Michelle Abraham Quotes
In countries where DTH pay-TV has been available for over five years, as in North America and Europe, the market is mature and subscriber growth is slowing. Where DTH pay-TV platforms were launched after 2000, subscriber growth rates are higher. In India, for example, DTH pay-TV subscribers are expected to have tripled in 2005.
With a growing number of HDTV channels to be delivered by satellite pay-TV providers in 2006, those pay-TV providers are looking to the higher capacity enabled by DVB-S2 for more efficient HD channel delivery. In 2009, we expect satellite set-top boxes with next-generation advanced modulation technologies to account for 30 of the worldwide satellite set-top box unit shipments.
The worldwide adoption rate of large-screen HDTV sets by consumers has increased significantly over the last year. There is now an enormous opportunity for consumer electronics manufacturers and Hollywood studios to supply consumers with high- definition media players and movies. As a result, we anticipate strong movie title and media player introductions in 2006.
In the highly competitive consumer electronics industry, and particularly the rising digital television market, it is critical for a company to get product to market quickly. At the same time, companies must uniquely differentiate consumer electronic products in the highly competitive marketplace. Streamlining the development process and reducing the cost of bringing high quality products to market is essential to the future success of leading CE manufacturers.