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DirecTV: 1m+ remote recordings scheduled

DirecTV customers nationwide are embracing a new way to remotely record their favourite shows to their DVRs with the DirecTV DVR Scheduler, which has reached a milestone with more than…

Operators take more STB risks

Faced with stiff competition in the cable market and from telcos vying for TV viewers, traditionally risk-averse cable operators are becoming increasingly ‘bipolar’, supporting a Meanwhile, STB vendors are offering…

Pace makes progress

Set-top box manufacturer Pace has maintained progress across all of its global markets in the first half of 2008. Due to a beneficial US Dollar/Euro exchange rate, the Pace France…

TV set-top makers to challenge EC ruling

STB makers and pay-TV platforms are considering legal action against the European Commission after a tax ruling left many of them facing millions of pounds in unexpected costs. Basic set-top…

TiVo critic pick

Soon a subset of TiVo users will be able to automatically record a critic's picks of The Chicago Tribune. TiVo announced a partnership with The Tribune that will deliver the…

57% of UK viewers time-shift TV content

Redback Networks, an Ericsson company that makes video-centric routers, has released results of a nationwide survey in the UK, measuring the popularity of on-demand TV and Internet video. In a…

New Sky Player

Sky has overhauled its online VOD service by adding streaming capabilities and rebranding it “Sky Player”. Sky said: “The online service will take on the Sky Player brand in recognition…

Cable STB market sees record growth

In 2007, the cable set top box (STB) market experienced record-setting growth, as both worldwide unit shipments and revenues reached new highs, reports In-Stat. Strong demand for basic digital cable…

Broadcom and Coship STB collaboration

Broadcom has revealed the first high definition, personal video recording, set-top box, system-on-a-chip solution for China. The result of the collaboration between Broadcom and Coship, the first commercial high definition…

SRS Labs STB business unit

SRS Labs, provider of surround sound, audio and voice technologies, have formed a new business unit that will specifically focus on providing and developing solutions for STB (Set-Top-Box) applications on…