Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 23, 2014
According to the latest SNL Kagan MRG report released today, today's consumers don't want their multichannel content confined to the living-room TV set. For operators, the focus is shifting from traditional set-top boxes (STBs) to home-media gateways — which convert digital media streams between networks — and the software that enables these devices.
“While total client-side STBs will grow by about 5% through 2017, home media gateways (also known as IP gateways or home media servers) will more than double, providing significant opportunity for software vendors,” explains Norm Bogen, research director at SNL Kagan MRG.
Client-side software vendors will see diminishing growth rates for total STBs, as this market is expected to peak in 2015 and remain fairly static in 2016 and 2017.
The significant growth in home media gateways (a subset of total STBs) will be driven by increased demand in North America and Western Europe, which will account for the vast majority of total shipments between 2013-2017. Asia-Pacific and Latin America will experience accelerated growth in the latter years of the forecast."
This report provides in-depth analysis and global forecasts by region for client-side TV software solutions implemented on set-top boxes and home media gateways. Presented are details on 11 vendors, their products, markets, key customers, vendor partnerships, and their technologies’ competitive advantages and limitations, detailed with more than 150 features and use cases.
The in-depth coverage will benefit an operator looking to enhance its service platform, or a software vendor competing in a rapidly growing market. SNL Kagan MRG’s expert perspective and exclusive data will enable either to take advantage of this significant opportunity.
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