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Virgin Media ups intelligence of TV box

Virgin Media ups intelligence of TV box

UK cable MSO Virgin Media has started a major new platform update for its TV customers. The update, which will see all Virgin Media TiVo boxes updated automatically over the…

Consumers saved $646m from energy efficient STBs in 2015

Consumers saved approximately $646 million (€578m) in energy costs in 2015 as a result of the voluntary set-top box energy conservation agreement among pay-TV providers, consumer technology manufacturers and energy…

EchoStar dumps ‘SAGE’ home security product

EchoStar’s CEO Mike Dugan, speaking at the company’s Q2 earnings call, said EchoStar’s speciality products division, ETC, was discontinuing its SAGE home automation and security products. “Although the product had…

Binge viewing now routine

According to just-released GfK MRI research, binge viewing is more than mainstream; it is prevalent, with almost 6 in 10 (57 per cent) TV viewers saying they have regularly watched…

Sky unveils new Sky+ homepage

Connected service Sky+ has introduced its new homepage design introduced to help customers discover even more TV to watch. The latest update adds editorial Top Picks to the Sky+ Homepage.…

Humax updates FVP-4000T Freeview Play HD PVR

Humax, a provider of digital set-top boxes, has introduced a number of enhancements to the user experience of its FVP-4000T Freeview Play HD PVRs through a new IP update. Humax…

Rovi, TiVo deal approved

Rovi, TiVo deal approved

US antitrust authorities, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have all granted approval for the Rovi $1.1 billion (€0.9bn) acquisition of TiVo to go ahead. Shareholders in…

DMA market growth fuelled by OTT uptake

Futuresource Consulting has published its latest worldwide digital media adaptor (DMA) report to provide an insight into the media streaming device market. 2015 saw shipments of 42 million DMAs, growing…

US SVoD and DVR penetration on a par

According to findings presented in Nielsen’s first-quarter 2016 Total Audience Report, SVoD services have reached a milestone. For the first time, the US penetration of these services has caught up…

Cloud DVR market will grow 30% a year

According to a research study released by Technavio, the global cloud direct video recorder (DVR) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 30 per cent until…

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