Digital Media - Home Media Centres, Home Networks & DVR

Synopsis

Archived report. The report was archived in 2010 and has not been updated since. Home networking and home media centres continue to evolve and the technologies are converging to incorporate a variety of consumer electronics devices, from digital TVs, to multi-room DVRs, digital media adapters, set top boxes, Blu-ray players and game consoles. The drive to incorporate IP-based connectivity in more consumer electronic (CE) and PC devices is being driven by both telecom/network operators and consumer electronics manufacturers. TVs are fast becoming the focus for home media centres and some TVs and game consoles, such as a flat panel display by Vizio and Microsoft’s Xbox 360, can already stream movies and content straight from the Internet. Sales of networked TV equipped with wireless functionality are also expected to increase in the years ahead.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Market in progress
  • 3. Moving away from PC-centric
    • 3.1 Microsoft Xbox 360
    • 3.2 Sony PS3
    • 3.3 From PC, to console, to TV
    • 3.4 Catalyst for new business opportunities
    • 3.5 Stragglers will be left behind
    • 3.6 Overhaul of the lounge room
  • 4. Industry sectors vying for home media market
    • 4.1 Emerging industry players
    • 4.2 BPL industry and home media
      • 4.2.1 HomePlug AV
    • 4.3 US cable industry
    • 4.4 Satellite TV
    • 4.5 Consumer Electronics (CE) Industry
      • 4.5.1 Are we moving towards new business models for CE?
      • 4.5.2 Product and services developments
      • 4.5.3 Consumer devices adopting IP Interface
      • 4.5.4 Bittorrent in digital media devices
    • 4.6 IT Industry
  • 5. Digital Video Recorder (DVR) overview
    • 5.1 Functional overview
      • 5.1.1 Electronic/Interactive Program Guides
      • 5.1.2 Network DVR (nDVR)
    • 5.2 DVR market statistics and forecasts
      • 5.2.1 DVRs to impact US TV advertising market
    • 5.3 Mobile DVR applications
  • 6. Industry consortia
    • 6.1 Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE)
    • 6.2 The Home Gateway Initiative (HGI)
    • 6.3 AACS LA – industry cooperation
    • 6.4 WirelessHD, next-gen wireless digital interface specification
  • 7. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Networked TV shipments worldwide – 2008 - 2009; 2012
  • Table 2 – Broadcasting subscribers, annual change and penetration in the US – 2008
  • Table 3 – BSkyB subscriber statistics - 2005 - 2007
  • Table 4 – BSkyB ARPU - 2005 - 2007
  • Table 5 – BSkyB revenue, operating profit and annual change - 2007
  • Table 6 – Market shares of major MSO, DBS and telco video providers in the US – 2005; 2007 - 2008
  • Table 7 – Consumer electronics sales growth in the US – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 8 – Internet-enabled consumer device shipments worldwide – 2012
  • Table 9 – DVR households worldwide – 2007; 2011
  • Exhibit 1 – Home Media Centres – more than 25 years in the making
  • Exhibit 2 – Description of National Cable and Television Association’s (NCTA’s) Broadband Home
  • Exhibit 3 – Media Centre devices
  • Exhibit 4 – TV-orientated consumer devices adopting IP interface
  • Exhibit 5 – Networked client devices
  • Exhibit 6 – Interactive Program Guides versus Electronic Program Guides
  • Exhibit 7 – Top 5 DVR providers worldwide – 2008

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Broadband Fixed
Broadcasting
Digital Media
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Number of pages 17

Status Archived

Last updated 11 Aug 2009
Update History

Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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