Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "IPTV Market Leaders Report 2009 Edition 2
" report to their offering. This IPTV Market Leader Repor identifies which IPTV systems and software companies are leading each of the six IPTV market segments: Access, Video Headend, Video-on-Demand Server Software, Middleware, Set-top Box, and Content Protection/Digital Rights Management. Over 100 vendors are identified and tracked for this report. The MLR includes a breakdown of Asian, European, North American, and Rest of the World regions, as well as overall global leaders. Market positions are measured by tracking actual numbers of active IPTV subscribers that are using (or being supported by) each company's products. Subscriber numbers are gathered and broken down by IPTV sector and regional segment, resulting in rankings.
At the core of the data is the number of IPTV subscribers for each Service Provider. A combination of primary and secondary research methods are used to gather data for this report, including official company press releases and briefings with IPTV Operators and vendors. In-depth primary research is conducted by surveying IPTV vendors and verifying their customers and deployments around the world. Additionally, subscriber counts are verified by triangulating data from multiple vendors, using a top-down and bottom-up approach. Although many IPTV vendors are verified as possible on any given IPTV deployment, there are still a small number of IPTV vendors that have not been identified. Once data about each Provider's subscriber numbers is gathered, it is allocated to its vendors in each product category. The data gathered is then separated into rankings for five of the IPTV product categories, within the four regions and globally.
The one exception is the Video Headend category, where market positions are based on the reported number of IPTV (Broadcast) channels provided (rather than subscribers) using each company's products. Since a Video Headend may support two thousand or two million subscribers, the number of channels is a much better measure of a company's market position.
Overall, since these rankings are based on actual live IPTV subscribers, they provide a good measure of each vendor's current market position and ranking, as well as their future growth prospects.
In addition, the growth prospects for each company is rated based on the number of large IPTV service deployments the company is participating in. Included are tables that count each vendor's significant deployments, both globally and within each region. A significant deployment is one that has been announced and is expected to be one of the world's top 25 systems by number of IPTV subscribers forecasted for 2013.