Category archives for: STB

ZTE launches 4K smart STBs

ZTE Corporation, an international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has announced the global launch of its smart 4-core OTT set-top box 760H. The B760H STB is configured with a 4-core processor, and runs on Android 4.4. It supports the “IPTV+OTT” function and service, which can provide multiple functions and applications such as multi-screen […]

DTV Research integrates Exset’s DMS

Exset, a provider of TV ecosystems for enhanced digital TV services, has announced that its DMS 2.0 value-add service solution is now fully integrated with DTV Research’s set-top technology, making DMS 2.0 available to already-deployed boxes. Digital TV Research has millions of set-tops already rolled out in emerging markets with DMS 2.0 able to be downloaded over-the-air or installed from […]

Aston condemns Canal+ ‘lies’

Digital pay-TV technology specialist Aston has issued a hard-hitting condemnation of pay-TV operator Canal+’s behaviour, accusing it of “lies, misleading statements and deceptions” in relation to its response to a court decision ordering the reversal of the termination of the Canal Ready label contract linking the two companies. According to Aston, Canal+ recently sent some of its subscribers a letter […]

Cisco’s Chambers: ‘No lover of STBs’

John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems, speaks during a news conference at at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas

John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems, has suggested that over time, the company will be an “aggressive” buyer of software companies, particularly in areas such as cloud services and security, but has ruled out selling its set-top box business. In August 2013, Chambers suggested that the company’s set-top box business had adversely affected its profitability and that transitioning […]

Spain: 3 arrested for STB piracy

The Spanish police has broken up a band of pay-TV pirates and arrested three people on charges of breaking the intellectual property by selling illegal set-top-boxes to watch pay-TV in the country. The pirates were selling the STBs online for €150 and delivering them throughout the country. The devices had been manipulated and included illegal software that allowed access to […]

Netflix available through TELUS STBs

Online movie and TV subscription service Netflix has secured a further operator carriage deal with the news that Canadian telco TELUS’s Optik TV customers will be able to access the service, directly from their Optik TV set-top box, removing the inconvenience of having to switch hardware and source inputs or fumble with additional remotes. Access to Netflix will be made […]

Verimatrix secures Movistar TV multi-screen


Spanish telco Telefónica has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for IPTV from the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services to provide enhanced revenue security for its Movistar TV, part of the Fusión service which features the most complete and varied telecommunications services and television content offering in Spain. VCAS for IPTV […]

Sky: Next generation ‘Now TV’


Sky is planning a “next generation” Now TV box later this year, and is will also launch a similar service for Italy. Sky group CEO Jeremy Darroch said Sky will “really get behind” its OTT offerings “transforming.. some of the learnings from the UK into Italy and Germany.” Sky  launched a Roku streaming box for  Sky Online and Snap in […]

Skyworks enabling next-gen OTT STBs

Skyworks Solutions, an innovator of high performance analogue semiconductors connecting people, places and things, is ramping front-end modules, wireless connectivity switches, power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, and power management solutions for streaming media and smart TV applications supporting OEMs such as Roku, Google, Amazon and Samsung. OTT content provided through STBs is one of the fastest growing media segments as […]

ChitramTV deploys Comigo STB solution

Comigo has announced that ChitramTV, a German service provider that offers Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam language content to viewers in Germany and the UK, has chosen an Android-based STB solution from Comigo to offer advanced personalisation, as well as interactive and social capabilities, to the TV screen. Comigo’s STB solution enables ChitramTV customers to stream a wide variety of […]

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