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DTH leads HD boom in the SAARC region

The high-definition television (HDTV) segment in the SAARC region is expected to boom over the next three years, according to a research report published by Dataxis. The report notes that…

DirecTV adds 4K availability

DirecTV adds 4K availability

DirecTV has unveiled its new ‘Genie’ box, the Genie Mini, which permits users of any 4K set to rent 4K movies and documentaries from the broadcaster. “Customers who want the…

Sky Movies adds Restart function

Responding to recent functionality enhancements to Netflix’s UI, Sky has unveiled updates to Sky+HD boxes introducing what it describes as some clever new features which make Sky Movies even better.…

TDG: Internet STBs in 21% of US broadband homes

According to a new analysis from TDG, The In-Home CE and Home Networking Ecosystem, 2015, Internet set-top boxes (iSTBs) such as Apple TV and Roku are now present in 21…

More services, more access, more security headaches?

TV Everywhere on unmanaged networks and devices is a real challenge for content security. Smart homes and Internet of Things is about to up the ante again – how are…

Apple TV delayed

Apple TV delayed

Apple is set to delay the launch of its online TV service until at least next year after negotiations with major television networks stalled. Apple’s attempts to license content from…

“Solid” H1 for Freesat; Freetime up 200%

UK subscription-free satellite TV service Freesat has continued its positive start to the year with strong take-up of Freetime, its connected TV service, which has seen a 200 per cent…

Energy-efficient STBs save US consumers over $500m

American consumers have saved more than $500 million (€458m) in energy bills through two years of the voluntary set-top box energy conservation agreement among the pay-TV industry, consumer electronics manufacturers…

US Senators decry lack of STB choice and competition

Findings gleaned by two US lawmakers suggest that consumers have little choice in their pay-TV set-top boxes, with the average household spending $231 (€254) a year on STB rental fees.…

STB shipments to SAARC up 20% in Q2

STB shipments to SAARC up 20% in Q2

From SD STBs to HDTV and hybrid boxes, the STB market in major SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries is witnessing steady and robust growth, as digitisation in…

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