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REPORT HIGHLIGHTS - Set-Top Box Sales Up 3 Percent in Q3; Expansion Underway in Emerging Markets

February 04, 2016

Daniel Simmons Daniel Simmons Executive Director – Research and Analysis, Service Provider Technology
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Worldwide set-top box (STB) revenue totaled $5.62 billion in the third quarter of 2015 (3Q15), a sequential increase of 3 percent, with nearly all product categories showing improvement, according to the Set-Top Boxes report from IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS).

“Net pay TV subscriber additions in North America and Western Europe continue to lag, reducing the need for pay TV providers to invest heavily in new set-top boxes. However, operators continue to update existing subscribers’ set-top boxes with increased functionality and performance to ensure they don’t churn,” said Daniel Simmons, director for connected home at IHS.  

“Meanwhile, in the emerging set-top box market in India, parts of Latin America and Russia, operators are focusing on expanding their digital footprint at the lowest cost possible,” Simmons said.

3Q15 SET-TOP BOX MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Growth in video gateways, clients and hybrid devices drove global cable set-top box (STB) revenue up 6 percent in in 3Q15, while satellite STB sales were 5 percent higher

IP boxes experienced a revenue dip of 12 percent in 3Q15 despite a rebound in the first half of the year

Arris finished Q3 as the worldwide set-top box revenue share leader, holding 10 percent of the market

Operators are increasingly looking to virtualize STB functions, and as a result there is growing demand for software and services, and STB vendors are focusing on incorporating virtualization into their products

STB REPORT SYNOPSIS

The quarterly IHS set-top boxes report tracks IP, cable, satellite and digital terrestrial (DTT) set-top boxes (STBs); over-the-top (OTT) media servers; and HDMI dongles, providing worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2019, analysis and trends. Vendors tracked: ADB, Apple, Arris, Changhong, Cisco, Coship, DVN, Echostar, Huawei, Humax, Jiuzhou, Kingvon, Netgem, Pace, Roku, Sagemcom, Samsung, Skyworth, Technicolor, ZTE, others.

With the 3Q15 edition of the STB report, IHS has completed the integration of the Infonetics STB service with the IHS STB Intelligence Service. This resulted in a revision of vendor data through rationalizing the two datasets and the creation of a new modelling process for estimating market size and vendor market share.

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