUSTIN, TEXAS, August 14, 2008—Despite a weaker US economy and rising energy prices that directly impact consumers budgets, North American TV shipments climbed a remarkably strong 26% Q/Q and 28% Y/Y in Q2’08 to more than 9.3M units, according to preliminary results from DisplaySearch’sQuarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report. This Y/Y growth is the strongest since DisplaySearch began tracking TV shipments in 2004. LCD and Plasma TV technologies both posted strong sequential quarterly gains, rising 30% and 35%, respectively. PDP growth in particular was influenced by strong initial shipments of Vizio’s 32” HD PDPs; LCD growth was also very strong at 32”, rising 35% Q/Q.

Some other highlights from Q2’08 include

  • LCD TV shipments rose a stronger than expected 52% Y/Y in Q2 to nearly 7.5M units, driving the total TV growth to such strong levels. Much of the growth came from small- to mid-range screen sizes, such as 19”, 22” and 32” where price points are lower and consumers don’t have to stretch budgets as much to afford a new digital flat panel TV.
  • PDP shipment growth surged in Q2 by 35% Q/Q and 34% Y/Y as 32” HD shipments were initiated by Vizio into the US market, quickly rising to almost 13% of all PDP shipments for the quarter. 42” PDP shipments also rose in Q2, climbing 86% Q/Q, but 50” PDP shipments were flat Q/Q as LCD proved a tough competitor at 50-54”.
  • Overall LCD TV gained share during the quarter, rising from 77.5% to 79.8% unit share, a new high. LCD TV also gained against PDP in the 50-54” size category, rising to a new high of 46.1% with most 52” LCD TVs selling at a substantial premium to comparable PDP models. LCD did drop from 97.7% to 93.6% of shipments at 32” though, as 32” HD PDP entered the size category during the quarter.
  • Samsung was the leading brand with total TV shipment share surging to a record 19.1% of all TV unit shipments in North America during the quarter. Samsung continued to have the leading LCD TV unit share in Q2, climbing from 13.5% to 18.3% as their shipments rose 76% Q/Q. Additionally, Samsung overtook Sony for the top LCD TV unit share of the 40”+ category.
  • Sony remained #2 in LCD TV, although their share dropped from 13.4% to 11.7%. Despite gaining share in the 32” category, they lost share in the 40”+ space to Samsung. Sony also rose from #3 to #2 in total TV shipments, although unit share fell from 10.6% to 9.4%.
  • Panasonic was still the North America market leader in PDP TV at 31.2%, down from 35% in Q1’08 as both Samsung and Vizio posted strong share gains. Panasonic led 50” shipments by a large margin, while barely edging out Samsung for #2 at 42”. Q2’08 also marked the first full quarter of 46” 1080p PDP shipments for Panasonic and easily led all other brands in 1080p PDP shipments.
  • Vizio moved up to #2 in PDP, overtaking Samsung, with their share more than doubling to 25.1% on the previously mentioned strong 32” HD PDP shipments. In LCD TV, Vizio fell from #3 to #5 at 7.5% unit share, as intense price competition from top brands at a wide range of retail outlets which pushed them from #2 to #3 in total TV unit share.

More extensive Q2’08 results can be seen in the following tables:

Table 1: Preliminary Q1'08 – Q2'08 NA Flat Panel TV Unit Share and Growth



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Some Media Companies Choose to Profit From Pirated YouTube Clips

Some Media Companies Choose to Profit From Pirated YouTube Clips

Published: August 15, 2008

After years of regarding pirated video on YouTube as a threat, some major media companies are having a change of heart, treating it instead as an advertising opportunity.

In the last few months, CBS, Universal Music, Lionsgate, Electronic Arts and other companies have stopped prodding YouTube to remove unauthorized clips of their movies, music videos and other content and started selling advertising against them...

“We don’t want to condone people taking our intellectual property and using it without our permission,” said Curt Marvis, the president of digital media at Lionsgate Entertainment, which owns films like “Dirty Dancing” and the “Saw” series of horror movies.

“But we also don’t like the idea of keeping fans of our products from being able to engage with our content.” he said. “For the most part, people who are uploading videos are fans of our movies. They’re not trying to be evil pirates, and they’re not trying to get revenue from it.”

...For example, a user-uploaded video for the music video for “Disturbia” by the artist Rihanna is still online, even though YouTube makes it easy to remove. The Rihanna video page was uploaded by a fan three weeks ago and has attracted 1.2 million views. It now features a prominent ad and a small disclaimer that cites the Universal Music Group as the owner.

Under pressure from media companies, YouTube introduced a technology last fall called Video ID which allowed copyright owners to compare the digital fingerprints of their videos with material on YouTube, then flag infringing material for removal...

AdNets Weekend

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Social Media Weekend

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Blog Weekend

Report: Pack's Favre deal included souvenirs, blog
The Associated Press - 6 hours ago
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BBC News
Microsoft Opens Windows 7 Blog
NewsFactor Network, CA - 2 hours ago
A new Microsoft Windows blog has been opened, and Microsoft plans two Windows events. Microsoft says it intends to listen to what the world has to say about ...
Microsoft Starts Windows 7 Blog bMighty.com
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Microsoft Launches Windows 7 Development Blog Appscout
VNUNet.com - Inquirer

Lindsay Lohan slams rumors about sister's breast augmentation
Newsday, NY - 6 hours ago
The 22-year-old actress took to her blog yesterday to slam online speculation that her little sister may have undergone breast augmentation. ...
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Los Angeles Times
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