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ARRIS: ‘More STBs in the future’

Charles Cheevers, CTO of ARRIS’s CPE unit, has suggested that future network constraints and content consumption requirements may see an increase in the number of set-top boxes in a household,…

Advocacy group: ‘STB proposal’s faulty economics’

Amid growing opposition from a range of public and industry advocacy and trade bodies, the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) proposal to free up the set-top box market is an example…

Omantel selects ARRIS STBs

Omantel, the sultanate’s leading telco provider, has selected ARRIS VIP2262v2 DVR set-tops from ARRIS International to deliver DVR capabilities and on-demand HD content for its new Omantel TV+ service. Omantel…

Survey highlights STB privacy fears

The proposal by the Federal Communications Commission to open up the set-top box market to tech giants such as Google has Americans concerned about the potential intrusion on their privacy…

Citizens’ group opposes FCC open STB policy

Tom Schatz, President of Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) – a nonpartisan, non-profit organisation dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, mismanagement and abuse in government – has submitted public comments to…

Xfinity TV Partner app for Roku, Samsung

Cable MSO Comcast is partnering with Roku in a move that will continue to expand the range of retail devices Comcast’s customers can use to access their Xfinity TV service…

Obama ‘open STB’ stance criticised

Following Present Obama’s call for the FCC to open up set-top cable boxes to competition, two influential lobbying bodies have unsurprisingly queried the White House’s intervention. According to Digital Citizens…

Obama weighs in for open cable set tops

The Obama administration has weighed into the debate over allowing consumers to switch cable television boxes for less expensive devices, urging the FCC to set an example for other parts…

India’s DishTV and ALi joint venture

India’s DishTV and ALi joint venture

India’s DishTV is linking in a joint-venture with set-top box and chip-set manufacturer ALi in order to “enhance” DTH operations over the country. The “strategic partnership” is based on ALi…

UHD Euro 2016 on Swisscom



UHD Euro 2016 on Swisscom



Swisscom is launching an Ultra HD compatible TV box for Swisscom TV2.0.customers. The new TV box will enable viewers to watch Euro 2016 matches in Ultra-HD quality on SRF zwei…