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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 […]

KMTelecom deploys Amino HD STBs

KMTelecom, the Minnesota-based service provider, has completed the latest phase of its IPTV rollout deploying Amino set-top boxes across its FTTH network. Seen as a model for rural broadband deployments in the US, KMTelecom has invested over $6 million over the last seven years in bringing FTTH to communities in and around the communities of Kasson and Mantorville, close to […]

EE TV in the shops

EE, the UK MNO, has launched EE TV – which it dubs “‘the UK’s most advanced home TV service” – in EE stores nationwide. EE TV says it puts mobile at the heart of the TV experience, working seamlessly with TVs, tablets and smartphones around the home to deliver the best of live and recorded Freeview, On Demand and Catch […]

Android Bbox Miami to launch early 2015

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Initially announced for the end of 2014, Bouygues Telecom new Bbox Miami, powered by Android, has been rescheduled to launch in early 2015. French households already owning a Bbox will be able to request the Miami Box without any additional fee, Bouygues Telecom has said. Bouygues Telecom reports the new STB gives a richer TV experience and web content access. […]

ALi presents combo satellite and terrestrial solutions targeting African markets

ALi Corporation, a Set-Top Box (STB) chipset solution provider, has announced it will showcase a series of solutions specially tailored for African countries at AfricaCast 2014. Today, many African countries are racing against time to ready themselves for the migration from analogue to digital broadcasting as the 2015 deadline for the switch-off is imminent. According to Digital TV Research, digital […]

TiVo now on Cogeco Cable

Advanced television service TiVo has added to its roster of broadband cable operator clients, with the experience now available in Canada from Cogeco Cable. In Ontario markets where it operates, Cogeco Cable Canada will now offer Cogeco TiVo Service, the ultimate personalised home entertainment experience. “Cogeco TiVo Service will be a game-changer in the cable market in Canada” commented Louise […]

India’s DISH TV to build STBs

India’s largest DTH platform is to start building its own set-top boxes. The main benefit, apart from controlling its production and supply demands, seems to be to save import duties, as well as to boost profit margins on today’s imported devices. Jawahar Goel, MD at Dish TV, speaking at the broadcaster’s recent financial results event, said he hoped the taxation […]

CASBAA: Content strategies “Beyond the Box”

The second day of the annual CASBAA Convention, 2014, saw speakers across technology, advertising and content industries take a more in-depth look at how to adapt to a future ‘Beyond the Box’. As the broadcast industry moves into new forms of content delivery such as digital streaming and over-the-top services, the convention aimed to discuss these changes and how to […]

Roku powers Sky Deutschland Online TV Box

Roku and Sky Deutschland have entered into a strategic agreement using the Roku streaming platform for the development of the Sky Online TV Box. Sky Online (see story above) will be available in the coming months through the Sky Online TV Box, which will also have access to the online video library Snap. Sky Deutschland is the second international pay-TV […]

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