Asia/Pacific region faces challenges in HD deployment
December 5, 2006
The number of broadcasters transmitting commercial HD television in the majority of Asia/Pacific markets remains limited despite a growing number of flat-panel HDTVs hitting the market, according to researcher In-Stat.
HDTV service subscribers in the Asia/Pacific region are expected to reach 39 million in 2011, expanding from about 8 million in mid-2006, the high-tech market research firm says. The research firm recently published “In-Depth Analysis: Asia/Pacific HDTV Market Sets Off in 2006,” in which it forecasts HDTV set shipments, revenue and subscribers through 2011.
A lack of sufficient bandwidth is holding back the HDTV deployment in the region, according to In-Stat analyst Bryan Wang.
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:
The Asia/Pacific HDTV display market amounted to 4.1 million in total unit shipments in 2005. India will represent the major increasing uptake in absolute quantity for HDTV displays from 2008 to 2011.
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