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Gartner Says Worldwide IPTV Subscriptions to Grow 64 Per Cent in 2008

Worldwide IPTV Service Revenue Will Reach $19 Billion in 2012

Worldwide subscriptions to internet Protocol television (IPTV) services are on pace to reach 19.6 million subscribers in 2008, a 64.1 per cent increase from 12 million subscribers in 2007, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide IPTV revenue is projected to total $4.5 billion in 2008, a 93.5 per cent increase from 2007 revenue of $2.3 billion.

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From Satellite to Mobile: Next Generation Television and Radio Broadcasting

A new generation of satellites, and spectrum assigned to mobile satellite services, will play a prominent role in the next major development in television and radio broadcasting.

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Global Fixed Satellite Service Market Revenues Grew 9.5% in 2007

Growth in the fixed satellite market has maintained its healthy pace, driven by digital entertainment and emerging digital markets. Accelerated deployments of corporate networks, considerable needs for military communications and broadband access uptake have also contributed to growth, according to Euroconsult’s recently-issued report “World Satellite Communications & Broadcasting Markets Survey, Market Forecasts to 2017.” The report said that the satellite fixed services market is well poised to face the current economic downturn.

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NSR Report Finds Mobile TV and Video Growth to be Driven by Broadcasters and Consumers

NSR released findings from its latest report, Mobile TV and Mobile Video, 2nd Edition - A Complete 360-degree Analysis,  on September 9, 2008. The report examines market and technology trends influencing mobile TV stakeholders' participation and provides regional forecasts for broadcast and unicast distribution. The report indicates that a combination of converging trends will allow mobile TV to experience considerable growth, but a number of inhibitors will prevent the sector from reaching its full monetization potential.

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HDTV Projected to Reach 255 Million Households in 2013

The IMS Research study The Worldwide Market for High-Definition TV Equipment & Services – 2008 Edition estimates that 45 million households worldwide received HDTV service via DTH, cable, IPTV and DTT at the end of 2007 with approximately the same number of HDTV sets shipping during the year. IMS Research forecasts that 255 million TV households worldwide will be watching HDTV by the end of 2013, including video households viewing only pre-recorded non-broadcast programs.

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Mobile Satellite TV Has Great Growth Potential in Europe

LONDON, May. 8, 2008-- While the European Mobile TV market is on the verge of significant growth, it still faces problems related to the efficient transmission and distribution of Mobile TV services. This being the case, recent and emerging studies have clearly shown the use of satellite technologies for Mobile TV services to be a sensible and cost-effective solution. Hence, the use of satellite services can be expected to significantly aid the sustainable growth in spread, quality and reliability of mobile TV service offerings.

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More Than 550 Million GPS-Enabled Handsets Will Ship by 2012, Says ABI Research

LONDON, May. 9, 2008--In the wake of personal navigation devices' success, cellular carriers have started to offer on-board and off-board navigation solutions, as well as a range of LBS (Location Based Services) such as friend finder and local search on GPS handsets. Community and social-networking-related functionality, such as the sharing of POIs (Points of Interest) and geo-tagged pictures, is also becoming popular and is expected to boost GPS-enabled handset uptake as carriers, handsets manufacturers, and service providers look to capitalize on the LBS trend.

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European Commission (EC) Study Says 8 EU Countries Top U.S. In Broadband Penetration

According to the European Commission's 13th Progress Report on the Single Telecoms Market, there are eight European countries that are currently ahead of the United States when it comes to broadband deployment. Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden are world leaders in broadband deployment with penetration rates over 30%, according to the study. The four countries, alongside the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg and France -- all have better penetration rates than the U.S. (22.1%). DSL accounts for 80% of all lines in studied EU countries.

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