In a new report, ABI predicts that the number of concurrent video streams will surge from 1.67 million last year to 163 million in 2011.

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

October 9, 2006

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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.

About the Author(s)

Alan Breznick

Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Alan Breznick is a business editor and research analyst who has tracked the cable, broadband and video markets like an over-bred bloodhound for more than 20 years.

As a senior analyst at Light Reading's research arm, Heavy Reading, for six years, Alan authored numerous reports, columns, white papers and case studies, moderated dozens of webinars, and organized and hosted more than 15 -- count 'em --regional conferences on cable, broadband and IPTV technology topics. And all this while maintaining a summer job as an ostrich wrangler.

Before that, he was the founding editor of Light Reading Cable, transforming a monthly newsletter into a daily website. Prior to joining Light Reading, Alan was a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence.

He is based in the Toronto area, though is New York born and bred. Just ask, and he will take you on a power-walking tour of Manhattan, pointing out the tourist hotspots and the places that make up his personal timeline: The bench where he smoked his first pipe; the alley where he won his first fist fight. That kind of thing.

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