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Humax launches new-look Freeview+ HD box

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Humax, the digital set-top box provider, has launched its latest Freeview+ HD box, offering a cheaper option for subscription-free access to all Freeview TV and radio channels, advanced recording features and HD channels. The Humax HDR-1800T, priced at £149.99, is available to buy from retailers including John Lewis, Tesco, Currys PC World, Argos, Euronics and a range of independents. The […]

DISH Wireless Joey eliminates wired clutter

US digital satellite platform DISH has introduced the Wireless Joey system, aimed at providing consumers the ability to watch TV virtually anywhere in and around the home without the need for wiring. The small client connects wirelessly to the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR using a dedicated 802.11ac access point. “Wireless Joey expands installation options where coaxial or Ethernet wiring is […]

Roku’s Wood: ‘All TV to be streamed’

Roku CEO Anthony Wood has suggested that in the future, all TV is going to be streamed, and shrugged off competition from Apple, Amazon and Google. Wood shared his views on the convergence of Internet video and television in an interview with The Associated Press. As to where TV is headed, Wood suggested that it was “pretty clear” that all […]

Over half Sky subs connected

More than half of Sky’s subscribers have now connected their Sky+HD box to broadband, giving them access to the full range of on-demand services. Sky said the total number of connected Sky+HD boxes has

TiVo gains momentum in Spain

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TiVo service is growing in Spain with 407,000 subscribers through ONO, the country’s largest cable company, representing more than half of its total subscribers. TiVo has become the main driving force behind the growth of the ONO’s pay-TV service. With more than 120 channels (43 on HD), a 500 Gbytes hard disk and a videoclub service with more than 2,800 […]

New BT multi-room

BT is launching a multi-room YouView service. An additional box will include the same channel subscriptions and additional packages as the main device in the house. However, Sky Movies will not be available on the Extra Box. Customers will be required to take out a 12-month Extra Box subscription for £5 (€6) per month and buy an additional YouView+ DVR […]

Tivo’s Rogers: Operator enthusiasm for Tivo/Netflix combo

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Tom Rogers, President and CEO of TiVo, has suggested that after an initial wariness and perception of Internet entertainment streaming service Netflix as a competitive threat, operators who have deployed TiVo set-top boxes to their subscribers now view Netflix with greater enthusiasm, and a realisation that bringing together the worlds of cable and streaming via TiVo would be appealing to […]

TV Everywhere users watch more TV overall

The findings of TV Here, There, (Not Quite) Everywhere, a new study commissioned by Viacom exploring consumers’ experiences around TV Everywhere (TVE) apps and sites, reveal an increase in overall TV viewing among TV Everywhere users, as well as greater customer loyalty towards pay TV providers that offer TV Everywhere services. For the purposes of the study, the TV Everywhere […]

TiVo subs top 4.5m

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Total TiVo subscriptions have surpassed 4.5 million, reaching the highest level in the advanced television company’s history. The news came as TiVo reported its Q1 2014 results, which saw Service and Technology revenues of $86.0 million in the first quarter, an increase of 39 per cent year over-year. Adjusted EBITDA was $26.9 million, exceeding guidance. Tom Rogers, President and CEO […]

Deloitte: Impatience leads to binge viewing

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Research from consultancy firm Deloitte carried out by an independent research firm IPSOS Mori shows the UK is a nation of TV bingers. Nearly one-quarter

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