Category archives for: PVR

More UK homes use PVR than VoD

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Decipher, the digital media consultancy, has released findings from Wave 5 of its Mediabug research. It shows that VoD viewing is moving from devices to the TV screen; both PCs and tablets lost share of online VoD viewing (5 per cent and 2 per cent respectively), whilst Apple TV (+1 per cent), NOW TV (+1 per cent), Chromecast (+1 per […]

Fire TV Amazon’s “most successful device launch”

Amazon has announced that Fire TV Stichas strated shipping. “Fire TV Stick has been our most successful device launch ever,” said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices. “We built a ton of these, but customer demand still outpaced our supply. We’re excited by the overwhelming customer response and the team is working hard to build more as quickly as […]

SFR launches FTTH TV offer with Numericable

French Telco SFR has launched a new FTTH TV offering services and TV from La Box Fibre by Numericable, just a few days before the closing of  the Altice/Numericable takeover. Priced from €29.99 up to €41.99, the “Box TV fibre de SFR” is available to the 8 million households with fibre access and newcomers to SFR. The new offer aims […]

NATPE, CEA continue viewing research project

NATPE||Content First and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) have for a second consecutive year jointly commissioned a consumer research study, this time to gather insight into the content discovery process and alternatives to live TV viewing. Findings from the two-phase study will be presented in two co-branded research reports at the 2015 International CES and NATPE||Miami in January 2015 with […]

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 […]

Pace receives Minerva certification

Pace has announced that its IPTV STBs including its Whole Home DVR system, have been certified by Minerva to meet the stringent requirements of their Minerva IPTV middleware platform. Minerva’s platform is one of the most widely deployed IPTV service management solutions in the industry. The open nature of the platform enables operators to choose from a broad selection of […]

MobiTV network DVR for Deutsche Telekom

MobiTV, a global player in enabling delivery of live and on-demand multi-screen TV services, is powering new cloud recording capabilities of Deutsche Telekom’s Entertain to go streaming service. Entertain to go delivers live and on-demand programming across screens in and out of the home. With the enhancement of cloud recording, customers can now also view personally-recorded programs on laptops, tablets […]

43% of Brits mostly watch time-shifted TV

Findings from UK quad-play operator Virgin Media have revealed technology is transforming the way the nation watches television. Data from over 2.3 million Virgin Media TiVo set-top boxes shows a fifth of all TV is now watched in a time-shifted format; either first recorded onto the hard drive of a set-top box or else watched on demand. This was not […]

Stellar growth for Video Infrastructure software

Q2 data contained in a report from Synergy Research Group shows that client software is the fastest growing software category within the video infrastructure software market, followed by headend software. They have grown by 10 per cent-20 per cent in the past year while the third major category, content security, has actually declined. In total the video infrastructure software market […]

Comcast debuts cloud DVR

Comcast subscribers in the San Francisco Bay Area can now stream their DVR recordings to their iOS or Android devices, no matter where they are. The feature requires the company’s newer X1 set-top boxes, however the service is powered by Comcast’s cloud DVR, which could make set-top boxes obsolete altogether. X1 users can also watch any of their live TV […]

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