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Dish launches Evolve for hotels

Dish say it is transforming the hotel industry’s ability to provide guests with premium in-room television entertainment. At HITEC Toronto, the company unveiled Evolve, a 4K-capable Android TV set-back box…

Multi-room music on DISH’s Hopper DVR

DISH has launched DISH Music, a mobile app powered by DTS Play-Fi technology that gives customers in the US the ability to sync music throughout their home using one central…

Alexa voice control for YouView

YouView has revealed plans to enable a voice controlled TV experience for YouView viewers using Amazon Alexa. YouView devices will support Alexa voice control through Amazon’s Echo and Echo Dot…

Nigeria buys 650,000 STBs

Nigeria buys 650,000 STBs

Nigeria says it needs 30 million set-top boxes in order to cover the country with Digital Terrestrial TV. The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission says it has made a start by buying…

CEEVA aims to make Canadian STBs more energy efficient

Last week, signatories met face-to-face for the inaugural meeting of the Steering Committee of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement for Set-Top Boxes (CEEVA) in Toronto. Representatives from each of the…

Over half of Dutch viewers are binge-watchers

Over half of Dutch viewers are binge-watchers

Over half (57 per cent) of TV viewers in The Netherlands binge watch, viewing multiple episodes of a TV show in rapid succession, according to a study from Telecompaper’s Consumer…

FACT welcomes Facebook streaming device ban

FACT welcomes Facebook streaming device ban

UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft) has welcomed the recent move by Facebook to update its Commerce Policy to ban the sale of illicit streaming devices…

PlayOn cloud-based streaming for Android

MediaMall Technologies has announced the launch of its PlayOn Cloud app for Android, which joins the iOS app that launched last year. PlayOn Cloud allows enables to record and download…

DISH hands-free TV on Hopper with Alexa

DISH customers in the US with a Hopper or Wally and an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap can now watch hands-free TV with Alexa. “Hopper and Alexa introduce…

Opera TV partners with ALi Corp

Opera TV partners with ALi Corp

Opera TV, a specialist in enabling OTT, and ALi Corporation, the STB chipset provider, have announced the integration of Opera TV’s solution into ALi Corp.’s System-on-a-Chip (SoC) STBs. This market-ready…