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Cable's portable DVR

Comcast and Panasonic will launch a co-branded portable digital video player that can show videos like Apple's iPod and record shows from any US cable operator’s system. The AnyPlay device…

BT Vision secures Motorola and Xbox deals

BT has selected Motorola as the lead supplier of next-generation set-top boxes for its BT Vision digital TV service. Motorola will supply BT with second-generation V-Boxes boasting a new look,…

STMicroelectronics HD STB decoder

STMicroelectronics, supplier of integrated circuits for digital set-top boxes (STBs), has released a new single-chip high-definition STBbox decoder combining both the demodulation and decoding functions on a single device. The…

FCC digital transition

The Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules giving broadcasters more flexibility in making the switch to digital television from traditional analogue signals. The rules will even allow some stations…

Pace profits

UK STB maker Pace Micro posted strong profits for the second half of 2007, and said it was confident of meeting full-year 2008 expectations. The company, currently in the process…

Pace acquires Philips STB unit

Philips Electronics has reached an agreement in principle to sell its Set-Top Boxes (STB) and Connectivity Solutions (CS) businesses to UK-based technology provider Pace Micro Technology. Philips will sell the…

STB manufacturers respond to increasing risks

The status of the STB (Set-Top Box) within pay-TV households faces significant risk from the development of two-way, digital-cable–ready TVs, media centres, and residential gateways, among others. STB manufacturers are…

Connected demand in Europe

According to research from Cisco, broadband users in Western Europe may be even more interested in living 'The Connected Life' than US consumers, and many are willing to pay for…

ADB and Osmosys achieve DLNA certification

Advanced Digital Broadcast has revealed that its latest home-networking enabled digital video recorder (DVR), the ADB-5000 series, powered by Osmosys HomeNet software, has gained certification from the Digital Living Network…

Weak Q3 STB sales

According to researcher Dell'Oro Group, the worldwide set-top box market contracted 2 per cent on a sequential basis in the third quarter of this year. Despite strong growth in the…

Technetix and Arris together

Technetix Group has entered into an engineering and co-marketing agreement with the Arris TeleWire Supply division of Arris Group. Arris entered the exclusive agreement with Technetix to expand its Regal…

Network Electronics acquires Video Products Group

Network Electronics has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Video Products Group, a provider of professional video/audio transport systems for local and wide area networks. Major carriers around the world…

Motorola in Denmark

Telia Stofa has selected the Motorola hybrid cable/IP set-top box for the launch of its Danish cable/IP video service – a first for the cable industry. With Motorola's hybrid STB,…

Latens for Cameron

Latens Systems announced that its FCAS solution has been chosen by Cameron Communications, a parent company to local area providers of phone, internet and cable services, to secure the programming…

IABM: suppliers storm ahead

Sales are increasing at more than 14 per cent per annum in broadcast and media technology companies worldwide, according to the latest Industry Index published today by the IABM –…