Global - Broadband - Multimedia in 2001 (Archived)


Multimedia is broadly defined as computer-based integration of different media. It currently finds its primary uses in corporate training, education and entertainment. During the 90s, most home-based PCs had CD-ROMS installed to use these services offline. However, the advent of the Internet allowed a growing use of online multimedia services. Other online applications, such as VoD, have been slow to catch on, but the gradual development of broadband will overcome many of their problems. This report describes developments in both online and offline multimedia products.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. Multimedia over networks
    • 3.1 From VOD to ADSL and Internet and VoD
    • 3.2 Business market applications
    • 3.3 Multimedia access systems
    • 3.4 Multimedia networking
  • 4. Optical discs
    • 4.1 CD-ROM - interactive TV on the PC
    • 4.2 From CD-I to DVD
    • 4.3 High Density Digital Video Disc (DVD)
    • 4.4 Potential for DVD
    • 4.5 DVD growth forecasts
    • 4.6 DVD consoles
  • 5. Digital video recorders
  • 6. The future of optical drives
  • Table 1 – DVD household penetration forecasts – 1998-2005
  • Exhibit 1 – Multimedia developments

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Status Archived

Last updated 12 Jan 2004
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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