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Doubts over TiVo’s core profitability

At first blush it would seem that everything in TiVo’s DVR garden is rosy and healthy. After all, the company has just declared record revenue numbers and is sitting on a massive cash ‘war-chest’ of some $740 million, and helped by a series of highly successful patent litigations that have brought in a thumping $1.6 billion in settlements, and a […]

South Africa to miss DSO deadline

Although South Africa’s Communications Minister Faith Muthambi had earlier intimated that the nation would switch off its analogue broadcasting system in June, the Department of Communications has issued a New Broadcasting Digital Migration policy which suggests this is not the case. The Department says it welcomes the Cabinet decision regarding the approval of the Broadcasting Digital Migration Amendment Policy with […]

TiVo explains Aereo asset buy

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TiVo’s CEO Tom Rogers said that viewing consumers are facing “chaotic changes” in the variety and amount of programming available to them. “Infinite amounts of new and compelling content coming from all directions, traditional linear TV, live sports and other events, recorded programming, video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand, TV Everywhere and web streaming services. In this new world order of content, what’s […]

Humax claims Freeview Play first

Digital set-top box specialist Humax says it will be the first manufacturer to launch set-top boxes to deliver the new Freeview Play connected TV service later this year. Freeview Play, which will be free from subscription and compatible with existing broadband services, combines catch-up TV, on-demand services and live television. The new Humax Freeview Play boxes will support HD content […]

Vodafone upgrades ONO’s TiVo

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TiVo and Vodafone Spain announced that ONO’s Intelligent TV service will be expanded in Spain and TiVo’s platform will be upgraded to take advantage of TiVo’s latest generation of capabilities. A refreshed user experience will be offered to current TiVo customers, and ONO set-top boxes powered by TiVo will also be marketed in Vodafone Spain retail stores. TiVo and ONO […]

ZTE launches 4K smart STBs

ZTE Corporation, an international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has announced the global launch of its smart 4-core OTT set-top box 760H. The B760H STB is configured with a 4-core processor, and runs on Android 4.4. It supports the “IPTV+OTT” function and service, which can provide multiple functions and applications such as multi-screen […]

Frontier, TiVo team for OTA and OTT

US triple-play operator Frontier Communications – which focuses on rural areas and small and medium-sized towns and cities – is to market and deploy co-branded versions of advanced television specialist TiVo’s suite of whole-home products and services, including an industry-first deployment of the TiVo Roamio DVR with over-the-air (OTA) support as part of its video offering for residential and business […]

DTV Research integrates Exset’s DMS

Exset, a provider of TV ecosystems for enhanced digital TV services, has announced that its DMS 2.0 value-add service solution is now fully integrated with DTV Research’s set-top technology, making DMS 2.0 available to already-deployed boxes. Digital TV Research has millions of set-tops already rolled out in emerging markets with DMS 2.0 able to be downloaded over-the-air or installed from […]

Aston condemns Canal+ ‘lies’

Digital pay-TV technology specialist Aston has issued a hard-hitting condemnation of pay-TV operator Canal+’s behaviour, accusing it of “lies, misleading statements and deceptions” in relation to its response to a court decision ordering the reversal of the termination of the Canal Ready label contract linking the two companies. According to Aston, Canal+ recently sent some of its subscribers a letter […]

Cisco’s Chambers: ‘No lover of STBs’

John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems, speaks during a news conference at at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas

John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems, has suggested that over time, the company will be an “aggressive” buyer of software companies, particularly in areas such as cloud services and security, but has ruled out selling its set-top box business. In August 2013, Chambers suggested that the company’s set-top box business had adversely affected its profitability and that transitioning […]

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