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Emmys for TiVo

TiVo has announced that the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has awarded both TiVo and subsidiary Digitalsmiths an Emmy Award for their role in shaping the next generation of home entertainment. TiVo was recognised for Television Enhancement Devices and Digitalsmiths for Personalised Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery for Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs). The 2014 honours mark […]

4K forecasts ‘too optimistic’

Bright forecasts for consumer use of 4K or Ultra-HD video are overly optimistic, according to a report from TDG. While 4K will ultimately reach the mainstream, it will be a niche market for at least another five years, with widespread viewing of 4K content arriving in 2019 and growing quickly beyond. Joel Espelien, author of the report, notes

Playstation TV in Europe, US this autumn

Sony has confirmed autumn launch dates for its PlayStation TV device in the US, UK and Europe. Available in Japan since last year, the micro-console is the firm’s efforts to take on other streaming TV devices such as Apple TV and Roku. Unlike those, Sony’s offering will allow gamers access to PlayStation games. The console will allow users access to […]

SmartLabs joins RDK Community

SmartLabs has joined the Reference Design Kit (RDK) community alongside other global CPE vendors and operators. SmartLabs has licensed the RDK to further advance its hybrid and IP interactive TV solutions. The RDK will integrate with the SmartLabs advanced user interface, SmartTUBE UI, and the latest DVB IP hybrid set top boxes, SML-482 HEVC Hybrid and SML-582 HEVC Hybrid, to […]

PeerTV HEVC for OTT

PeerTV, the TV OTT technology solutions provider, has successfully trialled its next generation set top box using H265 HEVC or High Efficiency Video Coding to deliver TV over the internet. The new technology will mean content can be streamed via its set top box using 50 per cent of the bandwidth previously required for H264 technology. Significant enhancements to transmission […]

Multiplay brings ARRIS advanced STB to Brazil

Pay-TV provider Multiplay is the first to certify the ARRIS Group DCX525e and is now able to offer this advanced set-top to its subscribers in Brazil. The new DCX525e supports HD video, digital sound, on-demand and interactive services, and features a software-programmable capability to be converted to an IP set-top in the future. “Our subscribers want to enjoy a high-quality […]

Value-added features make STBs seem obsolete

Smart applications and more interaction with the TV, both with different devices and for better navigation without a cumbersome TV remote, are priorities for consumers’ next TV purchase in the UK and US. A  study from the Digital Home Observatory (DHO) at Strategy Analytics

STM STB platform for Brazil DSO

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor company and serving supplier of set-top box ICs globally, is supporting the digital switchover and the transition to richer TV services in Brazil with a complete ready-to-produce digital set-top box platform developed in close cooperation with Brazilian digital-TV software specialist EiTV and digital-communications chipmaker MaxLinear. The highly integrated platform is optimised for the Brazilian market, supporting […]

PSI turns focus to HD set-top boxes

PSI Holdings, Thailand’s largest satellite network provider, has revealed it will now aggressively focus on HD set-top boxes and collect subscription fees from customers to survive fierce competition in the broadcasting industry. It is now collaborating with pay TV operator CTH to supply more content and help with the subscription business. PSI chief executive Somporn Teerarochanapong said his company’s new […]

AirTies launches wireless ‘STB To Go’

AirTies Wireless Networks, a supplier of advanced wireless and OTT/IPTV technologies, has unveiled a new portable wireless set-top box, small enough to fit into a handbag.  Measuring just 10x10cm, the miniature STB attaches wirelessly to the IP gateway and can easily be moved from room to room.  It features RF remote control and home automation capabilities to enable remote programming. […]

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