Market Trends

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Gartner Says Worldwide IPTV Subscriptions to Grow 64 Per Cent in 2008

Worldwide IPTV Service Revenue Will Reach $19 Billion in 2012

Worldwide subscriptions to internet Protocol television (IPTV) services are on pace to reach 19.6 million subscribers in 2008, a 64.1 per cent increase from 12 million subscribers in 2007, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide IPTV revenue is projected to total $4.5 billion in 2008, a 93.5 per cent increase from 2007 revenue of $2.3 billion.

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From Satellite to Mobile: Next Generation Television and Radio Broadcasting

A new generation of satellites, and spectrum assigned to mobile satellite services, will play a prominent role in the next major development in television and radio broadcasting.

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What's Your Favorite Recession?

by Robert Bell, Executive Director, World Teleport Association

By “favorite,” I mean “least favorite,” the way the Millennial generation calls something “bad” when they really mean “good.”  My favorite recession ran from 1989 to 1991.  Fairly mild in most of the United States, it was devastating in the New York metropolitan area where I live.  It was…well, it was sufficiently interesting that I don’t really want to talk about it after all.

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HDTV Projected to Reach 255 Million Households in 2013

The IMS Research study The Worldwide Market for High-Definition TV Equipment & Services – 2008 Edition estimates that 45 million households worldwide received HDTV service via DTH, cable, IPTV and DTT at the end of 2007 with approximately the same number of HDTV sets shipping during the year. IMS Research forecasts that 255 million TV households worldwide will be watching HDTV by the end of 2013, including video households viewing only pre-recorded non-broadcast programs.

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Commercial Satellite Industry Grew 16% in 2007--SIA

San Diego, CA, June 11, 2008--At the ISCe 2008 conference and exhibition the Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today released its 2008 State of the Satellite Industry Report, showing a 16 percent growth in global revenues for the commercial satellite industry.  Worldwide revenues in 2007 were $123 billion, representing an average annual growth of 11.5 percent for the period from 2002-2007. 

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The Future of Broadcasting is Here, Now

by Dan Freyer

Its NAB time again, and as you read this many of us in the industry will be gearing up for that lovely confab in the city of lost wages. I have one recommendation: check out satellite HD, MPEG-4, transcoding, and DVB-S2 products.

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