The Year of HD
Content sells. It sells satellite radio, direct-broadcast satellite TV, cable and MP3 players; and it most definitely sells HDTV.
This year content providers, broadcasters and manufacturers will generate unprecedented excitement around HDTV, offering viewers and potential buyers the most high-definition (HD) programming to date. 2006, the year of HD, sprung to life at the International CES with manufacturers announcing next-generation high-definition DVD players and movie studios revealing plans to release pre-recorded HD by year’s end.
Overall, total DTV sales for 2005 reached more than 12 million units and $17 billion in revenue, an increase of 60 percent compared to year-end 2004. High-definition products comprised 85 percent of total sales. Broadcasters, too, have delivered on the promise of HD programming.