Category archives for: STB

HBO GO online video STB-enabled


Cloud-based software platform specialist ActiveVideo is enabling services that for the first time seamlessly integrate premium online content with linear and on-demand channels on existing pay-TV set-top boxes at scale. By virtualising STB functionality (vSTB) in the cloud, pay-TV and online video providers can partner to deliver both the full content libraries and the rich HTML5 user interfaces of premium […]

Vidmind, Hisense, V2 hybrid Android STB

Vidmind, which enables new virtual TV operators to launch a full blown OTT Pay-TV service, is officially unveiling Vidmind V2, the new version of its Hybrid Android STB for virtual operators at the IBC conference. The STB was designed by Vidmind and was manufactured by Hisense, the number one TV and STB brand in China. The product will be deployed […]

SmarDTV extends Conax licence

SmarDTV has announced that it will introduce a new range of innovative CI+ modules, and has extended its licence and cooperation agreement with Conax to include set-top boxes. SmarDTV will introduce a CI+ 1.3 module that is compliant with the latest generation of the Conax Contego and Conax Conformity testing, ensuring high quality protection for all Conax customers while enabling […]

Deutsche Glasfaser selects ABOX42 SmartSTB for fibrenets

ABOX42 GmbH, a leading supplier of OTT, IPTV and Hybrid SmartSTB platforms, today announced that Deutsche Glasfaser GmbH, the leading German fiber-to-the-home (FttH) network provider, selected the ABOX42 M-Series SmartSTB platform including the ABOX42 advanced DVB feature set for its ‘DGTV’ service. The DGTV service will include around 100 SD channels, 50 HD and 100 radio channels. The service will […]

Vodafone Germany, Cisco 4K STB

Cisco is collaborating with Vodafone Germany to develop Germany’s first 4K capable set-top box, which is being demonstrated at the IFA 2014 show in Berlin. The Ultra-HD next-generation offering will be available to subscribers within the first half of 2015 and will be the basis for all TV receivers available from Vodafone in the future. The Cisco Videoscape MediaHighway set-top […]

Amazon Fire TV in UK, Germany


Amazon’s streaming box, Fire TV, will launch in the UK on October 23rd and in Germany on September 25th. The device, which allows users to access on-demand TV, apps and smartphone content as well as games, debuted in the US in April. The Fire TV box be pre-ordered in the UK for £79 (€100) – with Amazon Prime members able […]

SmartLabs new HEVC STBs

SmartLabs has introduced four completely new STB models. The new SML-482 HEVC STB is at the top of the list. This is a powerful device in an elegant and compact case. Leveraging a new high-performance chipset, this device supports the latest graphics and HEVC format. Using SML-482 HEVC as the foundation of their service will allow operators to offer a […]

ABOX42 introduces new M-Series DVB Hybrid SmartSTBs product line at IBC 2014

ABOX42, a provider of IPTV & OTT SmartSTBs and services, will announce at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam its new line of 3rd generation Hybrid DVB receivers which combine DVB reception with full IPTV as well as OTT capabilities. The new M-Series Hybrid SmartSTBs will be launched with three models: M15-S2 with DVB-S2 support for Satellite TV reception; M15-T2 for reception […]

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 […]

AirTies and Norigin partner for mobile to TV

AirTies Wireless Networks has partnered with Norigin Media, a TV Everywhere Company to launch a new multi-media casting STB which is used to cast TV and Video streams from mobile devices onto larger screens at home. The casting STB been developed to enable not only TV and video content to be seamlessly shared between mobile devices and TVs but also […]

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