In-Stat: Set-Top Market Hits All Time High

According to In-Stat (www.in-stat.com), global demand for digital set-top boxes hit a new high in 2009, with worldwide unit shipments increasing 11 percent. Record demand for both satellite and terrestrial set top boxes fueled the market growth. Satellite set-to...

According to In-Stat (www.in-stat.com), global demand for digital set-top boxes hit a new high in 2009, with worldwide unit shipments increasing 11 percent. Record demand for both satellite and terrestrial set top boxes fueled the market growth. Satellite set-tops, the largest market segment, accounted for 48 percent of 2009 unit shipments.

In-Stat Projects unit shipments in 2010 to decrease slightly, returning to 2008 levels. Hybrid set-tops that integrate IP video with an existing broadcast platform are expected to ship in significant numbers in 2011, particularly in Europe. Sustained demand for advanced set-tops like HD-capable and PVR-enabled products, coupled with the continuing analog-to-digital transition, are forecast keep the market vibrant through at least 2012.
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