Video Gateway Market To See Impressive Growth

Cable video gateways, devices that combine a broadband router with set-top box functions, are set to grow from less than 700,000 units sold in 2010 to over 10 million in 2016. This according to ABI Research’s latest, “Worldwide Set-top Box Markets: CATV, DBS, IP, DTT.” ABI goes on to say that cable operators in North America and Europe are looking at advanced gateway products from a variety of vendors to deliver advanced services and content to multiple devices in the home. Meanwhile, operators in Asia are looking at the gateway as a low-cost way to get triple play to new audiences. The report also includes forecasts by platform and geography and operator strategy overviews.


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Netflix Sells $400 Million in Stocks and Bonds

Netflix stock continued to its losing ways after the company announced plans to sell $400 million in stock and bonds. The infusion of cash was seen as a way to pay for licensing deals it has struck with movie studios and TV programmers such as Disney and MGM. Netflix has hit some rough water recently, losing 800,000 customers during the third quarter of this year after increasing its subscription fees and announcing a spin-off of its DVD mailer service (which the company canceled soon after). The company commented on the stock and bond offering, saying that the move would help improve its financial outlook in the long run.


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