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Analyst: Pricing pressure drags on STB market

Unit shipments of set-top boxes worldwide improved 2 per cent sequentially in the first quarter of 2015, and were up 3 per cent from the year-ago first quarter, according to…

Analyst: ‘Technicolor did well’ in STB consolidation

Analyst: ‘Technicolor did well’ in STB consolidation

According to a report from Futuresource Consulting, the recent €550 million acquisition by Technicolor of the Cisco set-top box and related home broadband equipment business, reflects a common trend in…

Sky’s new 4K box ready to go

Sky’s new 4K box ready to go

Sky’s ground-breaking ‘Project Ethan’ set-top box is ready to be announced shortly, according to widespread media reports over the weekend. The UK’s Sunday Telegraph said the unit, now dubbed the…

Technicolor buys Cisco CPE for €550m

Technicolor buys Cisco CPE for €550m

In a move that it says creates a global leader in customer premises equipment (CPE), Technicolor is buying Cisco’s CPE business for €550 million in cash and stock. Technicolor says…

Amino acquires Entone for €67.2m

Amino acquires Entone for €67.2m

Amino Technologies, the provider of digital entertainment solutions for IPTV, Internet TV and in-home multimedia distribution, has conditionally agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of broadcast hybrid TV…

Wyplay, STMicro power Canal+ hybrid STB

Wyplay, creator of software solutions for pay-TV operators, and global semiconductor specialist STMicroelectronics have disclosed their contributions to the development of Canal+ Group’s new Cube S set-top-box. The hybrid OTT…

Airtel DTH to make own STBs

India’s Bharti Airtel Digital TV intends making more of its own set-top boxes. The plan is to support the nation’s ‘Make in India’ project and to make goods and products…

Branson’s ‘Spaceport America’ 1st launch next summer?

The head of New Mexico’s Spaceport Authority told a special US investigation committee that she was hoping Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic ‘SpaceShip Two’ sub-orbital space plane would start regular…

India’s 2nd HITS platform to launch

India’s giant Hinduja Group is to launch the nation’s second HITS (Headend-in-the-Sky) service. Subhash Chandra’s Zee operation already has a similar service running. Hinduja’s proposal is to launch NXT Digital…

Telesystem launches DVB-T2 HEVC receiver in Italy

Telesystem launches DVB-T2 HEVC receiver in Italy

Telesystem has launched the first third-generation DTT box in Italy, based on the DVB-T2 standard and equipped with the latest video compression codec HEVC. The Telesystem TS6800T2 HEVC arrives on…