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US Senators decry lack of STB choice and competition

Findings gleaned by two US lawmakers suggest that consumers have little choice in their pay-TV set-top boxes, with the average household spending $231 (€254) a year on STB rental fees.…

STB shipments to SAARC up 20% in Q2

STB shipments to SAARC up 20% in Q2

From SD STBs to HDTV and hybrid boxes, the STB market in major SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries is witnessing steady and robust growth, as digitisation in…

Analyst: Pricing pressure drags on STB market

Unit shipments of set-top boxes worldwide improved 2 per cent sequentially in the first quarter of 2015, and were up 3 per cent from the year-ago first quarter, according to…

MOCA: whole home fast access

Advanced Television talks to Rob Gelphman, VP Marketing & Member Relations, at the Multimedia over Coax  Alliance (MOCA) about how MOCA works alongside WiFi to guarantee fast and reliable access…

Analyst: ‘Technicolor did well’ in STB consolidation

Analyst: ‘Technicolor did well’ in STB consolidation

According to a report from Futuresource Consulting, the recent €550 million acquisition by Technicolor of the Cisco set-top box and related home broadband equipment business, reflects a common trend in…

Sky’s new 4K box ready to go

Sky’s new 4K box ready to go

Sky’s ground-breaking ‘Project Ethan’ set-top box is ready to be announced shortly, according to widespread media reports over the weekend. The UK’s Sunday Telegraph said the unit, now dubbed the…

Technicolor buys Cisco CPE for €550m

Technicolor buys Cisco CPE for €550m

In a move that it says creates a global leader in customer premises equipment (CPE), Technicolor is buying Cisco’s CPE business for €550 million in cash and stock. Technicolor says…

WOW! selects TiVo

WOW! selects TiVo

TiVo and WOW!, a US cable operator serving nearly 800,000 customers, have announced a joint development relationship with Evolution Digital. The agreement includes plans to deploy TiVo’s software solution across…

Amino acquires Entone for €67.2m

Amino acquires Entone for €67.2m

Amino Technologies, the provider of digital entertainment solutions for IPTV, Internet TV and in-home multimedia distribution, has conditionally agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of broadcast hybrid TV…

Wyplay, STMicro power Canal+ hybrid STB

Wyplay, creator of software solutions for pay-TV operators, and global semiconductor specialist STMicroelectronics have disclosed their contributions to the development of Canal+ Group’s new Cube S set-top-box. The hybrid OTT…

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