This is Futuresource Consulting’s 9th annual update of the status of the global STB market, which is forecast to total 261m units in 2016, with trade value of $18bn.
Detailed analysis focuses on the Pay-TV sector, with estimates for FTA Satellite and DTT converter segments also included for completeness.
Digital Media Adaptors (DMAs, aka OTT boxes) like Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast are excluded.
The analysis draws on industry interviews as well as published data to size and segment the market and predict near term movements.
Long range forecasts are modelled on Futuresource projections of Pay-TV market development established over the last 15 years of continuous research in this sector.
This report is accompanied by a spreadsheet that tabulates the key datapoints.