STB shipments aim for 200 million by 2013

Parks Associates has new research predicting that worldwide set-top box shipments will reach 200 million annually by 2013. Service providers upgrading STB to digital and to hybrid capabilities supporting online video and other options will drive the market growth, the research firm said.

The results of the Parks Associates study seem to challenge the expectations of Screen Digest, which produced research earlier this year that suggested STB shipments could peak in 2012 at around 127 million units. But, the latest numbers also might reflect changing attitudes in the market among both service providers and consumers about how access to Internet video will be provided in the future, and to what devices it will be delivered.

For more:
- Here's the Parks press release

Related articles
Screen Digest saw the STB market peaking in 2012
IPTV has helped boost the STB market overall

WHITEPAPER

How To Lower the Cost of Ownership of Your Cable Access Network

This white paper presents a cost analysis of a virtualized cable modem termination system (CMTS) deployed in a distributed access architecture (DAA). Learn how to eliminate traditional CMTS constraints, efficiently enhance your network performance and more.

Suggested Articles

WarnerMedia scored a key HBO Max distribution deal with Comcast just as it launched in May. Nearly six months later, there still isn’t an app.

Comcast is planning new data caps and video service price increases for its subscribers in 2021.

The Apple TV remote is an often reviled peripheral device. Universal Electronics has taken it upon itself to create a different option.