Category archives for: STB

STM STB platform for Brazil DSO

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor company and serving supplier of set-top box ICs globally, is supporting the digital switchover and the transition to richer TV services in Brazil with a complete ready-to-produce digital set-top box platform developed in close cooperation with Brazilian digital-TV software specialist EiTV and digital-communications chipmaker MaxLinear. The highly integrated platform is optimised for the Brazilian market, supporting […]

PSI turns focus to HD set-top boxes

PSI Holdings, Thailand’s largest satellite network provider, has revealed it will now aggressively focus on HD set-top boxes and collect subscription fees from customers to survive fierce competition in the broadcasting industry. It is now collaborating with pay TV operator CTH to supply more content and help with the subscription business. PSI chief executive Somporn Teerarochanapong said his company’s new […]

AirTies launches wireless ‘STB To Go’

AirTies Wireless Networks, a supplier of advanced wireless and OTT/IPTV technologies, has unveiled a new portable wireless set-top box, small enough to fit into a handbag.  Measuring just 10x10cm, the miniature STB attaches wirelessly to the IP gateway and can easily be moved from room to room.  It features RF remote control and home automation capabilities to enable remote programming. […]

RDK: The Real Thing?

RDK was ‘invented’ in America and is now expanding internationally with more service providers and vendors signing up. Is it the answer for a standardised approach to interactive and multiscreen service development? Will it deliver on increased innovation and speed to market? Or is it a one-size fits all approach to suit the biggest operators; will it squeeze SME suppliers […]

STB market value $20bn in 2013

Global STB shipments in 2013 remained relatively stable, despite competition from other devices such as Smart TVs and Digital Media Adaptors, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting. “In 2013, the STB market trade value totalled

DTVKit announces EKT as Product Member

DTVKit, the not-for-profit organisation providing the core building blocks of a broadcast DVB stack, has announced that EKT have joined DTVKit as a member. EKT, a global STB developer and manufacturer, has been one of the first companies to deliver Set-top box solutions in the field of IPTV / OTT and Hybrid. Already in the early stages, EKT and its […]

Pace predicts strong year

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Pace used its interims to predict a strong year. The British STB manufacturer said YoY it was producing more profit on lower turnover with revenue down 13.6 per cent to $1,139 billion but gross profit up 5.4 per cent to $245.8 million. Adjusted EBITA was $106.3 million against $96.7 million last time. Profit after was up 9.3 per cent to […]

Freesat in 24,000 new homes this year

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Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has continued its positive year by adding 6,000 new homes in the three months to the end of June. In all, Freesat has added 24,000 households in the first half of 2014. As a result, Freesat is now available in 1.85 million households, and is watched by more than 3.85 million viewers every […]

Cryptography and Entropic licence agreement

Cryptography Research, the security division of Rambus, and Entropic, a specialist in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, signed a patent licence agreement allowing for the use of the Cryptography Research side-channel attack countermeasures in Entropic’s integrated circuits. The Cryptography Research patented technology will protect Entropic’s set-top box system-on-a-chip (SoC) products against differential power analysis (DPA) and related attacks. This […]

Humax launches new-look Freeview+ HD box

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Humax, the digital set-top box provider, has launched its latest Freeview+ HD box, offering a cheaper option for subscription-free access to all Freeview TV and radio channels, advanced recording features and HD channels. The Humax HDR-1800T, priced at £149.99, is available to buy from retailers including John Lewis, Tesco, Currys PC World, Argos, Euronics and a range of independents. The […]

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