Category archives for: STB

Multiplay brings ARRIS advanced STB to Brazil

Pay-TV provider Multiplay is the first to certify the ARRIS Group DCX525e and is now able to offer this advanced set-top to its subscribers in Brazil. The new DCX525e supports HD video, digital sound, on-demand and interactive services, and features a software-programmable capability to be converted to an IP set-top in the future. “Our subscribers want to enjoy a high-quality […]

Value-added features make STBs seem obsolete

Smart applications and more interaction with the TV, both with different devices and for better navigation without a cumbersome TV remote, are priorities for consumers’ next TV purchase in the UK and US. A  study from the Digital Home Observatory (DHO) at Strategy Analytics

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 […]

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