Over 50% (100 million) of total worldwide set-top box (STB) sales in 2009 were for satellite receivers, according to a report by research firm In-Stat.
Cable and DTT STB shipments each represented slightly over 20% of the market, with IPTV capturing the remaining 7%.
Sales of High-definition (HD) satellite STB’s increased by 68% from 2008. The sale of standard-definition DTT units declined the most, year-over-year, by more than 15%, according to the research.
The total number of STB units with DVR increased by 14% in 2009, with the most significant growth coming from the Latin America region.
Asia is the dominant region in terms of unit shipments with nearly half of the worldwide total units shipped in Q4 2009. In terms of revenue, North America continues to be the most dominant region, with over $8 billion in STB sales for 2009, according to In-Stat.
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