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DVR viewers do watch ads

Advertisers have had their first look at new TV ratings that track how many people stay tuned to commercials. Commercial ratings – i.e. how many actually watched the commercial rather…

Top UP warn on VCR ignorance

Top UP TV, provider of TV content on Freeview, has advised that awareness of digital switchover is widespread. However, despite this, according to Digital UK 35 per cent of the…

STB manufacturers look to advanced features

As revenue from standard STB (Set-top Box) sales declines along with demand in the period 2008 to 2012, STB vendors will initially rely on firmer markets for DBS (Digital Broadcast…

Comcast roles out TiVo

Comcast and TiVo have started rolling out TiVo-enabled Comcast digital video recorders. The companies said in a joint statement that the service will be rolled out to customers over the…

Spain: 6 million DTT boxes

From David del Valle in Madrid According to Pro DTT Association, Impulsa TDT, in September more than 330,000 DTT devices were sold in the country reaching up to a total…

Sky+ viewers ‘watch less TV’

Research by Attentional into the viewing habits of Sky+ subscribers suggests owners of digital TV recorders watch less television. Attentional says people-meters used by viewing measurement panels show they actually…

Hybrid STBs 25% of market by 2012

The hybrid set-top box market is forecast by IMS Research to account for over 25 per cent of worldwide STB unit shipments in 2012, translating into nearly $2.9 billion in…

2008 debut for PS3 Home

Sony is delaying the launch of the Home online world service for its PlayStation 3 console. Originally slated for an autumn launch, Home is a virtual world in which owners…

Digital Plus launches iPlus STB

From David Del Valle in Madrid Sogecable-owned digital DTH platform Digital Plus is launching iPlus set-top-box next week, a new generation device equipped with a 160GB hard disk that allows…

ADB to supply yes HD STBs

Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) has been selected by ‘yes’ to supply its ADB-7820S set-top boxes (STBs) for the digital satellite operator's launch of high definition (HD) services in Israel. This…