SOURCE: MindBranch, Inc.

March 23, 2005 14:50 ET

IP TV Global Market Report Forecasts 25 Million Subs by 2008

NORTH ADAMS, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 23, 2005 -- Multimedia Research Group, Inc. (MRG, Inc) has announced its new semi-annual IP TV Forecast, IP TV Global Forecast Update - February 2005 (, as part of its year-round IP TV Tracking Service. Projecting growth from 1.9 million subscribers in 2004 to 25.3 million in 2008, for the first time the forecast includes System Integration & Professional Services as part of its global forecast. In addition to the 6 other product sectors broken down by region and country (IP TV Set-Top boxes, Video Headends, VOD Servers, Middleware, Access Equipment, and Content Protection), the report also forecasts IP TV subscriber revenue growth from $635 million in 2004 to $7.2 billion in 2008, also broken down on regional and service-provider levels.

The forecast also identifies the "top ten" (or equivalent) regional service providers in each of four regions (Asia, Europe, North America and ROW), broken down by the seven product segments for 2004-2008. "This granular approach enables system and content suppliers a quick understanding of the service providers that dominate 60% or more of the regional sectors," states Bob Larribeau, MRG Sr. Analyst.

This report is ideal for professionals and investors interested in the areas of Telecommunications, Streaming Media, Digital Set-Top Products, Access Technology, Satellite, Information Technology and Multimedia. If you would like to know more about this, or other Multimedia Research Group reports, please contact MindBranch, Inc. at 1-413-662-3706.

About MindBranch: MindBranch, Inc. is a leading market research services company distributing research reports, newsletters, directories, databases, subscriptions, and custom research in over 130 industry segments from over 400 leading firms. Since 1992, they have helped clients centralize and streamline their market research procurement. For more information, visit

About Multimedia Research group: Founded in 1990, MRG publishes market analyses of new technologies for the communications industries, and provides market intelligence and strategy consulting for its client companies. Multimedia Research Group publications have a strong following in the United States and overseas. They are headquartered in Silicon Valley where technology innovation continues to dominate the culture and entire economic fabric of the region; and where their relationships with Stanford University and UC Berkeley and other global technical leaders assist them in tracking enabling technologies far earlier than most analyst firms.

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