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Infonetics: Pay-TV Providers Sweat Legacy Assets While Gearing up for Ultra-Definition TV

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest Broadcast and Streaming Video Equipment and Pay TV Subscribers report, which tracks pay-TV subscribers and video equipment sold to telco IPTV, cable, and satellite TV providers.

ANALYST NOTE

“Pay-TV providers are sweating their existing encoding assets as they wait for the next generation of platforms that support HEVC (high efficiency video coding) so they can reduce current bandwidth requirements while preparing for ultra-definition TV, such as 4K,” notes Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research. “Demand for contribution encoders among broadcasters will remain steady through 2017, with increases in spending due to the long-term transition to support HEVC and newer video formats.”

BROADCAST AND STREAMING VIDEO MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • Infonetics expects the global broadcast and streaming video equipment market to decline about 9% in 2013 to $1.39 billion, then to grow through 2017
  • Content delivery network (CDN) edge servers, which serve as streaming video “pumps” for over-the-top (OTT) and unicast content, are forecast by Infonetics to grow at a 21% CAGR from 2012 to 2017
  • Spending on video-on-demand (VOD) playout servers is expected to decline in the short term, though pay-TV providers will continue to use them while shifting spending to CDN edge servers to support multiscreen and OTT video content
  • Multiscreen broadcast encoder revenue is anticipated to increase slightly over the next 4 years as operators transition to software-only platforms and encoders with integrated transcoding

MULTISCREEN TV WEBINAR

Available on demand: Using Video Gateways to Improve the Multiscreen Experience: http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=702530&s=1&k=9CA6643FDB2E2992AA78E3D880DAEBCA

REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ biannual broadcast and streaming video report provides worldwide and regional market size, forecasts through 2017, analysis, and trends for telco IPTV, cable video, and satellite video broadcast and streaming video equipment and pay-TV subscribers. Equipment tracked: encoders, transcoders, and IRDs; VOD playout servers; and video CDN equipment (CDN edge servers, ABR origin and packaging servers). Vendors tracked: Alcatel-Lucent, Anevia, Arris, Ateme, Cisco, Concurrent, Digital Rapids, Edgeware, Elemental, Envivio, Ericsson, Harmonic, Huawei, RGB Networks, Seawell, Thomson, XOR Media, ZTE, and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

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Download Infonetics’ 2013 market research brochure, publication calendar, events brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at http://www.infonetics.com/login.

INFONETICS WEBINARS

Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming webinars, view recent webinars on demand, or learn about sponsoring a webinar.

  • Using Video Gateways to Improve the Multiscreen Experience (View on demand)
  • Monetizing Subscriber Data to Drive Big Revenue (View on demand)
  • Multi-Vendor Service Provisioning for NFV (View on demand)
  • The Copper Path, From Vectoring to G.Fast (2014: Sponsor)

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

N. America (West), Asia Pacific: Larry Howard, larry@infonetics.com, +1 408-583-3335

N. America (East), Midwest, L. America: Scott Coyne, scott@infonetics.com, +1 408-583-3395

EMEA, India, Singapore: George Stojsavljevic, george@infonetics.com, +44 755-488-1623

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

ABOUT INFONETICS

Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.

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