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The New Television 2: Digital Television, HDTV and the Future of Digital Video Networks

Provisional Table of Contents for the New Television 2 Report

Executive Summary

Chapter 1 - Introduction

1.1 Objectives of this Report

1.2 Scope of this Report

1.3 Plan of this Report

1.4 Methodology of this Report

Chapter 2 - History and Overview of the New Television

2.1 Television Broadcasting

2.2 Cable Television

2.3 Direct Broadcasting Satellites

2.4 Video and the Personal Computer

2.5 Developments Outside of the U.S.

2.5.1 Canada

2.5.2 Europe

2.5.3 Latin America

2.5.4 Pacific Rim

Chapter 3 -- Critical Technologies and Innovations for the New Television

3.1 Digital Compression

3.1.1 Overview of Compression Technology

3.1.2 The MPEG Standards MPEG-1 MPEG-2 MPEG-4

3.1.3 Strategic Implications of Digital Video Compression

3.2 Digital Television and High-Definition Television

3.2.1 History of Digital Television and High-Definition Television

3.2.2 Outstanding Issues DTV or HDTV? The Role of the Computer Industry in DTV/HDTV Outstanding Technical Issues Timeline for the Implementation of DTV/HDTV

3.3 Interactive Television

3.3.1 What is Interactive Television?

3.3.2 Does Interactive Television Have a Future?

Chapter Four – New Television Products

4.1 Terrestrial Distribution

4.1.1 xDSL

4.1.2 Hybrid-Fiber Coax

4.1.3 Fiber-to-the-Home, Fiber-to-the-Curb

4.1.4 Suitability of Terrestrial Distribution Systems for Video

4.2 Terrestrial Wireless Distribution

4.2.1 Digital Broadcasting Equipment

4.2.2 LMDS

4.2.3 MMDS and "Wireless Cable"

4.2.4 Suitability of Wireless for Video

4.3 Video Servers

4.3.1 Video Server Architectures

4.3.2 Storage in Video Servers

4.3.3 The Role of Video Servers in the New Television Network

4.4 Settops

4.4.1 Settop Functionality

4.4.2 Openness

4.4.3 Settop Operating Systems

Chapter Five -- Standards and Interoperability Organizations

5.1 International Telecommunications Union

5.2 International Organization for Standardization


5.4 ATM Forum

5.5 American National Standards Institute

5.6 National Association of Broadcasters

5.7 CableLabs

5.8 Electronics Industries Association

5.9 Federal Communications Commission

5.10 ETSI

5.11 European Broadcasting Union

5.12 European Union

5.13 Video and Japanese Standards

5.14 The Role of Industry Alliances

Chapter Six -- Market Conditions for the New Television

6.1 The United States

6.1.1 Regulatory Environment

6.1.2 Demographics of Television

6.1.3 Evolution of HDTV/DTV in the U.S.

6.1.4 Broadcasters and HDTV/DTV

6.1.5 Cable Companies and HDTV/DTV

6.1.6 Telephone Companies and HDTV/DTV

6.1.7 Timeline for the Development of HDTV/DTV

6.2 Canada

6.2.1 Regulatory Environment

6.2.2 Demographics of Television

6.2.3 Broadcasters and HDTV/DTV

6.2.4 Cable Companies and HDTV/DTV

6.2.5 Telephone Companies and HDTV/DTV

6.2.6 Timeline for the Development of HDTV/DTV

6.3 Europe

6.3.1 Regulatory Environment Pan European Activity Important Developments in Individual Nationns

6.3.2 Demographics of Television

6.3.3 Broadcasters and HDTV/DTV

6.3.4 Cable Companies and HDTV/DTV

6.3.5 Telephone Companies and HDTV/DTV

6.3.6 Timeline for the Development of HDTV/DTV

6.3.7 HDTV/DTV in Germany

6.3.8 HDTV/DTV in France

6.3.9 HDTV/DTV in the U.K

6.3.10 Other Developments in Europe

6.4 Pacific Rim

6.4.1 Japan Regulatory Environment Demographics of Television Broadcasters and HDTV/DTV Cable Companies and HDTV/DTV Telephone Companies and HDTV/DTV Timeline for the Development of HDTV/DTV

6.4.2 Australia Regulatory Environment Demographics of Television Broadcasters and HDTV/DTV Cable Companies and HDTV/DTV Telephone Companies and HDTV/DTV Timeline for the Development of HDTV/DTV

6.4.3 Other Development in the Asia/Pacific Region

6.4.4 Developments in Latin America

Chapter Seven - Profiles of Leading New Television Equipment Vendors

7.1 ADC Telecommunications

7.2 Alcatel

7.3 BroadBand Technologies

7.4 Compression Labs

7.5 DSC Communications

7.6 Fujitsu

7.7 IBM

7.8 Lucent

7.9 Matsushita

7.10 Microsoft

7.11 NEC

7.12 NextLevel Systems

7.13 Northern Telecom

7.14 Philips

7.15 Samsung

7.16 Scientific-Atlanta 7.17 Siemens

7.18 Sony

7.19 Thomson/RCA

7.20 Zenith

Chapter Eight – Ten-Year Forecasts of the New Television Market

8.1 The Market Realities of DTV/HDTV

8.2 Scenarios for DTV/HDTV

8.3 Ten-Year Projections

8.3.1 Television Household Development in the U.S.

8.3.2 Comparison of Service Providers

8.3.4 Ten-Year Scenario and Projections of DTV/HDTV in the Broadcasting Industry

8.3.5 Ten-Year Scenario and Projections of DTV/HDTV in the Cable Television Industry

8.3.6 Ten-Year Scenario and Projections of DTV/HDTV the Satellite Broadcasting Industry

8.3.7 Ten-Year Scenario and Projections of DTV/HDTV in the Telephone Industry

8.3.8 Ten-Year Forecasts of DTV/HDTV Settop Boxes.

8.3.9 Ten -Year Forecasts of DTV/HDTV-related Switching and Transmission Equipment

8.3.10 Ten-Year Forecasts of Video Server Equipment

8.4 The Future of DTV/HDTV Vendor and Service Provider Alliances

8.5 The Future of DTV/HDTV Programming Opportunities

8.6 The Future of DTV/HDTV Network Architectures

Chapter Nine Opportunities, Threats and Strategies in the New Television Market9.1 The Distribution Equipment Vendor’s Perspective

9.2 The Customer Premises Equipment Vendor’s Perspective9.3 The Cable Television Industry’s Perspective

9.4 The DBS Perspective

9.5 The Telephone Industry’s Perspective

9.6 The Broadcasters’ Perspective

9.7 The Content Providers’ Perspective

A general description of this report, its Executive Summary, and Chapter One are available online.

Publication Date: June 1998
Price: $4000
To Order: Please contact Robert Nolan at 617-923-7611 or rob@cir-inc.com.