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San Antonio, TX, United States, 2006/10/26 - New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Standalone/Set-top Box Digital Video Recorder, Networked Personal Video Recorder and Space-shifting Devices Markets, reveals that the World Network PVR market expects to grow over $20 million by 2012.
The digital video recorder (DVR) has achieved an increasing rate of penetration after being adopted by service operators. Trends indicate that service providers are likely to extend value-added services such as providing network personal video recorder (NPVR) and space-shifting application to subscribers. While the impact of this will influence exponential growth in each of these application markets, in the present stage, these markets function independently and are highly restrained by content rights disputes.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Standalone/ Set-top Box Digital Video Recorder, Networked Personal Video Recorder and Space-shifting Devices Markets, reveals that the World Network PVR market and the nascent space-shifting devices market each expects to grow over $20 million by 2012. The North American standalone/ set-top DVR market earned more than $2 billion in 2005 and estimates to quadruple by 2012.
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“The DVR and space-shifting devices markets signal the accelerated path of digital transformation in video services,” says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Vidya S. Nath. “Increasing consumer demand for time-shifting and space-shifting of content, competition among service operators and the increasing momentum toward convergence, expect to fuel the growth of these markets.”
With enhanced appliances entering the markets, service operators expect to drive the market aggressively, leading to further penetration. Service operators worldwide are setting up infrastructure to provide time-shifting the ability to digitally record content and view it at a later time, which is likely to boost the growth of the network personal video recorder markets. Taking time-shifting a step further, consumer products such as Location Free TV and Slingbox enable consumers to view television content outside the confines of home and over other media, such as portable devices, Internet and mobile phones. Increasing popularity and demand for these products expect to drive the growth of the space-shifting devices market.
The rate of growth that emerging markets such as network PVR and space-shifting devices achieve independently expects to be highly constrained due to legal issues such as content rights and geographical limits that restrict mass deployment of these products.
“For MSOs, while the DVR works as an effective tool to aid digital and high-definition (HD) penetration and capitalize on premium subscribers, the network PVR has emerged as a cost effective way of offering time-shifting to the mass subscriber base and bring on more subscribers to the digital platform,” explains Nath. “Offering space-shifting as well will enable them to make their service bundle more attractive to subscribers and also drive mass deployment of the application, but to achieve this, service operators have to delicately balance customer satisfaction and legal limitations.”
The drive toward convergence in the video services market expects to create more avenues for time-shifting and space-shifting devices markets. The success of such applications will be determined by the rate of consumer penetration, which can be achieved more successfully by service operators. Evolving business models satisfying the entire video services chain from content creators to distributors are more likely to contribute to overall growth of the markets.
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