Global Set-Top Box Shipment Growth to Exceed 15% and Total 250 Million in 2012; Forecasts Available through 2016

FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With Boxee and Slingbox recently making news as they release new innovative products into the highly competitive set-top box market, and new market trends - particularly "virtualization" - poised to change the dynamics of this previous-stale industry, it becomes ever more important for investors, entrepreneurs, businesses, marketers, and product managers to have the best market research available to them as they seek to capitalize on the changing shape of the market.


Global Information Inc is pleased to announce the availability of two significant new market research reports covering the global markets for set-top boxes from our premium market research partner, Multimedia Research Group.

The Global Set-Top Box Market

Demand for digital set-top box products is rising, particularly in Asia, Latin America, and a number of countries in Europe. The expansion of pay-TV services in developing markets, along with the ongoing shift from standard-definition products to high-definition products in developed markets, is fueling market demand.

However, the market for set-top boxes faces significant challenges, particularly "virtualization" of the set-top box. Set-top box virtualization could shift the functionality of the set-top box into a software platform or even the Internet cloud. However, MRG believes these challenges will not have a material impact on the market for another three to five years.

This report forecasts worldwide unit shipments and revenues through 2016. It discusses and analyses demand drivers and product development trends in all four digital set-top box market segments: cable, satellite, IPTV, and terrestrial. It also identifies leading set-top box vendors and details near-term market trends that are currently shaping the set-top box market.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at

Product Manufacturers, Market Trends, and Forecasts: The Set-Top Box Market in China

As the largest pay-TV market in world, China has become a hotbed of activity for set-top box deployments and product development. In 2011, over 42 million set-top boxes shipped in China, and MRG expects the total to exceed 90 million in 2015. While there are enormous opportunities for both set-top box manufacturers and component vendors in the Chinese market, there are also significant challenges facing vendors trying to penetrate the market.

This report provides an in-depth look of the set-top box market in China, covering all types of digital set-top boxes (cable, IPTV, satellite, and terrestrial). The report examines the size and breakdown of the market in 2011, and forecasts unit shipments and revenues by set-top box type through 2016. In addition, it provides data on product and market development trends, to include the relatively slow shift from SD to HD set-top boxes, and profiles the leading Chinese set-top box manufacturers.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at

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