Advanced Television


STB manufacturers look to advanced features

As revenue from standard STB (Set-top Box) sales declines along with demand in the period 2008 to 2012, STB vendors will initially rely on firmer markets for DBS (Digital Broadcast Satellite), IPTV, and DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) STBs. However, according to a study from ABI Research, by the end of the decade even those sectors […]

October 16, 2007

IPTV subscriber numbers up

The number of people using IPTV services increased by 179 per cent in the 12 months to June 30th 2007. Over 8 million people are now connected to telco TV services, according to research from broadband analyst company Point Topic. And for some operators, that means that a significant proportion of their broadband customer base […]

October 16, 2007

Shipments of PMPs 130m+ in 2011

Global shipments of video portable multimedia players (PMPs) will grow at an annualised rate of 30 per cent over the next five years, reaching 132 million units in 2011, according to the Parks Associates report 'Portable Multimedia Players: Analysis and Forecasts.' MP3 player manufacturers will drive growth through their desire to add video capability to […]

October 15, 2007

Sky+ viewers ‘watch less TV’

Research by Attentional into the viewing habits of Sky+ subscribers suggests owners of digital TV recorders watch less television. Attentional says people-meters used by viewing measurement panels show they actually watch less TV. “Sky+ users are lighter viewers than the average Sky viewer, they tend to be relatively prosperous and such people simply watch less […]

October 9, 2007

IPTV reaches 8m subscribers

Statistics, prepared for the DSL Forum by industry analyst Point Topic, have shown that the number of people using IPTV services increased by 179 per cent in the 12 months to 30 June 2007. In broadband access DSL continues to dominate with almost 66 per cent of subscribers connected. Over eight million people are now […]

October 9, 2007

HDTV customers satisfied by quality but not content

High definition (HD) television owners are much more satisfied with the picture quality of HD television than they are with the amount or selection of HD programming, The Nielsen Company reported. According to Nielsen Media Research's 2007 High Definition Survey, 85 per cent of HD owners gave a 4 or 5 rating for picture quality […]

October 5, 2007

Hybrid STBs 25% of market by 2012

The hybrid set-top box market is forecast by IMS Research to account for over 25 per cent of worldwide STB unit shipments in 2012, translating into nearly $2.9 billion in manufacturer revenues. Based on leading satellite TV operators‚ strategies to strongly position themselves against competitors, satellite hybrid STBs are forecast to account for 76 per […]

October 5, 2007

Price, not content, wins

The mantra of the comms and technology industries has long been “content is king”. Yet for consumers choosing from a wide range of bundled telecommunications packages, price and convenience are still far more important than any content available. This was one of the main findings of “Bundle Jungle Europe: Navigating the Multi-Play Market”, a survey […]

October 3, 2007

Olympics will set TV advertising records

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games will lift television's share of the global advertising market to record levels next year, despite the medium losing market share in North America and parts of Europe, reports the global media buying and planning group ZenithOptimedia. According to Zenith's World Advertising Expenditure Forecast, worldwide television advertising spending in 2008 will […]

October 2, 2007

Mobile TV? Maybe

Results from a survey of 2,000 European consumers by market analyst firm Canalys indicate that half have no interest in watching any kind of TV on a mobile phone, even if the service was free. The findings highlight three potentially attractive mobile TV customer segments: The pay-TV subscriber: consumers that take pay-TV services (54 per […]

September 28, 2007