|Page (1) of 1 - 08/24/01||email article||print page|
MRG Releases New Digital Settop Study
The list of over 40 key companies profiled includes industry innovators like NDS, Sony, TiVo, Motorola, Microsoft, Pace, Sarnoff, DirecTV, EchoStar, Hughes, Philips, Broadcom, Intel, National Semiconductor, Liberate, OpenTV, nCube, AOLTV, WebTV, Scientific Atlanta, Thomson, CacheVision, NBC, Wink, RespondTV and many others.
The new study, Home Gateway Report: Worldwide Digital Settop, Service & Server Analysis & Forecast -- 2001-2004, reflects how advanced PC and communications technologies, married with open STB (Set-top Box) architectures, have created a new industry more like that of cellphones than of PCs. "Never before have we seen the 200- and 400-times performance jumps in digital processing for the STBs that we've witnessed since 1995," comments analyst Chris Schwafel. "The emergence of the PVR (Personal Video Recorder) to meet strong demand for more leisure time is changing the basic economics of video broadcasting," adds Gary Schultz, Director of Research and CEO.
By showing ROI scenarios for digital cable, satellite and terrestrial carriers, the report reveals how digital cable could reverse its losses to digital satellite; and how almost any carrier can reach profitability within six months by transmitting VOD over unused bandwidth. The 325-page report also provides results of consumer and supplier surveys on Home Gateways and Networks.
The report is available for U.S. $3,495.00. To order or request information, contact Lena or Rob at 408/524-9767 (tel.) or [email protected].
About Multimedia Research Group, Inc. (MRG, Inc.)
Founded in 1990, MRG (www.mrgco.com) has headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. MRG publishes market analyses for the digital media development and distribution industries; and provides market intelligence and strategy consulting for client companies.
Related Keywords:DTV Professional, MRG, Satellite, Cable, STBs, EPG, VOD, PVRs, ITV, DTH
Source:Digital Media Online. All Rights Reserved