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CommScope confirms $7.4bn ARRIS acquisition

CommScope confirms $7.4bn ARRIS acquisition

Following recent speculation that such a deal was imminent, communications networks infrastructure solutions provider CommScope has agreed to acquire entertainment and communications technologist ARRIS International, in an all-cash transaction for…

CommScope near to $5.6bn ARRIS deal?

CommScope near to $5.6bn ARRIS deal?

Following advanced-television.com’s revelation that telecommunications and cable equipment vendor CommScope was in talks to acquire entertainment, communications and CPE technologist ARRIS International, reports suggest that CommScope is nearing a deal…

Report: CommScope eyeing ARRIS acquisition

Report: CommScope eyeing ARRIS acquisition

Telecommunications and cable equipment vendor CommScope is in talks to acquire entertainment and communications and CPE specialist ARRIS International, according to a Reuters report, which suggests that negotiations are ongoing…

UK clampdown on device, content pirates

UK clampdown on device, content pirates

The UK’s Minister for Intellectual Property, Sam Gyimah, has highlighted the continued Government clampdown on users and providers of illicit streaming boxes who cause damage to the nation’s £92 billion…

ACCESS’ NetFront Browser for Panasonic’s CATV STBs

ACCESS has announced that its NetFront Browser BE v2 DTV Profile, the latest version of the high-performance browser for televisions, has been selected by Panasonic for its CATV digital set-top…

WOW! uses Espial’s Elevate TVaaS platform

Espial has announced that WideOpenWest (WOW!), a US broadband and communications service provider, will use Espial’s Elevate video platform to power its WOW! ULTRA set top box offering. WOW!’s service…

Google launches one stop smart home controller

The Home Hub uses Google Assistant, allowing users to access the company’s YouTube, Search, Photos, Calendar and Maps app from its seven inch screen. Consumers can control more than 10,000…

VIZIO employs Google Assistant

VIZIO employs Google Assistant

Connected TV specialist VIZIO has introduced expanded Google Assistant actions for VIZIO SmartCast TVs, granting consumers access to a wider range of voice control features. VIZIO SmartCast TV users with…

Viaplay on board for Scandinavian launch of Google Home

Viaplay on board for Scandinavian launch of Google Home

Nordic Entertainment Group has revealed that its Viaplay streaming service will be compatible with Google Home and Google Home Mini when they arrive in stores across Scandinavia on October 24th.…

UPC Switzerland rolls out new UPC TV service

UPC is adding the new UPC TV to its Happy Home portfolio. “We want to delight our customers. And so we took a step back from static television. UPC TV…

Spain: Movistar Plus adds 4K offer

Spain: Movistar Plus adds 4K offer

Telefónica’s Movistar Plus has launched its 4K offer with a new UHD-equipped STB. The pay-TV platform will initially air football matches in 4K on two channels called beIN LaLiga 4K…

TiVo BOLT OTA for cord-cutters

TiVo BOLT OTA for cord-cutters

Entertainment technology and audience insights specialist TiVo has unveiled TiVo BOLT OTA for antenna, a premium, 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) capable set-top box designed to work with HD antennae,…

Report: AME pay-TV growth to outstrip other regions

Africa and the Middle East (AME) pay-TV household penetration is expected to outpace all other major regions between 2017 and 2022, increasing from 16 per cent in 2017 to 23.2…

FreeWheel: “TV advertising has never been stronger”

FreeWheel: “TV advertising has never been stronger”

FreeWheel, a Comcast Company, has released its Q2 2018 Video Monetization Report (VMR), which tracks marketplace trends on premium video consumption and advertising across STB VoD, OTT, Desktop, Smartphone and…

Amazon launches Fire TV Recast DVR

Amazon has unveiled Fire TV Recast, a new companion DVR that lets users in the US watch, record, and replay free over-the-air TV programming on Fire TV, Echo Show, and…