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StarTimes deploys Conax STB chipset solution

ALi Corporation, an STB chipset solution provider, has announced StarTimes, an international digital TV service provider, has adopted full range Conax certified set-top boxes based on ALi chipset solutions to further expand their African markets. StarTimes, with branches in 26 African countries and operations in 14 countries, has accumulated nearly 5 million subscribers across Africa and ranks among the top […]

Inview STBs for Nigeria DSO

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Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has signed a National Common STB System agreement with Inview Technologies. Director General NBC, Emeka Mba, stated that the signing was a culmination of many months of consultation and a crucial step towards the DSO in Nigeria. Adding that the Commission through this agreement hopes to create the biggest TV platform in Nigeria and around […]

Orange plans 4K STB for 2016

Orange will launch a new STB with 4K compatibility in 2016, and the box will not use the Android but a home grown system. Speaking at the presentation of its ‘Essentials2020’ strategic plan in Paris this week, CEO Stéphane Richard said: “4K content is not abundant enough yet and the 4K TV set market share is still under 1 per […]

Foxtel launching Netflix rival

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Foxtel has confirmed that it will launch its iQ3 set-top box in Australia on March 23rd. Its availability comes as US rival Netflix gears up to launch its streaming service in the country on March 31st. The new iQ3 set-top-box has been under development for some years and combines broadcast derived programmes and online streamed content “into one seamless experience”. […]

Elemental for Tata Sky 4K STBs

Elemental Technologies, a supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, has announced that Tata Sky, India’s leading DTH operator, is using Elemental software to process Ultra HD live linear content in high-efficiency video coding (HEVC/H.265) for delivery to Tata Sky 4K-ready set-top boxes. A joint venture between the TATA Group and 21st Century Fox, Tata Sky deployed the […]

‘New’ Apple TV this autumn

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Apple is set to relaunch Apple TV this autumn and is in talks with ABC, CBS and Fox to bring around 25 channels to the service. The service will be available across all devices powered by Apple’s iOS operating system, including iPhones, iPads and Apple TV set-top boxes, the WSJ reports. The news comes just a couple of weeks after […]

TiVo wraps Aereo purchase

DVR specialist TiVo has completed its purchase of the Aereo assets, such as they are, including Aereo’s trademarks and client lists. The purchase price was about $1 million. The deal has been approved by a New York Federal bankruptcy court which was handling the company’s closure. TiVo gets the trademarks and client list, while RPX Corp (described as a patent […]

Broadcom powers Free’s 4K STB

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Broadcom, a global specialist in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, is powering the Ultra-HD Android TV STB offered by French broadband and IPTV service provider Free Powered by Broadcom’s BCM7252 STB system-on-chip (SoC), the newly launched Freebox STB delivers a comprehensive suite of streaming, terrestrial, on-demand and recorded content at up to four times the resolution of current […]

NOW TV on EE TV STB

UK digital communications service provider EE has confirmed that Sky’s subscription-free, OTT TV service NOW TV will be available for EE TV customers to access via their smart box from 12th March. The move further enhances the viewing options available to EE TV customers which already includes Freeview with more than 70 channels, as well as 13 in HD, and […]

Free launches 4K mini box

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French telco Free, an affiliate of Iliad Group, has launched its Freebox Mini 4K in France, the first tripleplay offering to be Ultra-HD compatible worldwide. The Freebox Mini is uses Android TV, following the partnership between Iliad and Google, which had also previously integrated its system in Bouygues’ BBox Miami. Claiming to be at least five times smaller than any […]

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