Germany tv has migrated from the DVB-T digital-terrestrial TV standard to the more modern DVB-T2 format provided a bonanza for set-top box sales in the first half of this year, according to the latest figures released by consumer electronics industry association the GFU.
According to the outfit’s Hemix home electronics market index for the two quarters to June, the value of set-top box sales jumped by 255% to €349 million, while the volume of boxes sold grew by 172% to 3.4 million.
The number of TV sets sold meanwhile grew by 3.4% to 3.4 million, while the value of TV sets sold grew by 3.1%.
In addition to the switch from DVB-T to DVB-T2, sales of boxes and TV sets was boosted by the shutting down of analogue cable transmissions in three Federal states.
Overall, Germanys’ consumer electronics market saw sales growth of 2.4% in the first half to €12.5 billion.
Other categories of CE goods had mixed fortunes over the same period. Videogame consoles saw sales rise by 43.6% in value terms and by 53.7% in unit terms, while audio and video accessories saw sales grow by 21.2% in value terms. Smartphone sales increased by 3.9% in value terms, while the number of units shipped declined by 3.4%. Wearables saw sales grow by 32.9% in value terms, and by 19.6% in units.
The value of digital camera sales grew by 4%, despite a decline in the number of units sold of 16%.
Sales of PCs continue to decline sharply, by 10% in value terms.
2016 Availink exhibition CCBN to lead the new trend of digital TV viewing:As the field of digital television ASIC design leader Availink attended the 24th China Content Broadcasting Network Exhibition (CCBN2016). At the annual CCBN it debuted embedded system based on DTMB HD + OTT set-top box solution that supports DVB-T2 / HEVC HD SoC single chip and ISDB-T HD SoC single chip. The company also exhibited a variety of satellite / terrestrial HD set-top box solutions and a global leader in multi-standard channel demodulator chip and a very competitive product.
On display are accompanied by CCBN first introduced the most highly integrated single-chip SoC for DVB-T2 / HEVC market. It is with the introduction of the German DVB-T2 / HEVC, the world’s terrestrial digital TV system towards a more efficient transmission, a new stage of higher resolution, Availink comply with this demand and the development of new products. The SoC integrates a large number of market-proven HEVC HD decoder and DVB-T / T2 demodulator, which provides the most mature of the most cost-effective solution for set-top box manufacturers.
Availink have been guided by the market and customer-oriented, innovative multimedia experience of the development of ideas. Looking ahead, the company will continue to introduce to digital, networked and intelligent chip products to meet the diverse needs of digital television and multimedia market, as more users with higher-value product solutions.
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