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Spain: Vodafone to launch TiVo 4K STB

Vodafone Spain is finalising the launch of a new STB that will include the smart service TiVo within the 4K-equipped device. The new box will allow subscribers access to the…

US Congressmen express STB piracy concerns

US Congressmen express STB piracy concerns

The Chairman and ranking member of the US Congress House Judiciary Committee have written to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler voicing their concerns that under the FCC’s proposed rule to boost…

Rovi to acquire TiVo in $1.1bn deal

Rovi to acquire TiVo in $1.1bn deal

Some five weeks after reports first emerged that entertainment discovery specialist Rovi was planning to acquire advanced television technology specialist TiVo the pair have confirmed a cash and stock deal…

4K STB market worth $3.65bn by 2024

The global 4K Set Top Box (STB) market size is expected to reach $3.65 billion (€3.2bn) by 2024, according to a report by Grand View Research. Increasing demand for 4K…

ARRIS: ‘More STBs in the future’

Charles Cheevers, CTO of ARRIS’s CPE unit, has suggested that future network constraints and content consumption requirements may see an increase in the number of set-top boxes in a household,…

TiVo Roamio OTA 1TB

TiVo has announced that, from May 2nd, the all-new TiVo Roamio OTA will feature a hefty 1TB hard drive, and carries no requirement for an on-going monthly subscription fee. “The…

Advocacy group: ‘STB proposal’s faulty economics’

Amid growing opposition from a range of public and industry advocacy and trade bodies, the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) proposal to free up the set-top box market is an example…

Omantel selects ARRIS STBs

Omantel, the sultanate’s leading telco provider, has selected ARRIS VIP2262v2 DVR set-tops from ARRIS International to deliver DVR capabilities and on-demand HD content for its new Omantel TV+ service. Omantel…

Survey highlights STB privacy fears

The proposal by the Federal Communications Commission to open up the set-top box market to tech giants such as Google has Americans concerned about the potential intrusion on their privacy…

Citizens’ group opposes FCC open STB policy

Tom Schatz, President of Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) – a nonpartisan, non-profit organisation dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, mismanagement and abuse in government – has submitted public comments to…