Latin America and Middle East/Africa raise IP set-top box shipments


Worldwide set top-box revenue, as a whole, will decline slightly in 2011 over 2010, but Latin America and the Middle East/Africa still show an increase in shipments, according to market intelligence company In-Stat. Despite the general maturation of the market, IP set-top box shipments are forecast to increase by over 1 million units in 2011.

The survey, called “Q1’11 Set Top Box Database Update,” reveals that North American IP set-top box revenue will increase by 22% in 2011. In Latin America, nearly 670,000 cable set-top boxes will be shipped.

In 2011, 17% of all set-top boxes will include a DVR, and 72% of all satellite set-top boxes in Europe will be high definition.

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Roberta Prescott is responsible for Latin America reporting news and analysis, interviewing key stakeholders. Roberta has worked as an IT and telecommunication journalist since March 2005, when she started as a reporter with InformationWeek Brasil magazine and its website IT Web. In July 2006, Prescott was promoted to be the editor-in-chief, and, beyond the magazine and website, was in charge for all ICT products, such as IT events and CIO awards. In mid-2010, she was promoted to the position of executive editor, with responsibility for all the editorial products and content of IT Mídia. Prescott has worked as a journalist since 1998 and has three journalism prizes. In 2009, she won, along with InformationWeek Brasil team, the press prize 11th Prêmio Imprensa Embratel. In 2008, she won the 7th Unisys Journalism Prize and in 2006 was the editor-in-chief when InformationWeek Brasil won the 20th media award Prêmio Veículos de Comunicação. She graduated in Journalism by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, has done specialization in journalism at the Universidad de Navarra (Spain, 2003) and Master in Journalism at IICS – Universidad de Navarra (Brazil, 2010) and MBA – Executive Education at the Getulio Vargas Foundation.

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