MRG Ranks Global IPTV Market Leaders: Alcatel-Lucent, Google/Motorola, Harmonic, Microsoft And Verimatrix

    MRG Ranks Global IPTV Market Leaders: Alcatel-Lucent, Google/Motorola,
                      Harmonic, Microsoft And Verimatrix

More Than 65 Vendors Profiled

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Multimedia Research Group,
Inc. (MRG), the market leader in the Video and Media ecosystem for more than
20 years, is excited to release its highly comprehensive annual study IPTV
Market Leader Report (by Product and Region) — Fall 2012.

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"IPTV is continuing its rapid growth worldwide but some of the more exciting
opportunities are only just beginning in the Middle East/Africa and Latin
America/Caribbean regions," said Jose Alvear, Senior Research Analyst at MRG.
"While the growth in the number of new IPTV service providers has been slowing
down because telcos around the world have already deployed IPTV services for a
number of years, there are still plenty of new opportunities available to
vendors in emerging markets.."

MRG is the only company to track and rank IPTV vendors for each of the six
product categories, and has been doing so for many years.

Key findings from this study include:

  oVendors that ranked first globally in each product category are:
    Alcatel-Lucent in Access, Harmonic in VHE, Microsoft in VoD and
    Middleware, Google/Motorola in Set-Top Boxes and Verimatrix in CP/DRM.
  oIn addition to also being global leaders, Verimatrix leads the Content
    Protection category in four of the six geographic regions, Alcatel-Lucent
    leads in the Access category in four regions, and Harmonic, is atop the
    Video Headend category in two regions.
  oHuawei leads in three of the six product categories in the Asia Pacific
    and is gaining traction in Middle East/Africa — most of the changes taking
    place in leadership for the IPTV market are happening in these regions.
  oIn North America, Google-Motorola is the winner, leading in three
    categories.

The report features IPTV vendor rankings for six product categories with
totals for each region, as well as globally. More than 60 vendors and 900 IPTV
service providers are tracked in report comprised of a PDF and an accompanying
Excel file.

About Multimedia Research Group, Inc.

Founded in 1990, MRG provides video and media market analytics and industry
intelligence of new technologies and strategic consulting services for its
clients. At the core of MRG's value proposition is an acute focus on
outperforming growth targets, identifying and mitigating risks, strategically
assessing new market opportunities and identifying potentially disruptive
technologies.

For more information, visit www.mrgco.com, or for a complimentary sample of
this report, please contact Elaine Potter at elaine@mrgco.com.

SOURCE Multimedia Research Group, Inc.

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