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CASBAA: Content strategies “Beyond the Box”

The second day of the annual CASBAA Convention, 2014, saw speakers across technology, advertising and content industries take a more in-depth look at how to adapt to a future ‘Beyond the Box’. As the broadcast industry moves into new forms of content delivery such as digital streaming and over-the-top services, the convention aimed to discuss these changes and how to […]

Roku powers Sky Deutschland Online TV Box

Roku and Sky Deutschland have entered into a strategic agreement using the Roku streaming platform for the development of the Sky Online TV Box. Sky Online (see story above) will be available in the coming months through the Sky Online TV Box, which will also have access to the online video library Snap. Sky Deutschland is the second international pay-TV […]

Pace receives Minerva certification

Pace has announced that its IPTV STBs including its Whole Home DVR system, have been certified by Minerva to meet the stringent requirements of their Minerva IPTV middleware platform. Minerva’s platform is one of the most widely deployed IPTV service management solutions in the industry. The open nature of the platform enables operators to choose from a broad selection of […]

HGI announces new direction

HGI, the global organisation for publishing requirements for the Smart Home, has announced at Broadband World Forum 2014 that it will be taking a new direction as it moves towards its tenth anniversary and continues to define the enabling platforms and APIs, enabling service providers to achieve the smart home of the future. The major re-launch will see HGI work […]

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 […]

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