Category archives for: STB

Green STBs saving $100s of millions

Findings from a report looking at the energy efficiency of set-top boxes show that the voluntary STB energy conservation agreement between the pay-TV industry, consumer electronics manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates has saved American consumers approximately $168 million in energy bills. According to the Voluntary Agreement for Ongoing Improvement to the Energy Efficiency of Set-Top Boxes 2013 Annual Report, the […]

ARRIS gains, Cisco loses in STB market

Findings from ABI Research’s Set-Top Box and Home Networks Market Research indicate that the second quarter of 2014 showed about a 5 per cent growth in set-top box revenues from a key set of major OEMs. Most manufacturers saw

ABOX42 announces new OPX TV User Interface for its SmartSTB line

ABOX42, a provider of IPTV, OTT and DVB-Hybrid SmartSTB platforms and services, will launch at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam its new OPX TV latest user interface for all its current product lines like the market proven ABOX42 M-series IPTV & OTT Smart STB line including upcoming 3rd generation product lines. The new OPX TV client has a modern user interface […]

Sky Deutschland to drop Nagravision

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Sky Deutschland is about to start a switch-out of its older Nagravision-secured set-top boxes in order to make the pay-TV broadcaster an all Cisco system . Reports from Germany’s Digital Fernsehen, quoting Stefan Kunz, Sky Deutschland’s VP/business and distribution, say that viewers who are still using older boxes will be supplied with a newer Sky HD unit which uses Cisco […]

PeerTV confirms new development capital

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PeerTV, the TV OTT technology solutions provider, announced on July 30th that it has successfully agreed new equity facilities of £1.5 million (€1.88m) which will finance the continuing development and sales drive for its latest breed of Android powered quad core set top boxes, which now include market leading H265 High Efficiency Video Coding. The AIM listed company is already […]

4K forecasts ‘too optimistic’

Bright forecasts for consumer use of 4K or Ultra-HD video are overly optimistic, according to a report from TDG. While 4K will ultimately reach the mainstream, it will be a niche market for at least another five years, with widespread viewing of 4K content arriving in 2019 and growing quickly beyond. Joel Espelien, author of the report, notes

Playstation TV in Europe, US this autumn

Sony has confirmed autumn launch dates for its PlayStation TV device in the US, UK and Europe. Available in Japan since last year, the micro-console is the firm’s efforts to take on other streaming TV devices such as Apple TV and Roku. Unlike those, Sony’s offering will allow gamers access to PlayStation games. The console will allow users access to […]

SmartLabs joins RDK Community

SmartLabs has joined the Reference Design Kit (RDK) community alongside other global CPE vendors and operators. SmartLabs has licensed the RDK to further advance its hybrid and IP interactive TV solutions. The RDK will integrate with the SmartLabs advanced user interface, SmartTUBE UI, and the latest DVB IP hybrid set top boxes, SML-482 HEVC Hybrid and SML-582 HEVC Hybrid, to […]

PeerTV HEVC for OTT

PeerTV, the TV OTT technology solutions provider, has successfully trialled its next generation set top box using H265 HEVC or High Efficiency Video Coding to deliver TV over the internet. The new technology will mean content can be streamed via its set top box using 50 per cent of the bandwidth previously required for H264 technology. Significant enhancements to transmission […]

Multiplay brings ARRIS advanced STB to Brazil

Pay-TV provider Multiplay is the first to certify the ARRIS Group DCX525e and is now able to offer this advanced set-top to its subscribers in Brazil. The new DCX525e supports HD video, digital sound, on-demand and interactive services, and features a software-programmable capability to be converted to an IP set-top in the future. “Our subscribers want to enjoy a high-quality […]

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