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Cryptography and Entropic licence agreement

Cryptography Research, the security division of Rambus, and Entropic, a specialist in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, signed a patent licence agreement allowing for the use of the Cryptography Research side-channel attack countermeasures in Entropic’s integrated circuits. The Cryptography Research patented technology will protect Entropic’s set-top box system-on-a-chip (SoC) products against differential power analysis (DPA) and related attacks. This […]

Humax launches new-look Freeview+ HD box


Humax, the digital set-top box provider, has launched its latest Freeview+ HD box, offering a cheaper option for subscription-free access to all Freeview TV and radio channels, advanced recording features and HD channels. The Humax HDR-1800T, priced at £149.99, is available to buy from retailers including John Lewis, Tesco, Currys PC World, Argos, Euronics and a range of independents. The […]

Comcast lets subs test drive STB features

US cable operator Comcast has added a new Labs section to its X1 cable boxes, allowing TV subscribers to test-drive new features before they’re officially integrated into the product. “Gmail has always had the Gmail Labs features,” said Piers Lingle, Comcast’s VP of product development and planning during an interview, adding that his company wanted to bring the same approach […]

Broadcom powers Videocon d2h HD DVR

Semiconductor solutions specialist Broadcom has confirmed that Videocon d2h, India’s fastest growing direct-to-home satellite service provider, has selected Broadcom’s highly integrated satellite set-top box system-on-a-chip device to power its latest HD universal serial bus DVR. Broadcom’s BCM7358 HD satellite STB SoC enables Videocon d2h to accelerate deployment of HD satellite STBs to subscribers throughout the region while reducing design complexity, […]

STB revenue best ever in 2013


Following a relatively flat three-year period, the global STB market managed to achieve the highest annual revenue total in its history in 2013, setting the stage for continued growth through 2015, according to IHS Technology. Worldwide digital STB shipment revenue last year totaled

Wyplay launches Bull Frog 2.0

Wyplay, creator of software solutions for pay-TV operators, has announced the immediate availability of version 2.0 of its set-top box middleware, codenamed “Bull Frog”. This new version notably provides fully-integrated support of DTH satellite broadcast pay TV services using the DVB standard on top of already-supported Cable and Terrestrial front-ends. With Bull Frog, including support for DVB, all Frog by […]

Xiaomi selects RealNetworks’ RMVB Codec

Beijing-based Xiaomihas selected the RealMedia Variable Bitrate (RMVB) codec from RealNetworks for Xiaomi Box Super, the company’s premier OTT set-top-box, as well as Xiaomi’s Smart TV line Mi TV. RMVB is a variable bitrate extension of the RealMedia multimedia digital container format and is one of the most popular codecs in China for real-time media streaming. Offering an excellent balance […]

Lionsgate, Alibaba collaborate for China OTT

Global entertainment company Lionsgate and Chinese commerce group Alibaba have joined forces to launch Lionsgate Entertainment World (LGEW), a subscription streaming service for mainland China that will be available exclusively through Alibaba’s latest generation of set-top box. The Lionsgate Entertainment World (LGEW) service will provide users of the Alibaba platform with instant access to such Hollywood blockbusters as the first […]

Humax launches sub £200 YouView STB

Humax has launched a new YouView box. The YouView Humax DTR-T2000 is priced at £199 and available across all major retailers and independents including John Lewis, Tesco, Argos, Currys PC World, plus Humax Direct. The compact box offers 70 live free-to-air digital TV and radio channels, including six in HD and up to 300 hours of standard definition recording (SD) […]

TIM Brasil STB with ContentWise discovery

ContentWise, a provider of all-in-one digital content discovery and recommendations solutions, has revealed that TIM Brasil has selected its platform to power personalised recommendations and video search for “Live TIM Blue Box”, an entertainment centre that integrates Netflix and YouTube for free to air TV channels. TIM Brasil reaches approximately 93 per cent of Brazil’s urban population and recently introduced […]

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