IMS Research analyses the Chinese market
China had more than 25 million digital satellite TV households in a total market of 340million, at the end of 2004, according to a report form IMS Research entitled ” The Chinese Market for Digital Set-Top Boxes”.
IMS made these estimates, which do not agree with official figures, by extensive interviews with STB manufacturers, industry professionals and others with vested interests in the satellite TV market. IMS estimate in addition that the satellite market in China will grow to 60 million by the end of 2010 if the government launch of services keeps to schedule and the extensive “grey market in STB’s” continues to be tolerated.
Source: advanced television.com, 17th August 2005