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TWC $99 Fan TV box

Last year Fanhattan unveiled its Fan TV box that vowed to put cable TV on the same level as Internet streaming services, but with the twist that cable TV providers would be the ones to sell it. Fanhattan has now formed a partnership with Time Warner Cable to sell the $99 boxes to its subscribers. Fan TV will have live [...]

Netflix plans US cable STB integrations

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In addition to voicing its opposition to the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, Netflix has revealed that it plans to build on its successful integrations with European cable operators by launching its first US cable tie-ins. In its earnings letter to shareholders announcing its Q1 results, the company said it remained “very happy” with the customer embrace of its MVPD [...]

Entropic and other STBs hit by patent claim

DirecTV, Entropic, CyberTan and other set-top box suppliers have been named in a patent action by Canadian semiconductor company ViXS Systems and its US subsidiary, ViXS USA. ViXS is alleging that the technology companies are importing set-top boxes and other components that infringe four of its patents. The action seems to be a ‘tit for tat’ response to an action [...]

Swisscom deploys a “TV 2.0” IPTV Android STB operated by iWedia

iWedia, a provider of software solutions for TV devices, has announced that the new Swisscom TV 2.0 Android IPTV STB is operated by iWedia Teatro-3.5 software solution. Teatro-3.5 software solution for Android STB seamlessly extend Android to integrate all the multicast and connectivity components necessary to give support to managed IPTV and OTT services with advanced Java User Interfaces. In [...]

Live TV still trumps other modes

Findings from research led by Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange (Ipsos OTX) polling 15,551 adults in 20 countries suggests that most (86 per cent ) global respondents who watch TV indicate they usually watch TV programming ‘live, although other popular modes of watching are catching on such as

TWC launches RDK-based IP STB

Time Warner Cable has revealed the development of its first IP set-top box integrating the Reference Design Kit (RDK) platform. TWC is working with digital STB specialist Humax to create the IP-based set-top box that features its next generation cloud navigator. The cloud navigator consists of the company’s new HTML 5 cloud-based navigation guide and provides customers a better, more [...]

Australia embraces new screens

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The latest Australian Multi-Screen Report, covering the fourth quarter of calendar 2013, shows robust viewing of broadcast television on in-home TVs. Australians are spending more time watching conventional television than they did a year ago and are also using Internet-connected devices to complement their viewing of TV and other video. An estimated 40 per cent of homes now have tablets [...]

StarHub partners with Samsung, Nagra for STBs

StarHub has announced a strategic partnership with global technology giant Samsung Electronics digital media technology specialist Nagra for its line-up of next-generation set-top boxes in Singapore. The first of three to be rolled out – the Samsung HD Interactive set-top box will be available to all StarHub TV customers from April 15th. The two others will include an all-in-one box [...]

Home Network penetration to surpass 33%

Worldwide home network penetration is expected to climb from 24.8 per cent in 2013 to 33.2 per cent by 2018. Growth is driven by the continued spread of broadband services and demand for multiscreen video services. What is seen as commonplace in mature markets, including server provided broadband routers with integrated Wi-Fi access points and leveraging fixed broadband connections to [...]

New Apple TV box?

Apple is working on a new set-top box besides its existing Apple TV, according to filing documents. A regulatory filing made by Comcast and Time Warner Cable to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) pitching their planned merger specifically mentions that Apple is exploring the “development of an Apple set-top box”. Apple has long been rumoured to update its Apple [...]

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