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India to fund new STB developments

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India’s Dept of Electronics & Information Technology is to put 1 billion Rupees (about $16 million) to help fund development of locally made set-top boxes. The cash will also provide manufacturers with long-term credit facilities and other fiscal aids to jump-start the process. The fund will also be channelled through India’s Credit Guarantee Fund which exists to help smaller businesses […]

Broadband CPE shipments to reach 151.9m

Worldwide broadband customer premise equipment (CPE) shipments are expected to reach 151.9 million by the end of 2014, according to findings from ABI Research. “The residential gateway segment continues to grow at a rapid pace: ABI Research expects global shipments will grow more than 9 per cent in 2014,” comments Jake Saunders, VP and Practice Director. Although DSL and cable […]

Canal+ deploys Frog by Wyplay

Canal+ Group has updated all its digital terrestrial STBs with the Frog by Wyplay software, customised by the Canal+ team. The new software version has been successfully deployed and transparent to DTT subscribers who will now benefit from:  A new HD HTML5 user interface; Access to the complete range of Canal+ and CanalSat channels through OTT via Internet in addition […]

UPC Poland gets Horizon

UPC Poland, part of Liberty Global, is launching a full Horizon TV offering in the New Year. It has already made the Horizon Go service available, and has now invited a group of customers to trial the set-top box service ahead of its commercial launch. The decoder, which provides access to social media sites including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter on […]

Pace DOCSIS 3 gets ENERGY STAR

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Pace has announced that its D5001 ‘Ultra’ DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Gateway has earned the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR. The device is the first DOCSIS 3.0 modem to receive an ENERGY STAR certification in the category for Small Network Equipment (SNE). The Pace D5001 Ultra Gateway uses 24 bonded DOCSIS channels to deliver a new generation of high-speed […]

PeerTV H265 HEVC passes new milestone

PeerTV, the TV over the Internet VoD OTT technology solutions provider, has announced that its quad core High Efficiency Video Coding HEVC set top box had passed the stringent technical tests laid down by one of its clients, Kartina, clearing the way for a significant new order. Commenting on the latest news, PeerTV CEO Avi Vermus said, “This is an […]

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

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