MRG Market Leader Report Shows Industry Moving to Multiscreen Display and Hybrid Transmission with Cloud Configurations

Thursday, January 26th, 2012 
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Fall 2011 IPTV Market Leader Report from MRG, Inc., is now tracking over 934 IPTV Operators globally, an increase from 913 just six months ago, and revealing over 50 million IPTV subscribers worldwide. “Although the MLR only tracks pure-play IPTV deployments worldwide, it clearly reflects that IPTV Operators are using other hybrid delivery methods including satellite, digital terrestrial and over-the-top (OTT) Internet services to complement their IPTV offerings or expand into new regions and markets,” says Jose Alvear, MRG Senior Analyst. “Likewise, multiscreen services are rapidly being launched by many pay-TV operators around the world, with many delivering TV and VOD directly to the iPad and other smart devices.”

Companies offering full IPTV Ecosystems like Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Motorola, Huawei, and ZTE have an advantage in offerings to large Operators, while smaller specialized companies like Amino, Verimatrix, Harmonic Inc., and others continue to rank high with mid-size Operators looking for high flexibility as the industry enters into partnerships with OTT (Over-the-Top) media owners.

Using MRG’s RankTracker™system –an articulate directional measurement tool for IPTV Vendors’ ranking within 6 product sectors and 5 regional areas applied to over 100 Vendor companies or divisions– the report tracks the semi-annual ups-and-downs of product rankings within the top 10 competitors of each category. Examples include top ranking of Broadpeak in the European VOD market, number one rank in European Video-Headend-Encoders for Harmonic, upward ranking for ZTE in the Rest-of-World Access and in the Asian STB markets, and upward ranking for Huawei for global STB markets. While Ericsson maintains a first place in the Asian Access market, it also shows a remarkable upward shift in Middleware in 5/5 regions, indicating an extraordinary change. Meantime, Motorola advances several ranks in CP/DRM software in dramatic new developments in North America.

For more details contact Rob Smith, [email protected], or, telephone 1-408-453-5553 (San Jose, CA, USA). The price of this 126-page global IPTV Market Leaders Report (December 2012) is $3,995 USD for a printed copy, $5,200 USD for a PDF format Departmental License, or free to subscribers of the IPTV Tracking Service. Consult us for a Corporate License or for the IPTV Tracking Service.