Set Top Box Market is NOT Monolithic- Satellite, Cable, OTT, IPTV, etc from Infonetics + Research & Markets

I.  Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2nd quarter 2014 (2Q14) Set-Top Boxes and Pay TV Subscribers report, which tracks IP, cable, satellite, and digital terrestrial (DTT) set-top boxes (STBs) and over-the-top (OTT) media servers.

.    Globally, set-top box (STB) revenue-including IP, cable, satellite, and DTT STBs and OTT media servers-is up 4% in 2Q14 from 1Q14, to $4.8 billion
.    STB unit shipments grew 7% sequentially in 2Q14, but are down 3% from the year-ago 2nd quarter of 2013
.    Cable STB revenue increased by 3% sequentially in 2Q14, and unit shipments grew 4% during this same period
.    Arris, the worldwide STB market share leader, gained almost 2 share percentage points in 2Q14 over 1Q14
.    Over-the-top (OTT) media servers are quickly becoming the STB of choice for pay TV providers in emerging markets such as China, where free video content is abundant and service providers are looking to bundle live streaming video with their own broadband offerings
.    The worldwide STB market is forecast by Infonetics to be essentially flat, i.e. growth at a -0.05% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) – from 2013 to 2018, when it will total $19.2 billion.
.     Surprise forecast: In 2018, satellite STBs are expected to contribute the majority of STB revenue at 36%

“The global set-top box (STB) market is in a fascinating period of mixed signals. While quarterly unit shipments are up, on a year-over-year basis shipments are down. And though nearly all STB product categories saw volume increases in 2Q14, satellite shipments continue a downward trend, while cable set-tops are growing due to an ongoing refresh cycle in North America and Europe,” says Infonetics’ Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV.


Infonetics’ quarterly STB report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for IP STBs; cable and satellite STBs (digital, hybrid, video gateways, media players); DTT STBs; and OTT media servers. The report also tracks telco IPTV and cable and satellite video subscribers. Vendors tracked: ADB, Apple, Arris, Changhong, Cisco, Coship, DVN, Echostar, Huawei, Humax, Jiuzhou, Kingvon, Netgem, Pace, Roku, Sagemcom, Samsung, Skyworth Digital, Technicolor, ZTE, others.

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.    Broadband aggregation equipment passes $2B in 2Q14 as operators ‘binge on broadband’
.    Fixed broadband infrastructure investments are rebounding in Brazil
.    OTT and multiscreen TV drive spending on broadcast and streaming video equipment
.    802.11ac routers to make up nearly a third of WiFi-enabled router shipments by 2015

II. Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global and China Set-Top Box (STB) Industry Report 2014” report to their offering.

The Global and China Set-Top Box (STB) Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global set-top box industry with a focus on the Chinese market.

The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The set-top box market analysis is provided for both the international and Chinese domestic situations including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, key regions development status and a comparison analysis between the international and Chinese markets.

Development policies and plans are also discussed and manufacturing processes and cost structures analyzed. Set-Top box industry import/export consumption, supply and demand figures and cost price and production value gross margins are also provided.

The report focuses on thirteen industry players providing information such as company profiles, product picture and specification, capacity production, price, cost, production value and contact information. Upstream raw materials and equipment and downstream demand analysis is also carried out. The set-top box industry development trends and marketing channels are analyzed. Finally the feasibility of new investment projects are assessed and overall research conclusions offered. 

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