IPTV and equipment markets hampered by slow sub growth

Market research firm Infonetics Research has published three video-related market share and forecast reports: Video Infrastructure and Subscribers, Set-Top Boxes and Subscribers, and Video Services and Subscribers.

Hignlights of the report include:

– Worldwide set-top box (STB) revenue dropped 6 per cent in 3Q09 from 2Q09, due to lower subscriber growth, a decrease in purchases of add-on STBs by subscribers with multiple televisions, and operators looking to replenish their inventories

– Motorola is the worldwide set-top box market share leader, followed by Cisco and Pace

– Worldwide revenue for all video infrastructure segments declined quarter-over-quarter, including VOD and streaming content servers, video encoders, IPTV middleware/content delivery platforms, video content protection software, edge QAMs, digital cable middleware, and satellite video middleware

– However, combined revenue for all video infrastructure segments is up 90 per cent year-over-year, and quarterly growth is expected to pick up, led by VOD and streaming content servers, video encoders, and edge QAMs

– Worldwide revenue derived by service providers and cable companies for IPTV, cable video, and satellite video services is forecast to grow to $234 billion in 2013.

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