In-Stat is forecasting that hybrid set-top boxes, which include a TV tuner and an Internet connection, are set to emerge as a key growth driver for the global set-top industry. The research house expects 100 million hybrid STBs to ship in 2015. Some of the research findings include:
- More than 23 million hybrid STBs will ship in North America in 2012.
- The Asia Pacific annual revenue will approach $1.5 billion in 2015.
- Satellite hybrid STBs will represent 58% of the hybrid STB market in 2013.