ABI Sees Concurrent VOD Streams Soaring

Although traditional video-on-demand (VOD) streams may not be growing too swiftly right now, ABI Research believes that time-shifting, network digital video recorders (nDVRs), and mobile video will change all that. In a new report released earlier today, ABI predicts that these three new services will drive demand for VOD technology, pushing the number of concurrent video streams from 1.67 million last year to 163 million in 2011.

"Simply put, the need for on-demand technology and concurrent usage of the technology will skyrocket over the next five years," says Michael Arden, principal analyst of ABI. He contends that this projected surge in VOD demand has been driving the recent spate of acquisitions by Motorola, Cisco Systems, and other companies in the on-demand market.
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