Set-Tops: MPEG-4 Gaining, OTT Still Slow

According to ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com), MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) set-top box shipments surpassed MPEG-2-only set-top box shipments for the first time in 2010, with about 53% MPEG-4 shipments worldwide. Despite the support for advanced encoding, however, pay T...

According to ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com), MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) set-top box shipments surpassed MPEG-2-only set-top box shipments for the first time in 2010, with about 53% MPEG-4 shipments worldwide. Despite the support for advanced encoding, however, pay TV operators worldwide have been slow to support interactive features such as over-the-top (OTT) video on set-top boxes. Golly.
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