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AVC Products Forecast Overview

Monday November 28, 2011 – Jing Sui With more efficient coding and higher-quality play back, MPEG-4 AVC has expanded intoevery consumer digital video category going far beyond the ubiquitous MPEG-2 standard. The AVCmarket continues to exhibit notable growth and a majority of the product categories are experiencing growth. DTC’s latest data narrates the trends of […]

ATSC by the Numbers

Monday July 25, 2011 – Maya Jasmin Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) tuner sales have plateaued and are expected to remain that way throughout the foreseeable future. The granddaddy of analog TV shut-offs (ASOs) (the U.S.) has passed, and digital TVs distributed throughout ATSC countries have mostly been equipped with ATSC tuners for some time […]

MPEG-4 AVC Readies Old-School Products for a Second Close up

Monday November 15, 2010 – Myra Moore Mobile video phones are the star players in DTC’s forecast of more than 1 billion MPEG-4 AVC products estimated to ship into the marketplace in 2010. But the standard is also doing its fair share to brush up the sales of more traditional consumer electronics products as consumer […]

Innovative or Dumb Old Box? Internet-connected TVs need more than an Ethernet port and handful of service agreements to play in the Internet sandbox

Monday September 27, 2010 – Myra Moore There may be a new class of TVs with Ethernet ports and pre-set Internet connections, but are they truly innovative? Internet-TV enhancing middleware/software pitches were numerous at IBC earlier this month. The simple message: If you’ve got folks watching TV that’s coming from multiple sources (traditional pay service, […]

DTV Snapshot

Monday February 16, 2009 – Maya Jasmin With digital television at the forefront of everyone’s agenda, it’s important to recognize how prolific the technology truly is, way beyond buzz about analog transitions and digital converter boxes. Digital television is not a new concept by far and has existed in Pay TV form for many years. […]