• From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 20:21:23 -0400

I guess Craig will go on evangelizing on the advantages if we had stuck
with anything-but-HDTV in spite of this and anything else. Mustn't ever
change our mantra.



March 18, 2008

More U.S. households will pay for HD services this year, says new study

New study predicts that by 2012 103 million U.S. households to pay for
HD services

By Dennis P. Barker

According to a new forecast from Pike & Fischer of Silver Spring, MD,
more than 47 million households in the United States will pay for some
type of HDTV service by the end of 2008 - an increase of 17 million
homes from the level at the end of 2007.

The forecast, part of the new Pike & Fischer "HDTV Service: Market
Forecast for Multichannel Video Providers" report, also predicts that by
the end of 2012, up to 103 million households will pay a multichannel
video provider for some form of HD service or rental equipment.

Although the broadcast networks now air their programs in HD for free,
cable operators, satellite TV providers and telephone companies are
striving to make money off the public's appetite for HD video by
offering HD premium channels, leasing HD-ready equipment and selling
on-demand movies and TV shows in HD format, the report says.

The strong demand for HD video will generate up to $2.6 billion in
annual revenue for the multichannel video providers by the end of 2012,
according to the forecast.

For more information, visit www.broadbandadvisoryservices.com.

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