175 mln digital TV subscribers in 2006

At the end of 2006, there were over 175 mln households watching digital TV services, In-Stat says. Conditional access product revenues have been increasing steadily and were projected to reach $937 mln at year-end 2006. NDS Group plc, a subsidiary of News Corporation, is the world’s leading CA vendor. NDS currently has 35% of the total worldwide CA market. The emerging Telco TV / IPTV market segment is becoming a key proving ground for a number of recent CA technology start-ups companies. Worldwide pay-TV industry CA revenues are forecasted to reach $1.5 bln in 2010.