According to Instat Harmonic Inc. led the industry in encoder shipments in 2008, with 28 percent market share, according to research from industry analyst In-Stat. In 2008, Harmonic shipped more than 12,000 encoding channels to broadcast, cable, satellite and telecom video service providers. The analyst's findings, published in a new report entitled "Worldwide Real-Time Broadcast MPEG Encoder Market," confirms Harmonic's global leadership in providing encoding solutions for all video markets.
Around the world, more than 60,000 MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) standard and high definition video channels have been provisioned using Harmonic's DiviCom encoders since 1996. Eight of the 10 largest direct-to-home (DTH) satellite operators worldwide and nine of the top 10 cable operators in the United States use Harmonic encoders. Harmonic compression solutions also power more than 6,500 telco IPTV channels around the world, and over 300 TV stations in the United States broadcast their digital TV programs using Harmonic encoders.