Here’s a study I missed earlier in the month. Apparently spending on VOD servers and Edge QAMs continued growing steadily in Q4 2009 despite other market declines. According to Infonetics analyst Jeff Heynen (via CED Magazine), the spending is a result of operators looking to roll out more on-demand HD content, and more start-over and network DVR services. Infonetics also published its projections for video stream growth in the next five years. Looking at the graph, it appears we’re set to double on-demand streams by 2014.
For a little context, Motorola announced last November that the company had shipped one million on-demand video streams. (One of only a few companies to do so…) This was only three and half years after hitting the milestone of five hundred thousand streams shipped, but Motorola is also one of the market leaders. If overall market growth is set to continue through 2014, that’s good news for Motorola. It’s also good news for those of us addicted to VOD.