DSTAC, CableCard, pay-TV apps challenge cable's stronghold on the set-top market

cable set-top boxA group of new technologies and services, including DSTAC, CableCard and pay-TV apps are set to challenge the cable industry's long-standing hold on the $20 billion set-top box market.

According to FierceCable's new special report, DSTAC, CableCard, pay-TV apps and the future of the cable industry's $20B set-top business, federal regulators have been trying to break the cable industry's dominant role in the set-top business with the goal of providing customers the option to buy whatever device they want. Today, consumers are often required to lease their set-top box from their local cable provider.

Check out the special report here.

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