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STB market hits $4.8bn in Q2 2014

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its Q2 2014 Set-Top Boxes and Pay TV Subscribers report, which tracks IP, cable, satellite, and DTT set-top boxes and OTT media servers. “The global STB market is in a

Netgem Q3 revenue slump

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French set-top box maker Netgem saw revenues fall 15 per cent in its Q3 period (to €20.5 million, from €24.2 million in the previous year), and reflecting a 14 per cent fall off in sales. Netgem reported that supplies of its boxes to Australia during this year had fallen back and that it did not expect sales in Australia to […]

Thais can use vouchers for sat-TV

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Thailand’s National Broadcasting & Telecommunications Commission is expected to allow viewers to use its subsidised voucher scheme to buy satellite set-top boxes. Up until now the vouchers could only be used to buy digital terrestrial receivers, or new digitally-equipped TV sets. “Even though some network operators plan to expand their coverage, we are worrying that some households might not be […]

EE to offer TV service

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UK digital communications company EE is to become a quad-play operator with the launch of EE TV, which it describes as the UK’s most advanced TV service. According to the company, EE TV puts mobile at the heart of the TV experience, and works seamlessly with home TVs, tablets and smartphones, allowing customers to access the best of live and […]

Radiant selects Pace

Pace, a specialist in digital TV and broadband technologies, has announced that Indian cable MSO, Radiant Digitek Network, has selected its pre-integrated middleware, conditional access and STB solution to deliver premium TV services to its subscribers. Radiant Digitek, a major cable MSO in the Rajasthan region of North India, have selected the turnkey Pace solution based on lower total cost […]

Wyplay grows resources with Frog Community

In the wake of this year’s IBC show, Wyplay has revealed some insights on the structure of its Frog Community, now totalling 70 Licensee companies, amongst which 24 are technology services firms, with their staff dedicated to digital TV and convergence projects totalling more than 8,500 people. Thanks to these Scaling Partners, Wyplay can multiply its own 200-strong team for […]

STB obligation for Serbians

Serbia’s government says that around 38 per cent of homes in the country will have to buy a new digital set-top box because their TV sets are not suitable for digital TV reception. Serbia’s Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Tatjana Matic said the upcoming changes to all-digital broadcasting would impact 800,000 – 1 million homes who have yet to […]

Netflix Digital Media Player viewing surges

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A growing number of US households are relying on dedicated set-top/plug-in devices (otherwise known as Digital Media Players) to watch Netflix on a TV set, according to a GfK study, Over-the-Top TV 2014. By contrast, video game systems – while still the most common hardware for Netflix viewing on a TV screen – are used much less than they were […]

India’s JainHits selects ARRIS

JainHits, India’s HITS-based Direct to Network (DTN) service – the digital cable TV distribution platform in India, selected set-tops from ARRIS’s HMC portfolio to deliver digital video services across the nation.  According to The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), India is set to witness digitalisation of approximately 100 million homes by the end of this year. Currently, JainHits offers […]

RealNetworks multi-screen media streaming on Inspur STBs

RealNetworks and Inspur Americas have announced a joint demonstration in booth 1624 at Cable-Tec Expo (SCTE). The two companies have unveiled the Inspur set-top box HMG-1200 outfitted with RealHome Media Portal, providing cable, satellite and IPTV customers with multi-screen viewing of TV, OTT media and user-generated content. RealHome Media Portal, from RealNetworks, is a multimedia hub embedded in set-top boxes […]

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