Taipei, Sunday, February 26, 2017 20:30 (GMT+8)
cloudy
Taipei
17°C
Overview of smart TV market platforms, business models and solutions
Tom Lo, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Monday 20 June 2011]
Registration required (free) to purchase. Please sign in if you wish to continue.
The feasibility of potential applications for smart TV rests on the integration of smart TV platforms with IC technology solutions. Any company that is able to secure a key position in commercial models for smart TV, or even to lead the development of such commercial models, could potentially become the dominant power in the next television revolution as smart TV gradually replaces traditional television. This Digitimes Research Special Report covers the major players that will affect these three key areas.
Abstract
Smart TV and the digital home

Smart TV is a new and evolving television environment that makes use of the openness and interactivity of the Internet. Many of the features of traditional TV, such as one-way signal transmission, closed platform architecture, the privatization (cable and satellite TV operators build their own transmission networks) or franchising (terrestrial TV stations are granted usage rights to specific frequencies) of transmission networks, and business models where operators act as bridges between content and viewers, are all set to face unprecedented challenges as Internet and TV services are more closely integrated.

While "Internet TV" refers to the changeover from traditional broadcasting to the use of the Internet to transmit video, smart TV instead emphasizes the greater value that the openness and interactivity of the Internet brings to viewers. Besides more flexible viewing services and richer content, smart TV can also provide non-video entertainment services such as sophisticated games or participation in TV show voting activities. Even more importantly, smart TV can be used for purposes that go beyond pure entertainment, such as video calling, gaming and even home security and medical care.

However, the feasibility of these potential applications for smart TV rests on the integration of smart TV platforms with IC technology solutions. Any company that is able to secure a key position in commercial models for smart TV, or even to lead the development of such commercial models, could potentially become the dominant power in the next television revolution as smart TV gradually replaces traditional television.

Table of contents
Price: NT$48,000 (approx. US$1,685)

Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 25, 14:34

Digitimes Research estimates that 2016 was another down year for the global notebook market, with shipments dipping below 150 million. While the market will continue shrinking in 2017, the drop will be much less dramatic, as Windows 10 adoption in the enterprise...

Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 16, 12:01

Digitimes Research expects global application processor (AP) shipments to increase more than 8% in 2017 and surpass the 1.9 billion mark, with smartphones remaining the main application. After slumping in 2015, Qualcomm returned to form in 2016 and will continue...

China smartphone AP shipments – 4Q 2016

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Feb 24, 14:04

Digitimes Research forecasts smartphone AP shipments to China in first-quarter 2017 will show an on-quarter drop of 15.9%.

Taiwan LCD TVs – 4Q 2016

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Feb 20, 15:08

Asia is becoming more important for Taiwan's LCD TV makers. Asia's share of their shipments has increased to a level comparable to that for North America.

Taiwan LCD monitors – 4Q 2016

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Feb 20, 15:07

The LCD monitor market has yet to hit bottom, with Taiwan makers expected to see their shipments continue to fall in the first quarter of 2017.

Advantest
Intel strategies in the mobile device market
Analysis of China revised domestic semiconductor industry goals
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.