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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…

Property seizures in ISD search

Property seizures in ISD search

A Range Rover Sport SVR V8 and an Audi A5 convertible were amongst items seized from an address in the northwest England town of Lytham, after police officers executed a…

Comcast denied TiVo patents review

The US Supreme Court has denied a review requested by Comcast over its long-running patents argument with TiVo/Rovi. The Comcast appeal request was seeking to overturn the decision by a…

Saudis in pirate website crackdown

In a move that may benefit the potential takeover of English Premier League football club Newcastle United by Saudi interests, the kingdom’s IP body, the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property…

WTO: Saudi state backed beoutQ piracy

WTO: Saudi state backed beoutQ piracy

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that the Government of Saudi Arabia has actively promoted and supported the beoutQ pirate operation since the beginning. The WTO’s final judgement –…

Forecast: 20 connected devices per US home by 2025

Forecast: 20 connected devices per US home by 2025

Parks Associates research finds US broadband households have an average of 12 connected devices, which will increase to 20 by 2025, creating opportunities for service providers and manufacturers to deploy…

Research: 80% US homes own connected TV device

Research: 80% US homes own connected TV device

Findings from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) indicate that 80 per cent of US TV households have at least one Internet-connected TV device, including connected Smart TVs, stand-alone streaming devices (such…