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This spreadsheet projects unit sales and installed base for digital set-top boxes (STBs) for the 2014–22 period. Splits are provided by TV platform (cable, IPTV, DTH, DTT), including connected and 4K UHD STBs, and major regional and national markets.


  • Ovum expects the global set-top box (STB) market to grow at a CAGR of 1.8% over the next five years, from 280 million unit sales in 2017 to 302 million in 2022.

Features and Benefits

  • Sizes the set-top box market by TV platform and by country.
  • Evaluates future 4K UHD adoption in the set-top box market.

Key questions answered

  • Which individual and regional markets are primed for the largest growth of set-top boxes?
  • Which regions will be most affected by the rise of non-traditional OTT set-top boxes?
  • What will be the market penetration of 4K set-top boxes in developed markets by 2022?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: TV Devices Forecast: Set-Top Box Sales and Installed Base, 2017–22