UHD-HEVC STB Shipments Set to Explode
Worldwide UltraHD capable set-top box shipments will reach 48 million by 2020, while the market for HEVC set-top boxes will rise even further to 88 million units.
ource: ABI Research’s Set-top Box and Home Networks Market Research.
Worldwide UltraHD capable set-top box shipments will reach 48 million by 2020, while the market for EVC set-top boxes – the next-generation of video compression technology – will rise even further to 88 million units, according to findings from ABI Research’s Set-top Box and Home Networks Market Research.
In 2014, the market will deploy only about 60,000 set-top high-end gateway set-top boxes with UltraHD and HEVC capabilities within high-end gateway set-top boxes. After the initial push of high-end UltraHD capable boxes in multi-tuner gateway boxes, a second round of HD HEVC boxes will roll out in areas with demand for HD services where the last-mile network build out isn’t otherwise sufficient to deploy HD MPEG-4 services.
ABI Research reports that Technicolor has secured the design win for Tata Sky’s UltraHD deployment in India, Sumitomo has delivered set-tops for the NTT Playa in Japan, while BSkyB may build its own for Project Ethan. Early prototypes and designs have been based primarily on Broadcom 725x SoC with Broadcom or ViXS decoders.
“HEVC is an enabler not just of UltraHD—an immersive digital experience which will give benefits especially to consumers using 55 inch and larger screens,” advises ABI Research Practice Director Sam Rosen. “It also will enable delivery of interactive HD services to consumers whose homes do not have high bandwidth interactive services. Beyond the strong penetration of HEVC and UltraHD set-top boxes, we see IPTV boxes developing to include terrestrial tuners for hybrid services licensing retransmission of all free-to-air services.”
Speaking of UltraHD capable set-top box, SDMC has several good ones:
DV7810-T2: DVB-T2 + OTT set-top box with middleware, CAS, and DRM
DV7810-S2: DVB-S2 + OTT set-top box with middleware, CAS, and DRM
DV7810-IS: ISDB + OTT set-top box with middleware, CAS, and DRM
DV7819: OTT set-top box with DRM
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Nov 12, 2014