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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 […]

‘Miami’ box brings 4K

French telco Bouygues Telecom is testing 4K transmission using its ‘Miami’ hybrid set-top box. The Android-based box blends all incoming source signals from the basic IPTV head-end transmission as well as live DVB broadcasts, OTT and Internet on Demand source material.  It can also handle 4K signals. The 4K Ultra-HDTV signals are full 3840 x 2160 pixel in size, and […]

Russia’s Kartina orders PeerTV HEVC STBs

PeerTV, the TV over the OTT technology solutions provider, has received the first order for its latest quad core High Efficiency Video Coding  (HEVC) standard set top boxes from Russian specialist pay per view TV operator Kartina in a deal expected to be worth approximately $1.2 million. The new technology will mean content can be streamed using 50 per cent […]

HBO GO online video STB-enabled

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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 […]

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