Global - Broadcasting HDTV & Datacasting


Archived report. This report was archived in 2009 and has not been updated since. In 2008 HDTV homes account for less than 10% of TV households worldwide and the majority of these are located in the US. Despite some governments mandating digital TV in its various forms, there was initially little evidence of a rush by consumers to buy it. This is slowly changing with the prices coming down somewhat and an increasing focus from the broadcasters on developing HD content. This report provides information and statistics on the current HDTV market including key developments, an historical overview and brief information on Datacasting. The methods to deliver digital TV such as cable, satellite and terrestrial are discussed in other reports.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction to digital HDTV
    • 2.1 History and overview of HDTV
      • 2.1.1 Japan
      • 2.1.2 Europe
      • 2.1.3 United States
  • 3. HDTV standards
    • 3.1 VDSL2 market overview
  • 4. HDTV set market statistics
  • 5. Key technology innovations in 2008
    • 5.1 LED backlighting
    • 5.2 Wireless HDTV
    • 5.3 3D HDTV
  • 6. HDTV included in DVB
    • 6.1 Conditional access
  • 7. Broadband TV
  • 8. Datacasting
    • 8.1 Introduction
    • 8.2 Brief history
    • 8.3 Analogue services
    • 8.4 Digital datacasting initiatives
  • 9. Related reports
  • Table 1 – US homes passed by cable HDTV service and annual change – 2002 - 2007
  • Exhibit 1 - VDSL technology
  • Exhibit 2 – Selected VDSL2 developments worldwide – 2008
  • Exhibit 3 – Digital Video Broadcasting Project

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Number of pages 10

Status Archived

Last updated 16 Mar 2008

Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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