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STB market booming

Worldwide digital STB unit shipments reached 143 million in 2007, up sharply from 121 million in 2006. Worldwide digital STB product revenues hit $14 billion in 2007, an increase of…

US consumer electronics industry: $173bn in 2008

“The CE industry is a backbone of economic activity in this country,” said CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro. “In a tough economy, consumers turn to CE products for many…

Electronic giants develop WHDI

A key ingredient of WHDI technology is a revolutionary video-modem that operates in the 5GHz unlicensed band to enable robust wireless delivery of uncompressed HD video (including 1080p). The objective…

Pace for Foxtel

Pace has been selected as the launch partner for Foxtel's high definition (HD) service in Australia. It will be supplying cable and satellite HD PVRs At launch, the Foxtel HD+…

Pay-TV STBs on target for 40% growth

Global shipments of Pay-TV set top boxes (STBs) are on track to grow by nearly 40 per cent by 2012 according to a new Industry “Pay-TV operators around the world…

Sky Italia on Pace

Sky Italia has chosen Pace as its launch partner for high definition personal video recorders (HD PVRs) for the launch of its HD PVR service. The Pace HD PVR (model…

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 roadmap that may require the…

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…