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In-Stat Finds HDTV Growing Steadily in Asia/Pacific Region Despite Challenges.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- While an increasing portion of flat-panel TV sets hitting the market are HDTV-capable and becoming more affordable, the number of broadcasters transmitting commercial HDTV content are still limited in a majority of Asia/Pacific markets, reports In-Stat (http://www.in-stat.com). HDTV service subscribers in the Asia/Pacific region are expected to reach 39 million in 2011, expanding from about 8 million in mid-2006, the high-tech market research firm says.

"The main obstacle for deploying HDTV has been the lack of sufficient bandwidth for satellite, terrestrial, cable, and IP networks," says Bryan Wang, In-Stat analyst. "Most Asia/Pacific regional operators are not convinced about the feasibility of HDTV to allocate considerable amount of resources to it at the cost of the numbers of channels they offer in standard definition TV."

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

* The Asia/Pacific HDTV display market amounted to 4.1 million in total unit shipments in 2005.

* India will represent the major increasing uptake in absolute quantity for HDTV displays in the mid- to long-term, from 2008-2011.

* With a few existing sample cases in the region, new HDTV players need to realize that a strategy that works in a specific country will not necessarily be successful in another.

The research, "Asia Pacific HDTV Market Sets Off In 2006" (#IN0603323ACM), covers the market for high definition television in the Asia Pacific region. It includes forecasts for HDTV unit shipments, revenue, and subscribers through 2011. Analysis of market drivers and challenges is presented.

For more information on this research or to purchase it online, please visit:

http://www.instat.com/catalog/Ccatalogue.asp?id=237 or contact a sales representative:

Eastern North America: Tina Sheltra, 480.609.4531; tina.sheltra@reedbusiness.com

Western North America: Erin McKeighan, 480.609.4551; emckeighan@reedbusiness.com

Outside of North America: http://www.instat.com/sales.asp

The price is $2,995 (US).

About In-Stat

Technology vendors, service providers, technology professionals and market specialists, worldwide, rely on In-Stat's experienced staff and in-depth research to support critical business, product and technology decisions. In-Stat's insights are derived from both a deep technology understanding and comprehensive research, which examines each segment of the value chain for each market. Regular and ongoing end-user demand and primary research surveys underpin much of the analysis, enabling In-Stat to provide incisive market knowledge and guidance on future market opportunities.

In-Stat is a strategic segment of the $9 billion Reed Elsevier global information network, with access to an expansive worldwide electronic network, extensive technology databases and well-informed personnel. As a member of Reed Business Information, In-Stat is a division of the largest business-to-business publisher in the U.S.
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