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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 […]

UPC Hungary: 80% YouTube STB take-up

The percentage of available subscribers accessing YouTube via existing STBs in UPC Hungary has risen substantially to 80 per cent, according to Arpad Jordan, CTO, UPC Central and Eastern Europe. Addressing delegates at the OTTtv World Summit in London, Jordan admitted that from previous experience, UPC expected something around 30 per cent to 40 per cent of take-up rate. “What […]

Pace “continues good progress”

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UK STB maker Pace has reported that it expects full-year operating margins to be greater than nine per cent, up from its previous forecast. The company which supplies STBs for such as Sky Deutschland and AT&T now expects 2014 revenue to be between $2.6 billion (€2.1m) and $2.65 billion. The company posted revenue of $2.47 billion last year. Mike Pulli, […]

Interview – ABOX42 comments on a core issue: Will STBs match the upcoming and future Challenges, Network Operators of Converging Cable Networks and new IP Services are facing?

Will STBs match the upcoming and future Challenges, Network Operators of Converging Cable Networks and new IP Services are facing? IPTV is moving from a pure linear product to a complete TV experience with Live TV, OnDemand services and 3rd party content. This new world of connecting the TV to the Internet means both, opportunities and challenges for operators, developers […]

India’s STB makers call for help

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India’s set-top box manufacturers are complaining that despite all the talk of government action to help support their sector, and in particular supply converter boxes for the huge Phase III and Phase IV of the nation’s adoption of all-digital broadcasting, little has happened. India’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting says it has invited STB manufacturers to a meeting “to discuss […]

Oregan joins RDK community

Oregan Networks, a specialist in pay-TV systems, has become a member of the RDK (Reference Design Kit), a pre-integrated software bundle that provides a common framework for powering customer-premises equipment from TV service providers, and announced a strategic intent to align its engineering expertise and services with RDK’s initiatives. The RDK is supported by more than 180 licensees including CE […]

KMTelecom deploys Amino HD STBs

KMTelecom, the Minnesota-based service provider, has completed the latest phase of its IPTV rollout deploying Amino set-top boxes across its FTTH network. Seen as a model for rural broadband deployments in the US, KMTelecom has invested over $6 million over the last seven years in bringing FTTH to communities in and around the communities of Kasson and Mantorville, close to […]

EE TV in the shops

EE, the UK MNO, has launched EE TV – which it dubs “‘the UK’s most advanced home TV service” – in EE stores nationwide. EE TV says it puts mobile at the heart of the TV experience, working seamlessly with TVs, tablets and smartphones around the home to deliver the best of live and recorded Freeview, On Demand and Catch […]

Android Bbox Miami to launch early 2015

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Initially announced for the end of 2014, Bouygues Telecom new Bbox Miami, powered by Android, has been rescheduled to launch in early 2015. French households already owning a Bbox will be able to request the Miami Box without any additional fee, Bouygues Telecom has said. Bouygues Telecom reports the new STB gives a richer TV experience and web content access. […]

ALi presents combo satellite and terrestrial solutions targeting African markets

ALi Corporation, a Set-Top Box (STB) chipset solution provider, has announced it will showcase a series of solutions specially tailored for African countries at AfricaCast 2014. Today, many African countries are racing against time to ready themselves for the migration from analogue to digital broadcasting as the 2015 deadline for the switch-off is imminent. According to Digital TV Research, digital […]

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