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HDTV Homes to Grow Over Three-Fold to 150 million by 2011 

HDTV homes worldwide are expected to hit 151 million by 2011, an increase of more than three times from the 48.2 million house holds at the end of 2006, according a new report "HDTV: A Global Analysis" from Informa Telecoms & Media. 

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IPTV Likely to Generate Significant Revenue within First 3 Years of Service: Accenture Survey

Nearly 60% of communications industry executives from 46 countries believe that Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) can generate significant revenue within the first three years of service, according to findings of a survey by Accenture (ACN) and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

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Digital Music Sales Worldwide Doubled in 2006 to $2 billion

Global digital music sales almost doubled in 2006 to $2 billion, or about 10% of all music sales, from 5.5 % in 2005, according to The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).  The report expected digital sales to account for almost 25% of all sales worldwide by 2010. 

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Digital Radio Market Ready for Takeoff Worldwide to 25M Units by 2010: In-Stat

As the conversion from analog radio to digital radio is well under way around the world and gaining momentum rapidly, the market for digital radio receivers will grow from 5 million units in 2005, to almost 25 million unit shipments in 2010, according to In-Stat.

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Music 2006 - Digital Track Sales Rose 65%; Album Sales Fell 4.9%: Nielsen SoundScan

Overall U.S. music sales, including album sales (CDs and digital albums) and single digital track sales, rose 19.4% to 1.19 billion units in 2006, according to music tracker Nielsen SoundScan. Digital track sales rose 65% to 581.9 million units, while digital album sales more than doubled to 33 million units d in 2006.

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Digital Music Market to Reach $14.9 billion by 2010, iSuppli

The global market for digital recorded music, delivered via broadband and over mobile phones, is expected to grow nearly 600% from $$2.7 billion in 2005 to reach $14.9 billion by 2010, according to iSuppli research. This amounts to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of a very impressive 40.7%.

Mobile music has been driven by the popularity of ringtones and ringtunes, and is now migrating to full-track music downloads. The broadband music market has been led by iTunes music store. The overall broadband music subscription services grew to about 2.5 million subscribers at the end of 2005.

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Worldwide Digital Home Market Growing at 32% to Hit $159B This Year

Worldwide consumer spending will increase 32% on digital home devices to reach $159 billion in 2006, according to Strategy Analytics research. 

Europe, as the world's largest market, will grow by 38% to hit revenues of $51.5 billion. In the US, revenues will grow by 28% to reach $49.1 Billion.

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nPVR to fuel DVR market 250 million subscribers

Network-based personal video recording (nPVR) will help to fuel the overall digital video recording (DVR) market, which will grow from about 20 million subscribers last year to more than 250 million in 2011, according to a study from ABI Research. nPVR technology could radically change pricing metrics, advertising, and content distribution on video networks. But nPVR has to prove that its technology is as good as client-side DVR boxes. 

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Home Video - VHS will be history and HD-DVD will hit $18.3B

In the wake declines in rental revenue and the HD-DVD format war, the home video industry sales will drop 0.4% in 2006 to $24.1 billion, according to Kagan Research's new study THE STATE OF HOME VIDEO. The  video rental revenues are expected to be off 8.3% to $7.2 billion while sell-through revenue is estimated to grow 3.4%, with DVD revenue hitting $16.8 billion.
Home Video Market 2006 2009 2012 2015
HD-DVD $0.08B $2.64B $14.98B $18.33B
Standard DVD $16.75B $16.78 $12.92B $8.34B
VHS $0.09B - - -
Source:Kagan Research's THE STATE OF HOME VIDEO (October 2006)

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PPV-VoD generated $2.4 billion in 2005 U.S. revenues

Pay-per-View and VoD generated nearly $2.4 billion in 2005 U.S. revenues via consumer spending on cable TV, direct-broadcast satellite and embryonic telco video, according to Kagan Research. PPV Movies accounted for $568M; VoD Movies, TV & SVoD brought in $492M; Events had $465M; and Adult category accounted for $838M in 2005 revenues.

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