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8m STBs in Germany

According to figures released by the consumer electronics association Zentralverbandes Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie (ZVEI), there are currently approximately 18 million digital set-top boxes in German homes. There are estimated to…

Oz TV pressures PVR makers

Australian free-to-air television network have reached an impasse on ad-skipping personal video recorders as they prepare to release a free electronic programme guide for the first time. Despite releasing the…

Pace selects PartnerTech

Pace Micro Technology, independent developer of digital TV technologies for the global pay TV industry, has selected PartnerTech, one of Europe's leading contract manufacturing companies, to provide a fast-turnaround new…

57% of DTR owners regularly time-shift their viewing

Top Up TV has revealed the results of a customer survey that revealed 57 per cent of its customers regularly use their Digital Television Recorder (DTR) to time-shift more than…

NDS launches Metro HD DVR

NDS has introduced its HD DVR, an Amino AmiNET530 set-top box powered by Metro middleware, for the IPTV market. NDS Metro is an integrated IPTV middleware and conditional access solution…

Pace Micro on track

Mike McTighe, Chairman of Pace Micro Technology said “I am pleased to say that Pace is on track to meet the Board's recently revised expectations for the shortened 2007 financial…

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…

TV watching remains at record levels

The Nielsen Company has reported that television watching in the US during the 2006-2007 television year (18 September 2006 to 23 September 2007) remained at the record levels set the…

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…