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Broadpeak powers Network PVR service for Orange

Broadpeak powers Network PVR service for Orange

Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, has announced that Orange France has successfully launched its new Network…

BritBox launches on Freesat

BritBox launches on Freesat

UK free to air satellite TV platform Freesat has added SVoD service BritBox UK to the varied portfolio of apps on its new, 4K-ready set-top boxes. Sitting alongside episodes of…

Jail term for UK ISD seller

Jail term for UK ISD seller

A man who pleaded guilty to supplying set-top-boxes which illegally provided access to premium pay-TV content has been jailed for two years, in the latest in a series of actions…

Skyworth, Amlogic launch RDK Video Accelerator STB

Skyworth Digital, the STB manufacturer, has introduced its first RDK Video Accelerator STB, powered by Amlogic, the fabless semiconductor company. Skyworth has joined the RDK Video Accelerator programme, and unveiled…

Plume, Technicolor digital in-home experiences partnership

Plume, Technicolor digital in-home experiences partnership

Smart Home Services specialist Plume and the Connected Home Division of media and entertainment technologist Technicolor are collaborating to expand rapidly the availability of advanced Smart Home Services to broadband…

Vulnerabilities discovered in Philips and Thomson STBs

Researchers from Avast’s IoT Labs have discovered serious security flaws in two popular TV set-top boxes which could allow cybercriminals to store malware on the devices for the purposes of…

Liberty unveils green STB

Liberty unveils green STB

Liberty Global is introducing what it claims is its greenest-ever set-top box, delivering a world-class viewing experience while dramatically reducing energy consumption and the use of plastics. Designed in-house by…

Globe continues anti-piracy campaign

Globe continues anti-piracy campaign

Philippines multiplay telco Globe Telecom has reaffirmed its stance against online piracy and support for legitimate content consumption. “As the bridge between content creators and content users, Globe Telecom strongly…

Portuguese operators introduce ads on PVRs

Portuguese pay-TV operators Meo, NOS and Vodafone Portugal have started to introduce 30 second commercials on their automatic TV channel recording services. The insertion of commercials will be done gradually,…

Forecast: Home networking shipments to drop 1% in 2020

Global home networking unit shipments are only expected to decline by 1 per cent in 2020, dipping from 193.9 million worldwide to 192.1 million, according to forecasts from Dell’Oro Group.…

Humax launches H7 Android TV device platform

Humax launches H7 Android TV device platform

Humax, a provider of video and broadband customer premises equipment (CPE), has unveiled the Humax H7, claiming it to be “the world’s most advanced Android TV set-top box”. H7 is…

Plex launches free live TV channels

Plex launches free live TV channels

Streaming media platform Plex has unveiled what it says is a new way for consumers to watch free live TV with the addition of 80+ channels of customisable live programming,…

Sky Q upgrade as Disney+ goes HDR

Sky Q is adding a raft of new features in the biggest change to the set-top-box since launch. A new expanded view UI, new show and sports centres, intuitive smart…

Smart speaker BBC news for locked-down Leicester

As part of a plan to offer local area updates from across the UK to smart speaker users, the BBC has expedited the launch of a news service into the…

Singapore: Anti-piracy court orders

Singapore: Anti-piracy court orders

The Singapore High Court has granted an order sought by BBC Studios, Discovery, the Premier League, La Liga and broadcaster TVB for Singapore’s Internet Service Providers to block access to…

Research: “STBs can adapt to have a role in OTT market”

Research: “STBs can adapt to have a role in OTT market”

Parks Associates research shows the number of hours per week consumers spend watching online video has almost doubled from 3.6 hours per week in 2017 to nearly seven hours per…

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