Pay TV operators are transitioning to IP-centric in-home distribution architectures to enable them to more effectively deliver content to connected devices such as smart TVs, smartphones and tablets. As a result, the set-top box (STB) is being transformed in to a Multimedia Home Gateway (MHG), integrating traditional STB components alongside those supporting home networking and modem functionality, which are more commonly found inside broadband residential gateways. This is creating new opportunities for both operators and their technology providers, as well as innovative new services and an improved pay TV experience for consumers. This presentation will explore the operator and vendor strategies and rationales for MHGs, and outline the current market and forecasts over the next 5 years. This presentation was given at the CSI Multimedia Home Gateway conference in June 2013 by IHS research director Tom Morrod.
Research Director | Consumer, Displays, Media, Security & Telecoms
Tom Morrod is the research director for Building Technology, Consumer Electronics, Displays, Media, Security & Telecoms market research & analysis within the Technology, Media & Telecom division at IHS Markit managing a team of 130 analysts in 14 countries globally.