Digital TV News: Sumitomo

Netflix, Hulu drive big jump in OTT media server market; set-top box demand is up
Apr 1, 2011 – Infonetics Research has released its 4Q10 Cable, Satellite, IPTV, and OTT Set-Top Boxes and Subscribers market share and forecast report. Worldwide set-top box (STB) sales dipped 1% in 4Q10, with cable STBs seeing the biggest sequential decline.
News categories: Infonetics Research, Cable TV, Digital TV, DVR, IPTV, Market Research, OTT, Satellite, Set Top Box, Subscribers

Pay-TV operators pause investments as subscribers slow, competition accelerates
Jun 29, 2010 – Infonetics Research has published 3 video-related market research reports: 2 1Q10 market share and forecast reports, Set-Top Boxes and Subscribers, and Video Infrastructure and Subscribers; and its new IPTV Services Deployment Strategies Survey.
News categories: Infonetics Research, Content Distribution, IPTV, Market Research, Set Top Box

J:COM and KDDI to co-operate on STB development
Jun 10, 2010 – J:COM (JASDAQ: 4817), Sumitomo (Tokyo:8053) and KDDI (Tokyo:9433) have agreed an alliance between the three companies. As part of the agreement J:COM and KDDI will develop pilot set-top boxes based on the Android™ operating system.
News categories: KDDI, J:COM, Cable TV, Digital TV, IPTV, Japan, Set Top Box

2009 worldwide STB revenue down 5% from 2008
Apr 8, 2010 – Infonetics Research has released the fourth quarter (4Q09) editions of two video-related market share and forecast reports: Video Infrastructure and Subscribers and Set-Top Boxes and Subscribers.
News categories: Infonetics Research, Cable TV, Content Distribution, Content Protection, Digital TV, DVR, IPTV, Market Research, Middleware, Satellite, Set Top Box, Subscribers

Liberty Global to Sell J:COM Interest to KDDI
Jan 24, 2010 – Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) has announced that it has reached an agreement to sell the subsidiaries that hold its 37.8% ownership interest in Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd. (J:COM) to KDDI Corporation.
News categories: Liberty Global, J:COM, KDDI, Cable TV, Japan, MandA

IPTV and video equipment and service markets hampered by slowing subscriber growth
Jan 5, 2010 – Market research firm Infonetics Research has published three video-related market share and forecast reports: 'Video Infrastructure and Subscribers', 'Set-Top Boxes and Subscribers', and 'Video Services and Subscribers'.
News categories: Infonetics Research, Cable TV, Content Distribution, Digital TV, IPTV, Market Research, Middleware, OTT, Satellite, Set Top Box, Subscribers

IPTV and cable video equipment up 15% in 2Q09
Sep 17, 2009 – Market research firm Infonetics Research released its second quarter (2Q09) IPTV, Cable, and Satellite Video Equipment, Services, and Subscribers report.
News categories: Infonetics Research, Cable TV, Content Distribution, Content Protection, Digital TV, IPTV, Market Research, Middleware, Satellite, Set Top Box, Subscribers

Video on-demand server revenue tripling by 2013
Jul 8, 2009 – According to Infonetics Research, the number of IPTV subscribers doubled in 2008 to 26 million worldwide, and is expected to surge to 155 million by 2013. IP set-top box vendor revenue is forecast to grow at 14% annually between 2008 and 2013.
News categories: Infonetics, Cable TV, Content Distribution, Digital TV, IPTV, Market Research, Set Top Box, Subscribers

HD arms race boosts IPTV equipment spending
Mar 18, 2009 – Infonetics Research has recently released the Q4 edition of its IPTV and Switched Digital Video report. The number of IPTV subscribers more than doubled in 2008 to 25.4 million worldwide, and is expected to grow to about 45 million in 2009.
News categories: Infonetics Research, Cable TV, Content Distribution, Digital TV, IPTV, Market Research, Middleware, Set Top Box, Subscribers