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ARRIS gains, Cisco loses in STB market

Findings from ABI Research’s Set-Top Box and Home Networks Market Research indicate that the second quarter of 2014 showed about a 5 per cent growth in set-top box revenues from a key set of major OEMs. Most manufacturers saw similar sales, with ARRIS a clear winner, growing about 60 per cent year-over-year to $711 million (pro-forma based on the combined […]

ABOX42 announces new OPX TV User Interface for its SmartSTB line

ABOX42, a provider of IPTV, OTT and DVB-Hybrid SmartSTB platforms and services, will launch at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam its new OPX TV latest user interface for all its current product lines like the market proven ABOX42 M-series IPTV & OTT Smart STB line including upcoming 3rd generation product lines. The new OPX TV client has a modern user interface […]

Sky Deutschland to drop Nagravision

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Sky Deutschland is about to start a switch-out of its older Nagravision-secured set-top boxes in order to make the pay-TV broadcaster an all Cisco system . Reports from Germany’s Digital Fernsehen, quoting Stefan Kunz, Sky Deutschland’s VP/business and distribution, say that viewers who are still using older boxes will be supplied with a newer Sky HD unit which uses Cisco […]

PeerTV confirms new development capital

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PeerTV, the TV OTT technology solutions provider, announced on July 30th that it has successfully agreed new equity facilities of £1.5 million (€1.88m) which will finance the continuing development and sales drive for its latest breed of Android powered quad core set top boxes, which now include market leading H265 High Efficiency Video Coding. The AIM listed company is already […]

Samsung buys SmartThings smart home start-up

Samsung is buying SmartThings,  a startup backed by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin that helps connect household devices. Samsung joins Apple and Google in exploring ways to integrate connected household gadgets to begin to exploit the “Internet of Things.” The TechCrunch blog reported Samsung was set to pay more than $200 million for the two-year-old startup of 55 employees, which has […]

Emmys for TiVo

TiVo has announced that the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has awarded both TiVo and subsidiary Digitalsmiths an Emmy Award for their role in shaping the next generation of home entertainment. TiVo was recognised for Television Enhancement Devices and Digitalsmiths for Personalised Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery for Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs). The 2014 honours mark […]

4K forecasts ‘too optimistic’

Bright forecasts for consumer use of 4K or Ultra-HD video are overly optimistic, according to a report from TDG. While 4K will ultimately reach the mainstream, it will be a niche market for at least another five years, with widespread viewing of 4K content arriving in 2019 and growing quickly beyond. Joel Espelien, author of the report, notes

Playstation TV in Europe, US this autumn

Sony has confirmed autumn launch dates for its PlayStation TV device in the US, UK and Europe. Available in Japan since last year, the micro-console is the firm’s efforts to take on other streaming TV devices such as Apple TV and Roku. Unlike those, Sony’s offering will allow gamers access to PlayStation games. The console will allow users access to […]

SmartLabs joins RDK Community

SmartLabs has joined the Reference Design Kit (RDK) community alongside other global CPE vendors and operators. SmartLabs has licensed the RDK to further advance its hybrid and IP interactive TV solutions. The RDK will integrate with the SmartLabs advanced user interface, SmartTUBE UI, and the latest DVB IP hybrid set top boxes, SML-482 HEVC Hybrid and SML-582 HEVC Hybrid, to […]

PeerTV HEVC for OTT

PeerTV, the TV OTT technology solutions provider, has successfully trialled its next generation set top box using H265 HEVC or High Efficiency Video Coding to deliver TV over the internet. The new technology will mean content can be streamed via its set top box using 50 per cent of the bandwidth previously required for H264 technology. Significant enhancements to transmission […]

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