Avni Rambhia - Analyst Profile
I'm an image processing engineer by training, an anti-piracy technologist and strategist by experience, and a growth consultant to the image, video and software productivity industries by profession. At Frost & Sullivan, I cover a number of markets including video encoding and transcoding, software license management, content protection (including DRM and CAS), consumer video devices and enterprise rights management.
- Areas of expertise
- MARKET RESEARCH
- COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE
Recent items from Avni RambhiaNAB 2013 brought home three main themes for the digital media team at Frost & Sullivan: 1) There’s a clear drive toward delivering media & entertainment solutions that control bottom line costs while growing top line revenues. 2) Market conversations are shifting toward solutions focused on monetization rather than just products focused on...
24 Apr 2013 Blog postIndia is a vast market today for Pay TV, with over 100 million Pay TV households and an estimated 140 million TV households. It is also arguably among the least developed market for Pay TV, despite these numbers. For example, the number of TV households pales in comparison to the country’s population of over 1.2 billion. Also, India still does not... 14 Jan 2013 Blog postAs H.264 Rules, Speed and Quality Become Key Differentiators; Monetization Remains a ChallengeThis research service provides a detailed Market Engineering analysis of the global M&E video transcoders market. The service ranks and explains market drivers and restraints. It also provides forecasts for revenue and unit shipments. The service outlines current distribution channels in addition to forecasting and analyzing market demand. Segment breakdowns are included for production, multi-screen and SaaS. Regions covered include Asia-Pacific (APAC); North America and Latin America (NALA); and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The base year is 2012 and the study period is from 2010 to 2017. Published: Jan 07 2013 Market ResearchSoftware License Management solutions are designed to help independent software vendors (ISVs) and device vendors to efficiently monetize their products. The three main functions SLM systems perform are: defining software versions and licensing rules (development); automating license issuance and invoicing (deployment); and ensuring that software i... 12 Dec 2012 Blog postConditional Access and Digital Rights Management Systems Converge As 'TV Everywhere' Reshapes Pay TVThis research service provides a detailed Market Engineering analysis of the global pay TV content protection market which includes both Conditional Access Systems and Digital Rights Management Systems. The service ranks and explains market drivers and restraints. It also provides forecasts for revenue and unit shipments. The service outlines current distribution channels in addition to forecasting and analyzing market demand. Segment breakdowns are included for Internet protocol television (IPTV), satellite DTH, and cable. Regions covered include Asia-Pacific (APAC); North America and Latin America (NALA); and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The base year is 2011 and the study period is from 2010 to 2016. Published: Nov 09 2012 Market ResearchApple announced today its intended acquisition of Authentec for $356 million – a valuation of nearly 7x over fiscal year 2011 revenue. Interestingly, although the acquisition is being highlighted in terms of AuthenTec’s flagship business in fingerprint scanning and touch sensor technology for security of mobile computers, revenue growth for this si... 27 Jul 2012 Blog postDigitization, as well as the uptake of HD and MPEG-4 trump, economic uncertainty.This study covers the global broadcast and digital terrestrial transmission (DTT) video encoders market. It provides drivers and restraints; technology and market trends; demand analysis; and strategies for growth. The market has three main applications: contribution, DTT, and distribution/backhaul. Revenue forecast, unit forecast, price forecast, and regional breakdowns for NALA, EMEA, and APAC are provided. In-depth competitive analysis, including vendors' market shares are provided, along with the profiles of the key vendors in the industry. The base year is 2011. Forecasts run through 2016. Published: Feb 01 2012 Market ResearchVirtualization, Analytics, Hackers and the Cloud Challenge Traditional License Management ApproachesThis study covers the world software license management market (aka software rights management or entitlement management). It provides drivers and restraints; technology and market trends; demand analysis; and strategies for growth. The market is analyzed in three segments – desktop, embedded and cloud, and for three regions - NALA, EMEA, and APAC. In-depth competitive analysis, including vendors' market shares is provided, along with profiles of the key vendors in the industry. The base year is 2011. Forecasts run through 2018. Published: Dec 27 2011 Market ResearchGoogle is known for making information accessible. The search giant is beloved by end users for the easy search and ready experience it enables for content ranging from books to videos. However, what endears it to the masses has fostered significant distrust in the community it needs most to fulfill its GoogleTV ambitions - Hollywood in particular,... 21 Aug 2011 Blog postPromising Growth for Video Transcoders Market Driven by Digital WorkflowThis research service covers video transcoders which are used to transform analog or digital video into a multitude of content packages for a variety of distribution scenarios. The market is analyzed in three segments - production transcoding, enterprise transcoding and multi-screen transcoding. Evaluation of the market includes revenue forecasts, and demand for the solutions over the period spanning 2010 through 2017, with 2010 as the base year. Factors driving and restraining the growth of the market along with trends and key challenges being faced by the industry are identified and discussed. Published: Jul 05 2011 Market Research