Smart CE Shipments Seen Jumping
"Smart" CE devices are expected to grow to unit shipments of 92 million in 2016, according to numbers released Wednesday by NPD Group's In-Stat.
“CE vendors fundamentally agree that, increasingly, consumers are becoming technically savvy, and as a result are fully capable of using devices that are far more advanced than say, the traditional pay-TV STB,” Norm Bogen, VP Research for In-Stat, said as part of the announcement.
“In fact, they are not only capable of using smart devices, but consumers are eager to own smart devices that will afford them more freedom to access content outside the walled gardens of the pay-TV service providers, including content that is now widely available on the Web. As a result, CE manufacturers see a tremendous opportunity in filling the gap between what pay-TV service providers currently provide and what consumers are capable of utilizing