MPEG encoders to generate $555 mln in 2010

The market for real-time broadcast MPEG encoders is moving to H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC Part 10), mainly in the satellite and telco TV delivery platforms today, but the switch will extend to all segments of the MPEG encoder market, reports In-Stat. Worldwide MPEG video encoder revenue will increase from $496 mln in 2005 to $555 mln in 2010. The ongoing launch of HD broadcasts in Europe will boost shipments of HD H.264 encoders. Product evolution in H.264 is happening more quickly than it did for MPEG-2, as vendors are able to rely on the knowledge they have from MPEG-2.