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Facebook video app for STBs

Facebook has unveiled a new app for set-top boxes that will allow users to stream videos on their TVs. This includes saved videos and videos shared by pages or friends…

Nigeria needs 30m set-top boxes

Nigeria needs 30m set-top boxes

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), which oversees the country’s transition from analogue to digital TV transmission, says that the nation will need some 30 million set-top boxes in order to…

Caavo unifies home entertainment

Caavo unifies home entertainment

Breaking cover at the Code Media event in California, new media company Caavo aims to unify home entertainment. By connecting pay-TV, streaming, and gaming, Caavo brings together all a user’s…

Vodafone 4K for Spain and Germany

Vodafone 4K for Spain and Germany

Vodafone Spain is set to launch a new set-top-box with TiVo and 4K technology integrated in the device, manufactured by French company Sagemcom. The device will allow the user to…

Dish India launches Project Liberty

Dish TV, India’s largest DTH operator, is linking with set-top box manufacturer Ali Corp to launch its Liberty project. The Liberty project is based on Ali Corp’s system-on-a-chip technology to…

Movistar offers free iPlus STB

Movistar offers free iPlus STB

Telefónica’s IPTV platform Movistar Plus is offering free iPlus set-top-boxes in an attempt to boost subscriptions to the pay-TV platform by satellite, which currently has 800,000 subscribers (versus 3.7 million…

‘Not guilty’ plea in Kodi box streaming case

‘Not guilty’ plea in Kodi box streaming case

Brian Thompson, a shopkeeper in the North East of England, has pleaded not guilty in a landmark case, challenging the legality of video-streaming set-top boxes that provide subscription content for…

Zinwell selects Opera TV

Opera TV and Zinwell have announced a partnership to bring OTT TV capabilities to service provider set-top-boxes in Asia-Pacific. The integration of the Opera TV SDK on Zinwell set-top-boxes will…

Judge throws out TiVo $196m claim

A federal judge last week denied TiVo’s Research & Analytics (TRA) subsidiary from making a potentially $196 million (€182.6m) claim against a rival. TiVo wanted to sue Kantar Media and…

Nielsen, AT&T STB viewing data deal

Global performance management company Nielsen has agreed a multi-year deal with multiplay telco AT&T to include anonymised set-top box data from connected homes subscribed to AT&T’s DirecTV and U-Verse services…