More consolidation ahead for TV middleware markets | C2M : veille Digital Media |

With Cisco buying NDS last year and Ericsson now rumoured to be buying Mediaroom from Microsoft, the TV middleware market is going through a major shakeup at the moment – and there is more to come, according to ABI Research.

Sam Rosen, practice director at ABI Research, predicts that two forms of consolidation will occur: firstly, hardware and software companies will come together to offer more of a service oriented approach, and secondly, acquisitions that bring together technologies required for the next generation TV offering will occur, such as TiVo`s acquisition of TRA for measurement technology.