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Vantiva sells 22m STBs powered by Android TV

Vantiv has sold 22 million set-top boxes (STBs) powered by Android TV to date, strengthening its 25 per cent market share as of the end of 2023 according to the latest Omdia STB Q3 2023 report. Vantiva has deployed Android TV since it first became available, implementing more than 30 upgrades and providing the most […]

April 17, 2024

Proximus launches new STB and apps powered by 3SS

3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a provider of software solutions for set-top boxes (STB), smart TV, multiscreen and in-vehicle entertainment, has announced that Belgian telco Proximus has launched several new apps to further enhance reach and device variety for its super-aggregated Pickx service. 3SS has designed and delivered new Pickx apps for Apple TV, and iOS […]

March 14, 2024

TV demographic modelling partnership

datafuelX, a specialist in analytics and technology for multi-currency, cross-platform solutions, is partnering with MRI-Simmons, a provider of insights on the American consumer, to enable the scoring of device-level TV viewing data sets with age/sex propensities and other MRI-Simmons attributes for targeted advertising sales, and pre- and post-campaign reporting. This service will be offered to […]

January 25, 2024

Vantiva closes CommScope Home Networks deal

Connected technology specialist Vantiva has confirmed the completion of the acquisition of CommScope Home Networks. According to Vantiva, the acquisition marks a genuine dimension change for the company. The union of these two major players in the connected home market will enable Vantiva to enhance the group’s profitability, significantly broaden its client portfolio, and consolidate […]

January 10, 2024

Tele Columbus goes live with PŸUR TV STB

3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a provider of software solutions for STB, smart TV, multiscreen and in-vehicle entertainment, has announced that German operator Tele Columbus has gone live with its next-generation hybrid STB service PŸUR TV. The new PŸUR TV hybrid DVB-C (cable) plus OTT STB, based on Android TV Operator Tier and manufactured by Sagemcom, is delivering […]

December 6, 2023

Govt. responds to CMS Committee connected tech report

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons has published the Government response to the first report from its inquiry, Connected tech: smart or sinister? The report, published in August 2023, called on the Government to make tackling ‘tech abuse’ a priority, amid a warning that the use of smart technology […]

November 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Heavy fines for Astro piracy

The Johor Bahru Sessions Court in Malaysia has charged an individual, Lee Ah Moy,  for selling TV boxes pre-loaded with unauthorised Astro content under Section 43AA (1)(c) of the Copyright Act 1987. He was fined RM16,000 (€3,140) in default three months imprisonment. The offence was committed on November 3rd 2022 in a retail outlet in […]

November 22, 2023By Colin Mann

UK Government responds to Media Bill scrutiny

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons has published the Government response to its reports on the draft Media Bill. The Bill was introduced to Parliament after its inclusion in the King’s Speech. The Secretary of State confirmed that the Government has accepted the majority of recommendations made by the […]

November 17, 2023By Colin Mann

Vantiva to acquire CommScope Home Networks

Connected technology specialist Vantiva, formerly known as Technicolor, has entered into a call option agreement with comms technologist CommScope to acquire CommScope’s Home Networks division, a provider of devices that supply residential connectivity and video set-top box solutions. The planned acquisition of CommScope Home Networks represents a transformational transaction for Vantiva, as it would significantly […]

October 3, 2023By Colin Mann

Fine for Astro ISD pirate

The Petaling Jaya Sessions Court in Malaysia has charged salesperson, Nazwan Bin Zainal Abidin RM33,000 (€6,643) for selling TV boxes pre-loaded with unauthorised Astro content under Section 43AA(1)(h) Copy Right Act 1987. He pleaded guilty to the charges and paid the fine. Nazwan committed the offence on June 14th 2023 at a retail outlet at […]

October 2, 2023By Colin Mann