Archive | DTH satellite

Emerging Markets Have Different Ideas about the Latest Video Tech

Many of the new video-tech tools are delivering the latest premium viewing experience (Ultra HDTV) to consumers mainly in developed economies. You’d be forgiven for assuming that the latest compression technologies’ sole purpose is to enable the delivery of UHD video to high-end TV displays. This application of the new technology gets all the attention, […]

It’s the Least Wonderful Time of Year for Pay TV Providers

U.S. pay TV providers have learned to view the second quarter of their financial year with dread. Last year, the industry suffered the worst-ever video subscriber loss in history. While not all of the numbers are in for the second quarter of 2016, the numbers from some of the industry’s biggest players are shaping up […]

FreeTV Alliance Seeks to Keep Free DTH Momentum Strong in Europe

On September 12, 2014, three European free-to-air satellite operators—UK’s Freesat, France’s Fransat and Italy’s Tivusat—joined forces to form the FreeTV Alliance. Shortly thereafter, in October, Germany’s HD Plus jumped on board with the group. The goal behind the alliance is to harmonize the production of set top boxes, Smart TVs and other devices for satellite […]

Latin America’s Rising TV Tide

While the U.S. economy teeters nervously between a full-throated recovery and recessionary backsliding, Latin America has been enjoying more temperate economic climes and the region’s pay TV providers are basking in the sun. Satellite TV firm DirecTV’s Latin American division had a blockbuster second quarter, adding roughly 590,000 subscribers, bringing its total subscriber count into the […]

Pay TV Market: Drinking Their Milkshakes

“I drink your milk shake. I drink it up!” – Daniel Plainview In the famous conclusion of the movie There Will Be Blood, an enraged Daniel Plainview explains to a quivering Eli Sunday that his oil well had been drained dry by Plainview’s neighboring wells. Even though Plainview was not a leaseholder on Sunday’s once-bountiful […]

Analog to Digital Switchover and Asian Growth to Foster Moderate Growth

As countries continue to transition from analog to digital terrestrial TV, set-top boxes (STBs) and Integrated Digital TVs (IDTVs) that receive terrestrial signals are in high demand. Digital TV receiver shipments, including both STBs and IDTVs, are expected to continue rising in the near future. DTC estimates that nearly 340 million combined units shipped in […]

Digital TV Overview: Receiver growth forecasted to continue into the foreseeable future

Monday March 7, 2011 – Maya Jasmin Although digital TV has been widely deployed throughout most of the developed world, many digital TV receiver suppliers can count on future growth within certain product categories and markets. Yes, receiver sales are moderating for the cable and DTH satellite segments but digital terrestrial TV (DTT) receivers will […]

Checking in With Digital Television Receivers

Monday December 13, 2010 – Maya Jasmin   With analog shut-off plans solidified in most major countries, and some having completed their shutoffs already, digital television is definitely a matter of global interest.Digital TV receiver suppliers are all trying to find ways to remain relevant and profitable within the market.DTC’s latest data suggests that suppliers […]

STB Market Continues Healthy Growth But How Long Can it Last?

Wednesday September 8, 2010 – Antonette Goroch 2010 has shown steady growth in STB shipments so far this year, indicating that shipments from the four main platforms (Digital Cable, DTH satellite (and subsequent references), DTT and IPTV) will surpass those seen in 2009, rising from 210 million to 214 million by year end. Indeed, STB […]