Free-to-Air analogue mobile video is booming in Latin America and China, and digital mobile TV services are ramping up throughout Asia, as well as Latin America. In the US, new ATSC mobile DTV services are launching and will drive solid growth in a few short years. As a result, within a few years, In-Stat expects the worldwide market value of mobile TV tuners to exceed $400 million by 2014.
“The biggest problem for mobile TV services is that they are developing on a country-by-country basis,” says Gerry Kaufhold, Principal Analyst. “The fragmentation of standards in different regions with different adoption rates, poses a challenge for technology manufacturers developing unique decoder technologies for each segment. However, the growing revenue opportunity is still appealing.”
Some of the research findings include:
– The CAGR for worldwide value of all mobile TV tuners will be over 12 per cenr from 2009 through 2014, and units will grow at nearly double that rate.
– Unit shipments for digital mobile TV tuners are expected to triple from 2009 to 2014.
– Devices that may incorporate a mobile TV tuner include mobile phones, laptops and notebooks, portable media players, PDAs & smartphones, portable navigation devices (GPS), portable game consoles, and automotive TVs.