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2008 debut for PS3 Home

Sony is delaying the launch of the Home online world service for its PlayStation 3 console. Originally slated for an autumn launch, Home is a virtual world in which owners…

Digital Plus launches iPlus STB

From David Del Valle in Madrid Sogecable-owned digital DTH platform Digital Plus is launching iPlus set-top-box next week, a new generation device equipped with a 160GB hard disk that allows…

ADB to supply yes HD STBs

Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) has been selected by ‘yes’ to supply its ADB-7820S set-top boxes (STBs) for the digital satellite operator's launch of high definition (HD) services in Israel. This…

ADB to supply yes HD STBs

Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) has been selected by ‘yes’ to supply its ADB-7820S set-top boxes (STBs) for the digital satellite operator's launch of high definition (HD) services in Israel. This…

ADB boxes clever with Telefónica

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Digital TV systems and software solutions supplier Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB), has been selected to supply high definition, hybrid, digital video recorders (DVRs) to Telefónica…

Slingbox for UPC in the Netherlands

From Nick Snow in Amsterdam Cable MSO UPC Broadband and Sling Media are to a trial the Slingbox for UPC Digital TV customers in the Netherlands. The Slingbox allows UPC…

Motorola ships 2m IP STBs

Motorola has shipped its two millionth Internet Protocol (IP) set-top box. The milestone was reached just five months after the shipment of its one millionth IP set-top box. The landmark…

Samsung supplies Sky HD boxes

Samsung Electronics is to supply set-top boxes to BSkyB. The deal will result in Samsung manufacturing set-top boxes for Sky, the first of which will be a High Definition box.…

Opera for Sony’s Bravia

Internet technology specialists Opera have confirmed that Sony Electronics has selected the Opera browser for Sony’s new Bravia Internet Video Link, a module that attaches to the back of new…

Digital TV for £10

UK supermarket chain Tesco has launched what it claims is the UK’s cheapest digital set-top box with a £10 (E14.7) price tag. Manufactured by Techwood, the digital TV box offers…

deo PMPs will outsell audio models by 2009

Driven by increased broadband penetration, declining prices, and a growing catalogue of online audio and video content, the market for MP3 players and portable media players (PMPs) will remain strong…

STB supply market up

The worldwide market for digital set-top boxes (STBs) experienced continued strong growth in 2006, with smaller Asian manufacturers advancing up the market share ladder, says IMS Research. Traditional STB stalwarts…

PS3 becomes PVR

Sony has unveiled software that will turn the PlayStation 3 into a personal video recorder (PVR) enabling users to record and playback digital terrestrial television through the console. The software,…

DVRs in 20% of homes

DVRs in 20% of homes New consumer research from Leichtman Group found that over one in every five households in the United States now has a DVR up from about…

BSkyB extends deadline for Amstrad

Sky said its £125 million (E181m) offer would now close on 4 September, after revealing it had received acceptances for almost 86 per cent of Amstrad’s stock. UK competition watchdogs…

TiVo: difficult Oz future?

Pay-TV sales company Multi Channel Network has cast doubt on the future of TiVo, which is backed by the Seven Network, telling advertisers the venture may never get off the…