New research says worldwide set-top box shipments will increase slightly this year to 273 million from 269 million in 2015.
In addition to the growth of satellite units, cable shipments are also expected to increase modestly. DTT and IP STB demand remains relatively flat, according to researcher SNL Kagan in its annual look at the STB market.
Remember the DVD?
These days, you’re more likely to see the once-ubiquitous DVD and Blu-Ray at a Blockbuster liquidation sale than in a shopping cart. Physical media peaked in 2007, and sales have declined 45 to 50 percent since then.