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Retail OTT STBs will pass IPTV STB shipments this year - IHS

Monday 11 May 2015 | 18:21 CET | News
The shipment of over-the-top (OTT) set-top boxes (STBs) sold at retail will this year pass shipments of IPTV STBs used for pay TV services, IHS said. The global number of retail OTT STBs shipped, including Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku boxes, will this year reach 31 million, compared to 30 million IPTV STBs shipped by telecom companies. IHS noted that OTT STBs were initially written off as a temporary measure for consumers to bring OTT video to TV screens; it was assumed that smart TVs, Blu-Ray disc players and gaming consoles would eventually take the place of STB devices. And yet, while

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Companies: Apple / Belgacom / Dish Network / Google / IHS / Netflix / Roku / Virgin Media
Countries: World
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