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High-end gateways and STBs crowding out broadband routers

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its latest Home Networking Devices report, which tracks broadband routers; residential gateways; STBs; multimedia over coax (MoCA) optical network terminals (ONTs); and HomePlug Powerline, MoCA coax-Ethernet, and HPNA/G.hn adapters. “In the more mature broadband markets of North America and Western Europe, service providers are deploying higher-end gateways and set-top boxes with […]

ADB platform for nc+

ADB has announced that nc+, the Polish satellite operator, has selected ADB’s new platform, set-top box software, and associated software integration services to underpin its multi-room and multi-screen strategy. nc+, an ADB customer since 2006, chose ADB to create the next generation product (line), which began deployment this month, becoming the first ADB customer to go live with the new […]

TiVo Q3 profits down, subs up

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Advanced television service TiVo has reported a 49 per cent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by a provision for future tax bills. The company’s net profit fell to $6.3 million, for the third quarter ended October 31st, from $12.5 million a year earlier. TiVo recorded a tax provision of $7.1 million in the quarter, compared with a tax benefit of […]

More UK homes use PVR than VoD

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Decipher, the digital media consultancy, has released findings from Wave 5 of its Mediabug research. It shows that VoD viewing is moving from

Fire TV Amazon’s “most successful device launch”

Amazon has announced that Fire TV Stichas strated shipping. “Fire TV Stick has been our most successful device launch ever,” said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices. “We built a ton of these, but customer demand still outpaced our supply. We’re excited by the overwhelming customer response and the team is working hard to build more as quickly as […]

SFR launches FTTH TV offer with Numericable

French Telco SFR has launched a new FTTH TV offering services and TV from La Box Fibre by Numericable, just a few days before the closing of  the Altice/Numericable takeover. Priced from €29.99 up to €41.99, the “Box TV fibre de SFR” is available to the 8 million households with fibre access and newcomers to SFR. The new offer aims […]

NATPE, CEA continue viewing research project

NATPE||Content First and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) have for a second consecutive year jointly commissioned a consumer research study, this time to gather insight into the content discovery process and alternatives to live TV viewing. Findings from the two-phase study will be presented in two co-branded research reports at the 2015 International CES and NATPE||Miami in January 2015 with […]

UPC Hungary: 80% YouTube STB take-up

The percentage of available subscribers accessing YouTube via existing STBs in UPC Hungary has risen substantially to 80 per cent, according to Arpad Jordan, CTO, UPC Central and Eastern Europe. Addressing delegates at the OTTtv World Summit in London, Jordan admitted that from previous experience, UPC expected something around 30 per cent to 40 per cent of take-up rate. “What […]

Pace “continues good progress”

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UK STB maker Pace has reported that it expects full-year operating margins to be greater than nine per cent, up from its previous forecast. The company which supplies STBs for such as Sky Deutschland and AT&T now expects 2014 revenue to be between $2.6 billion (€2.1m) and $2.65 billion. The company posted revenue of $2.47 billion last year. Mike Pulli, […]

Interview – ABOX42 comments on a core issue: Will STBs match the upcoming and future Challenges, Network Operators of Converging Cable Networks and new IP Services are facing?

Will STBs match the upcoming and future Challenges, Network Operators of Converging Cable Networks and new IP Services are facing? IPTV is moving from a pure linear product to a complete TV experience with Live TV, OnDemand services and 3rd party content. This new world of connecting the TV to the Internet means both, opportunities and challenges for operators, developers […]

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