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Forecast: US consumer tech revs to reach $505bn

The US consumer technology industry is projected to generate over $505 billion (€467bn) in retail sales revenue for the first time ever according to a new forecast from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The projection represents a 2.8 per cent revenue increase from 2021’s impressive 9.6 per cent growth over 2020. Strong demand for smartphones, […]

January 6, 2022

EKTRA selects CommScope’s home networks

CommScope, a global player in home network solutions, has partnered with EKTRA to provide its Balticum TV customers in Lithuania with the VIP7100 UHD set top solution. The VIP7100 is an interactive IP set top powered by the Android TV operating system (OS) and allows subscribers to enable both linear TV and various OTT streaming […]

December 21, 2021

Netgem TV full fibre, TV bundles for BrawBand

Scottish FTTP broadband provider BrawBand, is partnering with telco TV specialist Netgem TV to enable its customers to access over 200 channels, including Premier Sports, available at home or on a mobile device. BrawBand customers will also have access to the Freeview Play service, making use of hundreds of extra box sets and movies for […]

December 17, 2021

Loewe returns to UK market wth Netgem

German luxury TV-maker Loewe has relaunched in the UK with its high-end, top-quality TV sets. This comes after the brand initially left the UK in July 2019, but returned following what has been described as a ‘significant investment’ from international technology investment company Skytec. Loewe will be partnering with Netgem TV in the UK, which […]

December 10, 2021By Colin Mann

CIMM plans converged TV measurement provider guide

The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) plans to develop a Guide to Converged TV Measurement Providers, which upon completion will provide a landscape of the entire Converged TV measurement ecosystem in the US, as well as a comparative analysis of the companies who are conducting converged TV audience measurement. At a time of renewed […]

December 2, 2021

Report: Is SVoD undermining MENA pay-TV market value?

In advanced TV markets, OTT developments have initially entailed revenue losses for operators who had been counting on high pay-TV penetrations for years, often associated with a preponderance of expensive cable offers, as is the case in North America, reports Dataxis. In MENA, the TV market follows an opposite model, characterised by the predominance of […]

December 1, 2021

Arrests in illegal IPTV crackdown

Officers from Leicestershire Police in the UK’s East Midlands have executed a warrant as part of a crackdown on illegal streaming services. Police visited an address in Oadby and two people – a man aged 33 and a 48-year-old woman – were arrested on suspicion of infringing copyright by communicating work. A variety of equipment […]

November 30, 2021By Colin Mann

Foxtel partners with Commscope for iQ5 device

CommScope, a global player in home networking solutions, has been selected by Australia’s Foxtel to provide their subscribers with the new iQ5 streaming set top box solution. The iQ5 set top box boasts a plug and play set-up, allowing customers to be streaming over 50,000 hours of content within minutes, with no cable or satellite […]

November 22, 2021

Vodafone, Technicolor DOCSIS 3.1 deal

Connectivity and entertainment technologist Technicolor Connected Home and multiplay telco Vodafone have announced plans to deploy next generation gateways with Wi-Fi 6 capabilities throughout Germany in 2021. This anticipated rollout of customer premises equipment (CPE) further solidifies the strong collaboration between the two companies which began in 2019 with the deployment of Technicolor DOCSIS 3.1 […]

November 19, 2021

$31m piracy penalty for ChitramTV

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas has entered a Judgment and Injunction against ChitramTV, a popular South Asian pirate IPTV service. The Court found that ChitramTV wilfully infringed 207 registered copyrighted works and imposed the maximum statutory penalty of $150,000 (€132,567) per work, $31,050,000 in total. The Federal Court in […]

November 17, 2021By Colin Mann