Category archives for: STB

Entropic and other STBs hit by patent claim

DirecTV, Entropic, CyberTan and other set-top box suppliers have been named in a patent action by Canadian semiconductor company ViXS Systems and its US subsidiary, ViXS USA. ViXS is alleging that the technology companies are importing set-top boxes and other components that infringe four of its patents. The action seems to be a ‘tit for tat’ response to an action [...]

TWC launches RDK-based IP STB

Time Warner Cable has revealed the development of its first IP set-top box integrating the Reference Design Kit (RDK) platform. TWC is working with digital STB specialist Humax to create the IP-based set-top box that features its next generation cloud navigator. The cloud navigator consists of the company’s new HTML 5 cloud-based navigation guide and provides customers a better, more [...]

StarHub partners with Samsung, Nagra for STBs

StarHub has announced a strategic partnership with global technology giant Samsung Electronics digital media technology specialist Nagra for its line-up of next-generation set-top boxes in Singapore. The first of three to be rolled out – the Samsung HD Interactive set-top box will be available to all StarHub TV customers from April 15th. The two others will include an all-in-one box [...]

New Apple TV box?

Apple is working on a new set-top box besides its existing Apple TV, according to filing documents. A regulatory filing made by Comcast and Time Warner Cable to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) pitching their planned merger specifically mentions that Apple is exploring the “development of an Apple set-top box”. Apple has long been rumoured to update its Apple [...]

More Roku owners than Apple TV owners use OTT

Parks Associates has published consumer research showing more Roku owners than Apple TV owners use an OTT service. The firm’s Streaming CE and Content Purchasing Habits finds 86 per cent of Roku owners compared to 77 per cent of Apple TV owners use a subscription OTT service of any kind. Seventy-five per cent of Roku owners use Netflix, while 63 [...]

Technicolor reaches 300m CPEs milestone

Technicolor shipped its 300 millionth CPEs (Customer Premises Equipments), consisting primarily of digital STBs and broadband gateways, in 2013, with more than 60 million featuring carrier grade Wi-Fi. Technicolor shipped its first digital set top boxes to DirecTV in 1994. In 2013, Technicolor shipped 32.5 million CPEs to its diversified customer base around the world. After seven quarters of organic [...]

ABOX42 3rd generation IPTV STB

ABOX42, a provider of IPTV & OTT DVB Smart STBs and services, announces the availability of its new 3rd generation IPTV Smart STB Solution. The new software solution for the ABOX42 M-Series Smart STBs allows operators and system integrators to quickly built modern and advanced IPTV solutions. The 1st generation IPTV was mainly used in DVB STBs with native DVB [...]

Inview Technology and Pico Digital to showcase technology at NAB show

Inview Technology and Pico Digital are partnering to develop the next generation set top box for the Latin American market.  Pico Digital will be showcasing Inview’s technology at the upcoming NAB show (booth # SU3702) in Las Vegas April 7th-10th 2014. The show attracts over 93,000 visitors from more than 150 countries and at the event Inview will be showing their cost effective software and [...]

YouView funding split revealed

The BBC and other broadcast partners are set to drop their annual contribution to the YouView set top box venture by 85 per cent to around £750,000, (€883,000) leaving BT and TalkTalk to plug the funding gap. ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and the BBC have been concerned that a platform originally created to give viewers free access to British-made [...]

YouView future secured


YouView backers are to sign a £100 million (€117m) deal to secure the future of the online TV service with all seven partners – including the BBC – remaining on board as equal shareholders in the venture. YouView partners – which also include ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Arqiva, BT and TalkTalk – are set to agree after protracted negotiations [...]

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