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Obama ‘open STB’ stance criticised

Following Present Obama’s call for the FCC to open up set-top cable boxes to competition, two influential lobbying bodies have unsurprisingly queried the White House’s intervention. According to Digital Citizens…

Obama weighs in for open cable set tops

The Obama administration has weighed into the debate over allowing consumers to switch cable television boxes for less expensive devices, urging the FCC to set an example for other parts…

India’s DishTV and ALi joint venture

India’s DishTV and ALi joint venture

India’s DishTV is linking in a joint-venture with set-top box and chip-set manufacturer ALi in order to “enhance” DTH operations over the country. The “strategic partnership” is based on ALi…

UHD Euro 2016 on Swisscom



UHD Euro 2016 on Swisscom



Swisscom is launching an Ultra HD compatible TV box for Swisscom TV2.0.customers. The new TV box will enable viewers to watch Euro 2016 matches in Ultra-HD quality on SRF zwei…

DISH’s Hopper 3 supports Netflix in UHD 4K

DISH’s Hopper 3 supports Netflix in UHD 4K

Customers of US pay-TV operator DISH can now stream the Netflix catalogue of Ultra HD TV shows and movies from a Hopper 3 DVR. These Netflix titles join DISH’s inventory…

Spain: 7 arrested for pirating STBs

Spain: 7 arrested for pirating STBs

Seven people have been arrested in several Spanish cities (Madrid, Terrasa, Toledo, Córdoba and Cuevas Bajas in Málaga) for manipulating STBs to give illegal access to pay-TV services. The pirates…

Nielsen long-term deal for DISH STB data

Nielsen and DISH Network have announced a multi-year agreement to enrich Nielsen’s national and local TV ratings service by integrating DISH’s aggregated set-top-box data. Consistent with Nielsen’s Total Audience strategy,…

Rovi patent suit against Comcast

Rovi patent suit against Comcast

Rovi Corporation has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Comcast in Texas. “Today, Rovi filed legal action against Comcast,” said Tom Carson, president and CEO, Rovi. “For over a decade,…

Nigeria’s 50,000 STBs to kick-start DSO

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has taken delivery of its first batch of 50,000 set-top boxes which it will use to kick-start its analogue to digital conversion process. The boxes…

Rovi buying TiVo?

Rovi buying TiVo?

Two major players in digital media could be combining, according to a report in the NYT. Rovi is, apparently, bidding for TiVo with a mix of cash and stock that…