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IPTV and Switched Digital Video Upside

Infonetics Research recently released the latest (4Q08) edition of its IPTV and Switched Digital Video Equipment, Services, and Subscribers report.

With service providers around the world countering decreasing revenue by cutting capex, one would assume video equipment providers will be hit just as hard as their network equipment colleagues.

However, that won't be the case in 2009. Encoder providers like Harmonic, Tandberg (Ericsson), and Motorola will see a continued upside in revenue this year as they benefit from the HD race currently going on in North America and soon to expand to Western Europe and parts of Asia.

Infonetics' quarterly IPTV and switched digital video report provides worldwide and regional market share, market size, analysis, and forecasts through 2013 for telco IPTV and cable IPTV and SDV equipment, including pure and hybrid IP set-top boxes, integrated digital headend platforms, VoD and streaming content servers, HD and SD IP video encoders, IPTV middleware and content delivery platforms, video content protection software, and universal edge QAMs.

Highlights of the Infonetics market study follow:

- Service provider spending on IPTV and switched digital video (SDV) equipment grew 48 percent in 2008 from the previous year, hitting $3.9 billion worldwide.

- The market was up 10 percent sequentially in the final quarter of 2008.

- Spending was boosted by the shift to high definition (HD) formats and an increase in channel lineups.

- Thanks to aggressive pricing on bundled service packages, there was healthy growth in IPTV subscriber numbers in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), Asia Pacific, and North America in the fourth quarter of 2008.

- The number of pure and hybrid IPTV subscribers more than doubled in 2008 to 25.4 million worldwide, and is expected to grow to about 45 million in 2009.

- Service providers are expected to increase their spending on IPTV equipment in the double-digit percents over the next 5 years, with spending hitting a high of $8.9 billion in 2013.

- IPTV equipment includes integrated digital headend platforms, VoD and streaming content servers, IP video encoders, IPTV middleware/content delivery platforms, video content protection software, and IP set-top boxes.

- In the U.S., a fierce battle is raging between service providers delivering IPTV and cable video providers to increase the number of high definition (HD) channels.

- The same race will be heating up in other regions of the world, particularly in Europe and Central and Latin America.

- Comcast has significantly slowed their SDV rollout and shifted their capex focus exclusively to DOCSIS 3.0 rollouts.

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