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Fire TV Amazon’s “most successful device launch”

Amazon has announced that Fire TV Stichas strated shipping. “Fire TV Stick has been our most successful device launch ever,” said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices. “We built a ton of these, but customer demand still outpaced our supply. We’re excited by the overwhelming customer response and the team is working hard to build more as quickly as […]

SFR launches FTTH TV offer with Numericable

French Telco SFR has launched a new FTTH TV offering services and TV from La Box Fibre by Numericable, just a few days before the closing of  the Altice/Numericable takeover. Priced from €29.99 up to €41.99, the “Box TV fibre de SFR” is available to the 8 million households with fibre access and newcomers to SFR. The new offer aims […]

NATPE, CEA continue viewing research project

NATPE||Content First and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) have for a second consecutive year jointly commissioned a consumer research study, this time to gather insight into the content discovery process and alternatives to live TV viewing. Findings from the two-phase study will be presented in two co-branded research reports at the 2015 International CES and NATPE||Miami in January 2015 with […]

UPC Hungary: 80% YouTube STB take-up

The percentage of available subscribers accessing YouTube via existing STBs in UPC Hungary has risen substantially to 80 per cent, according to Arpad Jordan, CTO, UPC Central and Eastern Europe. Addressing delegates at the OTTtv World Summit in London, Jordan admitted that from previous experience, UPC expected something around 30 per cent to 40 per cent of take-up rate. “What […]

Pace “continues good progress”

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UK STB maker Pace has reported that it expects full-year operating margins to be greater than nine per cent, up from its previous forecast. The company which supplies STBs for such as Sky Deutschland and AT&T now expects 2014 revenue to be between $2.6 billion (€2.1m) and $2.65 billion. The company posted revenue of $2.47 billion last year. Mike Pulli, […]

Interview – ABOX42 comments on a core issue: Will STBs match the upcoming and future Challenges, Network Operators of Converging Cable Networks and new IP Services are facing?

Will STBs match the upcoming and future Challenges, Network Operators of Converging Cable Networks and new IP Services are facing? IPTV is moving from a pure linear product to a complete TV experience with Live TV, OnDemand services and 3rd party content. This new world of connecting the TV to the Internet means both, opportunities and challenges for operators, developers […]

India’s STB makers call for help

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India’s set-top box manufacturers are complaining that despite all the talk of government action to help support their sector, and in particular supply converter boxes for the huge Phase III and Phase IV of the nation’s adoption of all-digital broadcasting, little has happened. India’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting says it has invited STB manufacturers to a meeting “to discuss […]

Oregan joins RDK community

Oregan Networks, a specialist in pay-TV systems, has become a member of the RDK (Reference Design Kit), a pre-integrated software bundle that provides a common framework for powering customer-premises equipment from TV service providers, and announced a strategic intent to align its engineering expertise and services with RDK’s initiatives. The RDK is supported by more than 180 licensees including CE […]

UHD/HEVC STB shipments set to explode

Worldwide Ultra-HD capable set-top box shipments will reach 48 million by 2020, while the market for HEVC set-top boxes – the next-generation of video compression technology – will rise even further to 88 million units, according to findings from ABI Research’s Set-top Box and Home Networks Market Research. In 2014, the market will deploy

DEG, CEA collaborate for home entertainment promotion

US trade groups the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group are teaming up to promote the latest Blu-ray Disc releases and emerging home entertainment technologies to consumers. The two organisations are collaborating to develop ‘The DEN (Digital Entertainment News) Presents Ben Lyons’, a year-long series of satellite media tours highlighting the most recent movie and television […]

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