Digital TV News: UTStarcom

Telpin to offer IPTV in Argentina in 2010
Nov 2, 2009 – La Cooperativa de Teléfonos de Pinamar (Telpin) will start offering IPTV services next year in three Argentine cities. Trials have been carried out using UTStarcom equipment, though a purchase decision has not yet been taken.
News categories: Telpin, Argentina, Content Distribution, Digital TV, IPTV, Set Top Box

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

Set-top Box Revenues Contract Slightly in the Second Quarter of 2009
Sep 9, 2009 – Dell'Oro Group has reported that strength in the satellite and IP set-top box (STB) markets could not offset a contraction in the cable market that caused the overall STB market to decline 2 percent during the second quarter.
News categories: Dell'Oro, Cable TV, Digital TV, DVR, IPTV, Market Research, Satellite, Set Top Box

China Telecom Opens IPTV Set-top Box Tender
Aug 5, 2009 – China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; Hong Kong:0728) has officially opened bidding for procurement of set-top boxes compliant with the company's IPTV V2.0 technology standard.
News categories: China Telecom, China, Digital TV, IPTV, Set Top Box

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

UTStarcom a Leader in China, India IPTV Markets
Jun 30, 2009 – UTStarcom (Nasdaq: UTSI) was named the leading Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) provider in Asia in Multimedia Research Group's (MRG, Inc.) latest Global IPTV Market Leaders Report.
News categories: UTStarcom, Multimedia Research Group, Asia, China, Content Distribution, Content Protection, India, IPTV, Market Research, Middleware, Set Top Box, Subscribers

DVR-Equipped Set-top Box Shipments Contract 20% Y-o-Y in Q1 2009
Jun 8, 2009 – Dell'Oro Group has reported that the number of DVR-equipped, pay-TV set-top box unit shipments contracted 20 percent year-over-year in the first quarter this year and accounted for one-third of the total set-top box shipped during the quarter.
News categories: Dell'Oro, Cable TV, Digital TV, DVR, IPTV, Market Research, Satellite, Set Top Box

Red Hot IPTV Set Top Market is Cooling
Jun 2, 2009 – The IP set top box market grew 55 percent in 2008, but such breakneck growth will not continue, reports In-Stat. Many telcos have already launched TV services, so there are fewer new prospects. The economic climate is also sapping investment.
News categories: In-Stat, Digital TV, DVR, IPTV, Market Research, Semiconductor, Set Top Box

Sigma Introduces New Thin Client Media Processor
Jun 1, 2009 – Sigma Designs (Nasdaq:SIGM) has announced the availability of its SMP8652 media processor SoC. The SMP8652 is designed for thin client applications, such as IPTV set-top boxes (STBs), digital media adapters (DMAs), and hybrid cable/IP thin clients.
News categories: Sigma Designs, Cable TV, Digital TV, ICs, IPTV, Semiconductor, Set Top Box, Smart Home, Streaming