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Pace receives Minerva certification

Pace has announced that its IPTV STBs including its Whole Home DVR system, have been certified by Minerva to meet the stringent requirements of their Minerva IPTV middleware platform. Minerva’s platform is one of the most widely deployed IPTV service management solutions in the industry. The open nature of the platform enables operators to choose from a broad selection of […]

Sigma, SoftAtHome team for IoT deployment

Sigma Designs, a provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Smart TV, Smart home and IP-based STBs, and SoftAtHome, a provider of home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the digital home, have formed a new partnership to accelerate IoT deployment by integrating the Z-Wave radio protocol into home gateway software. The partnership creates an advanced IoT integrated gateway solutions […]

HGI announces new direction

HGI, the global organisation for publishing requirements for the Smart Home, has announced at Broadband World Forum 2014 that it will be taking a new direction as it moves towards its tenth anniversary and continues to define the enabling platforms and APIs, enabling service providers to achieve the smart home of the future. The major re-launch will see HGI work […]

Quantenna and SoftAtHome partner

Quantenna Communications, a specialist in high performance Wi-Fi, and SoftAtHome, provider of home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the digital home, have formed a partnership to deliver the next generation of wireless home networks. This partnership covers multiple areas of innovation focused on Wi-Fi and home networking, including: · SOP7 by SoftAtHome as the latest embedded software platform now […]

STB market hits $4.8bn in Q2 2014

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its Q2 2014 Set-Top Boxes and Pay TV Subscribers report, which tracks IP, cable, satellite, and DTT set-top boxes and OTT media servers. “The global STB market is in a

MobiTV network DVR for Deutsche Telekom

MobiTV, a global player in enabling delivery of live and on-demand multi-screen TV services, is powering new cloud recording capabilities of Deutsche Telekom’s Entertain to go streaming service. Entertain to go delivers live and on-demand programming across screens in and out of the home. With the enhancement of cloud recording, customers can now also view personally-recorded programs on laptops, tablets […]

43% of Brits mostly watch time-shifted TV

Findings from UK quad-play operator Virgin Media have revealed technology is transforming the way the nation watches television. Data from over 2.3 million Virgin Media TiVo set-top boxes shows a fifth of all TV is now watched in a time-shifted format; either first recorded onto the hard drive of a set-top box or else watched on demand. This was not […]

Netgem Q3 revenue slump

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French set-top box maker Netgem saw revenues fall 15 per cent in its Q3 period (to €20.5 million, from €24.2 million in the previous year), and reflecting a 14 per cent fall off in sales. Netgem reported that supplies of its boxes to Australia during this year had fallen back and that it did not expect sales in Australia to […]

Thais can use vouchers for sat-TV

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Thailand’s National Broadcasting & Telecommunications Commission is expected to allow viewers to use its subsidised voucher scheme to buy satellite set-top boxes. Up until now the vouchers could only be used to buy digital terrestrial receivers, or new digitally-equipped TV sets. “Even though some network operators plan to expand their coverage, we are worrying that some households might not be […]

EE to offer TV service

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UK digital communications company EE is to become a quad-play operator with the launch of EE TV, which it describes as the UK’s most advanced TV service. According to the company, EE TV puts mobile at the heart of the TV experience, and works seamlessly with home TVs, tablets and smartphones, allowing customers to access the best of live and […]

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