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Amazon Fire TV in UK, Germany

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Amazon’s streaming box, Fire TV, will launch in the UK on October 23rd and in Germany on September 25th. The device, which allows users to access on-demand TV, apps and smartphone content as well as games, debuted in the US in April. The Fire TV box be pre-ordered in the UK for £79 (€100) – with Amazon Prime members able […]

SmartLabs new HEVC STBs

SmartLabs has introduced four completely new STB models. The new SML-482 HEVC STB is at the top of the list. This is a powerful device in an elegant and compact case. Leveraging a new high-performance chipset, this device supports the latest graphics and HEVC format. Using SML-482 HEVC as the foundation of their service will allow operators to offer a […]

ABOX42 introduces new M-Series DVB Hybrid SmartSTBs product line at IBC 2014

ABOX42, a provider of IPTV & OTT SmartSTBs and services, will announce at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam its new line of 3rd generation Hybrid DVB receivers which combine DVB reception with full IPTV as well as OTT capabilities. The new M-Series Hybrid SmartSTBs will be launched with three models: M15-S2 with DVB-S2 support for Satellite TV reception; M15-T2 for reception […]

Green STBs saving $100s of millions

Findings from a report looking at the energy efficiency of set-top boxes show that the voluntary STB energy conservation agreement between the pay-TV industry, consumer electronics manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates has saved American consumers approximately $168 million in energy bills. According to the Voluntary Agreement for Ongoing Improvement to the Energy Efficiency of Set-Top Boxes 2013 Annual Report, the […]

AirTies and Norigin partner for mobile to TV

AirTies Wireless Networks has partnered with Norigin Media, a TV Everywhere Company to launch a new multi-media casting STB which is used to cast TV and Video streams from mobile devices onto larger screens at home. The casting STB been developed to enable not only TV and video content to be seamlessly shared between mobile devices and TVs but also […]

ARRIS gains, Cisco loses in STB market

Findings from ABI Research’s Set-Top Box and Home Networks Market Research indicate that the second quarter of 2014 showed about a 5 per cent growth in set-top box revenues from a key set of major OEMs. Most manufacturers saw

ABOX42 announces new OPX TV User Interface for its SmartSTB line

ABOX42, a provider of IPTV, OTT and DVB-Hybrid SmartSTB platforms and services, will launch at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam its new OPX TV latest user interface for all its current product lines like the market proven ABOX42 M-series IPTV & OTT Smart STB line including upcoming 3rd generation product lines. The new OPX TV client has a modern user interface […]

Sky Deutschland to drop Nagravision

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Sky Deutschland is about to start a switch-out of its older Nagravision-secured set-top boxes in order to make the pay-TV broadcaster an all Cisco system . Reports from Germany’s Digital Fernsehen, quoting Stefan Kunz, Sky Deutschland’s VP/business and distribution, say that viewers who are still using older boxes will be supplied with a newer Sky HD unit which uses Cisco […]

PeerTV confirms new development capital

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PeerTV, the TV OTT technology solutions provider, announced on July 30th that it has successfully agreed new equity facilities of £1.5 million (€1.88m) which will finance the continuing development and sales drive for its latest breed of Android powered quad core set top boxes, which now include market leading H265 High Efficiency Video Coding. The AIM listed company is already […]

4K forecasts ‘too optimistic’

Bright forecasts for consumer use of 4K or Ultra-HD video are overly optimistic, according to a report from TDG. While 4K will ultimately reach the mainstream, it will be a niche market for at least another five years, with widespread viewing of 4K content arriving in 2019 and growing quickly beyond. Joel Espelien, author of the report, notes

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