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Netflix plans US cable STB integrations


In addition to voicing its opposition to the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, Netflix has revealed that it plans to build on its successful integrations with European cable operators by launching its first US cable tie-ins. In its earnings letter to shareholders announcing its Q1 results, the company said it remained “very happy” with the customer embrace of its MVPD [...]

Live TV still trumps other modes

Findings from research led by Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange (Ipsos OTX) polling 15,551 adults in 20 countries suggests that most (86 per cent ) global respondents who watch TV indicate they usually watch TV programming ‘live, although other popular modes of watching are catching on such as

Australia embraces new screens


The latest Australian Multi-Screen Report, covering the fourth quarter of calendar 2013, shows robust viewing of broadcast television on in-home TVs. Australians are spending more time watching conventional television than they did a year ago and are also using Internet-connected devices to complement their viewing of TV and other video. An estimated 40 per cent of homes now have tablets [...]

Inview gives new life to legacy STBs

According to SNL Kagan there are about 900 million pay-TV households and 250 million DTT households worldwide yet STB shipments are only 230 million per year. Since set-top boxes are only replaced, on average, every seven years, a significant portion of annual set-top box shipments goes to new subscribers. Replacement rates do vary by operator, since some encourage replacements in [...]

TiVo tops 2.5m subs in Europe


Advanced television entertainment market specialist TiVo has surpassed 2.5 million subscribers across Europe as consumers in the UK, Spain and Sweden quickly embrace the TiVo experience offered by Virgin Media, ONO, and Com Hem, respectively. TiVo’s pay-TV operator partners continue to aggressively deploy its next-generation hybrid TV software solutions and advanced television services to meet customer demand, making TiVo Europe’s [...]

DISH Super Joey enables 8 simultaneous recordings


DISH has launched an add-on to its Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR platform in the US, increasing the tuner capacity of the Hopper experience. DISH’s Super Joey adds two network tuners to the Hopper’s three native tuners, allowing a household to record up to eight shows simultaneously. “We know TV viewers have searched for years for a solution to alleviate conflict [...]

Pace solutions for beIN Sports


Pace has been selected by beIN Sports, a pay-TV provider of the MENA region, as one of the suppliers of the network’s next generation Home Media Servers and HD STB products. Pace’s STBs will enable beIN Sports to reach millions of households across the region with their exclusive HD coverage of sporting competitions including the 2014 FIFA World Cup, UEFA [...]

Record cable subs boost TiVo


A record 313,000 cable MSO subscriptions added in the fourth quarter helped advanced television entertainment market specialist TiVo report its best-ever full-year Service and Technology revenues. Reporting financial results for the fourth quarter and Fiscal Year ended January 31, 2014, Tom Rogers, President and CEO of TiVo, said this was another solid quarter for TiVo and a very strong end [...]

Alticast for KT cloud PVR

Alticast, a specialist in interactive television, has announced that its Alticast Media Cloud Platform has enabled Korean Telecom’s (KT) SkyLife, South Korea’s leading satellite television broadcaster, to launch its “SkyLife on Demand” service, in what it claims is the world’s first large-scale deployment of a Cloud-based PVR service. “Our new Cloud-based SOD service is the most recent example of our [...]

US cable launches Opera store on TiVo

The Opera TV Store is set to bring hundreds of apps to all TiVo set-top boxes for US cable operator RCN. It is the first pay-TV cable operator to launch Opera Software’s app platform on its TiVo devices, and the first TiVo operator deployment following the partnership to bring the Opera TV Store to TiVo set-top boxes. The Opera TV [...]

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