Category archives for: STB

Inview Technology and Pico Digital to showcase technology at NAB show

Inview Technology and Pico Digital are partnering to develop the next generation set top box for the Latin American market.  Pico Digital will be showcasing Inview’s technology at the upcoming NAB show (booth # SU3702) in Las Vegas April 7th-10th 2014. The show attracts over 93,000 visitors from more than 150 countries and at the event Inview will be showing their cost effective software and [...]

YouView funding split revealed

The BBC and other broadcast partners are set to drop their annual contribution to the YouView set top box venture by 85 per cent to around £750,000, (€883,000) leaving BT and TalkTalk to plug the funding gap. ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and the BBC have been concerned that a platform originally created to give viewers free access to British-made [...]

YouView future secured


YouView backers are to sign a £100 million (€117m) deal to secure the future of the online TV service with all seven partners – including the BBC – remaining on board as equal shareholders in the venture. YouView partners – which also include ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Arqiva, BT and TalkTalk – are set to agree after protracted negotiations [...]

Demand for iSTBs strong, especially among Millennials

According to research from The Diffusion Group, 14 per cent of broadband households currently use an Internet set-top box such as Roku or Apple TV to access OTT video content on their television. Internet set-top box use is especially prominent among Early Millennials (age 25-34) and Late Boomers (age 45-54). As noted in TDG’s report,

Lime, Amino announce Caribbean TV upgrade

Lime TV has signed a contract with Amino for them to supply enhanced set-top boxes to support the rollout of pay-TV services in the Caribbean, Lime TV delivers over 100 channels of pay-TV entertainment – plus VoD – to customers in the Cayman Islands and Barbados. The TV line-up includes a wide range of entertainment – including local and international [...]

Comcast and Apple in streaming deal?


Apple is in talks with Comcast about a deal for a streaming-television service that would use an Apple device and express treatment on Comcast’s network to ensure QoE, according to US reports. The discussions are said to be in the early stages but the deal, if sealed, would mark a new level of cooperation and integration. Apple’s intention is to [...]

Expectations remain high for OTT TV service experiences

Connected home research by Parks Associates at TV Connect in London finds consumers expect the same TV user experience throughout their home, regardless of whether the service is offered via OTT, managed operator network, satellite, or other delivery mechanisms. Expectations also remain the same regardless of the receiving device, including set-top box or connected CE device. “While some operators might see OTT [...]

Inview gives new life to legacy STBs

According to SNL Kagan there are about 900 million pay-TV households and 250 million DTT households worldwide yet STB shipments are only 230 million per year. Since set-top boxes are only replaced, on average, every seven years, a significant portion of annual set-top box shipments goes to new subscribers. Replacement rates do vary by operator, since some encourage replacements in [...]

ZTE launches MeBox

ZTE Corporation, a global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has launched the ZTE MeBox, an IPTV and OTT dual-mode STB. The ZTE MeBox STB (model number ZXV10 B760E) is an embedded audio/video decoding device based on the open Android platform. It features advanced hardware architecture and an optimised H.264 video decoding algorithm, making HD video playout [...]

Magyar Telekom deploys Zenterio OS

Zenterio, provider of the independent operating system platform for interactive TV, has announced that Magyar Telekom, a Deutsche Telekom Group subsidiary in Hungary, has deployed Zenterio Operating System on two new set-top boxes that will support both PVR and interactive, multi-room TV services. This deployment allows Magyar Telekom to develop its services for its TV subscribers in Hungary and harmonise [...]

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