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Quarterly Shipment Numbers – Digital Set-Tops


Motorola publishes shipment numbers every quarter (Verizon does a similar quarterly update), but this quarter gets a little tricky because what used to be the Connected Home Solutions business is now the Home and Networks Mobility business with parts of the old Networks business thrown in. (Did you follow that?)

As a result, segment sales went from $1 billion in Q1 to $2.6 billion in Q2. Taking into account the combined sales numbers for the separate businesses a year ago Q2, that comes out to a 9 percent increase.

Below is the breakdown for digital set-top shipments. In the good-news-worth-highlighting column, IPTV set-top shipments are up significantly. There were 604,000 shipped in Q2 versus 362,000 in Q1.


 *Note: where the table reads 78M DVRs it should read 7.8M

3 Responses

  1. Should the 78M on DVR be 7.8M?

  2. What– you think the number of DVRs shipped shouldn’t exceed the total number of digital devices shipped?

    Good catch. I’ll add an update to the post.

  3. […] Want some historical context for your New Year’s digital TV ruminations? Motorola was the first to demonstrate digital compression over cable in 1991, the first to put out all-digital HDTV transmissions in 1992, and to date, Motorola has shipped between 60 and 65 million digital set-tops globally. […]

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