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Rovi to acquire TiVo in $1.1bn deal

Rovi to acquire TiVo in $1.1bn deal

Some five weeks after reports first emerged that entertainment discovery specialist Rovi was planning to acquire advanced television technology specialist TiVo the pair have confirmed a cash and stock deal…

4K STB market worth $3.65bn by 2024

The global 4K Set Top Box (STB) market size is expected to reach $3.65 billion (€3.2bn) by 2024, according to a report by Grand View Research. Increasing demand for 4K…

ARRIS: ‘More STBs in the future’

Charles Cheevers, CTO of ARRIS’s CPE unit, has suggested that future network constraints and content consumption requirements may see an increase in the number of set-top boxes in a household,…

TiVo Roamio OTA 1TB

TiVo has announced that, from May 2nd, the all-new TiVo Roamio OTA will feature a hefty 1TB hard drive, and carries no requirement for an on-going monthly subscription fee. “The…

Advocacy group: ‘STB proposal’s faulty economics’

Amid growing opposition from a range of public and industry advocacy and trade bodies, the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) proposal to free up the set-top box market is an example…

Omantel selects ARRIS STBs

Omantel, the sultanate’s leading telco provider, has selected ARRIS VIP2262v2 DVR set-tops from ARRIS International to deliver DVR capabilities and on-demand HD content for its new Omantel TV+ service. Omantel…

Survey highlights STB privacy fears

The proposal by the Federal Communications Commission to open up the set-top box market to tech giants such as Google has Americans concerned about the potential intrusion on their privacy…

Citizens’ group opposes FCC open STB policy

Tom Schatz, President of Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) – a nonpartisan, non-profit organisation dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, mismanagement and abuse in government – has submitted public comments to…

Xfinity TV Partner app for Roku, Samsung

Cable MSO Comcast is partnering with Roku in a move that will continue to expand the range of retail devices Comcast’s customers can use to access their Xfinity TV service…

Obama ‘open STB’ stance criticised

Following Present Obama’s call for the FCC to open up set-top cable boxes to competition, two influential lobbying bodies have unsurprisingly queried the White House’s intervention. According to Digital Citizens…

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