ALi expands in Latin American Market


ALi Corporation, a Set-Top Box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC)
solution provider, announced at Brazil’s major pay-TV trade show ABTA the
latest solution for combination dvb-S2 / ISDB-T customized for Latin America.


These customer STBs which integrate the latest ALi
M3606/M3603 with networking is a cost effective, single-chip solution for High
Definition MPEG2, H.264 decoder applications.


Latin America, with a population of nearly 600 million,
is a significant market for ALi’s global strategy. Several countries are moving
ahead with the analog television switch over and the MSOs are making
significant investment in digital services.


Showcasing products at ABTA signals ALi’s determination
to further penetrate this region. ALi first entered Latin America in 2009 and
now the company’s products are used daily by subscribers of pay-TV operators
from more than 5 countries in this region.


According to Digital TV Research of London, pay-TV
revenues in Latin America will be over $17 billion by 2016, and we expect
Brazil to contribute the largest share,” said Tony Chang, vice president,
International Business Unit, ALi Corporation.


Technology is evolving non-stop. As most Latin American
countries are experiencing a surge in digital television penetration, they are
also rolling out the ISDB-T standard for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT).


a complete product portfolio that is suitable for standard and high-definition
STBs and compatible with DVBS2/ISDB-T standards.


Our proven history in delivering competitive digital STB
solutions ensures we are extremely responsive in addressing the needs of Latin
American viewers,” Chang added.


Despite a gloomy worldwide economy, Latin America has
experienced strong economic growth, which translates to solid STB demand.


The Latin American digital STB market is expected to grow
more than 150percent by 2015, and more than half will be using the ISDB-T
standard that was widely adopted throughout Latin America, including in Brazil,
Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Costa Rica and Venezuela.


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