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Report: Drivers behind STB OS decisions

Set Top Box (STB) Operating System (OS) selection, design and deployment, is being impacted by the increasing importance of streaming, intensifying market competition and rising consumer desire for a better user experience, according to a report. Independently researched and produced by Caretta Research and sponsored by connected TV technology experts iWedia, part of the ZEGi […]

January 24, 2023

IPO, Meta: ‘SVoD password-sharing illegal’

The UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and Meta have worked together to create guidance on avoiding piracy and counterfeit goods online. “Piracy is a major issue for the entertainment and creative industries,” says the IPO. “Pasting Internet images into your social media, password sharing on streaming services and accessing the latest films, TV series or […]

December 20, 2022By Colin Mann

Dish Network launches Hopper Plus

Dish Network has announced the nationwide US launch of its new Hopper Plus entertainment system. Three new 4K devices — Hopper Plus, Joey 4 and Wireless Joey 4 — are now seamlessly integrated with the Hopper whole-home DVR system. Hopper Plus makes TV easy with everything built into the user’s Dish Home screen, including live […]

September 7, 2022

MEO expands Connected TV, Cloud DVR services with Velocix

Carrier-grade video streaming and ad tech supplier Velocix has announced that its content delivery network (CDN) and recording management (VRM) software has been deployed by MEO, a consumer brand of Altice Portugal, to expand its Apple TV and Android TV based video services. MEO, Portugal’s largest pay TV provider by market share, provides internet, video, […]

June 29, 2022

CommScope, Orange Moldova STB partnership

CommScope, a global player in home network solutions, has partnered with Orange Moldova to provide their subscribers with the latest generation of set tops powered by Android TV designed to provide both live television and premium streaming services. With the launch of the Orange TV Box 4K, Orange Moldova will offer their subscribers the next […]

April 28, 2022

Report: Smart home devices market grew 11.7% in 2021

The global market for smart home devices grew 11.7 per cent in 2021 compared to 2020 with more than 895 million devices shipped, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device Tracker. Notwithstanding the market volatility due to the pandemic and its impact on supply chains as well as demand-side shocks, IDC […]

April 27, 2022

Orange Belgium selects MediaKind

MediaKind has been selected by Orange Belgium to provide enriched consumer experiences to its subscribers across a range of devices. MediaKind’s Video Storage and Processing Platform (VSPP) and Encoding Live solutions have been deployed to enable a series of new targeted services that are set to launch on Orange Belgium’s smart devices. The smart devices […]

April 19, 2022

TiVo, NCC sign Master Services Agreement

Entertainment technologist TiVo has signed a Master Services Agreement with US cable industry body the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), which operates as a programming, broadband solutions and hardware purchasing organisation. This concerns the newly-acquired MobiTV assets with the NCTC and its member companies, giving NCTC members the opportunity to continue to receive the MobiTV […]

June 16, 2021

Research: 76% say tech has positive impact on TV sport

Instant replays, slow motion and the ability to rewind live TV are fans’ favourite innovations in sports broadcast, according to research commissioned by BT Sport. Meanwhile, teletext and waiting for Match of the Day highlights on Saturdays make more fans nostalgic than any other aspect of sports broadcast. A survey of 2,000 sport fans across […]

May 20, 2021

Latest ATV streaming interviews

  Atv talks to Martin Bergenwall of Verimatrix about Streamkeeper and the all-new hyper-flexible SaaS Secure Delivery Platform Founder Roy Taylor talks to A-tv about Ryff, the  AI driven product placement solution and market. ATV talks to Christian Lefebvre of Technicolor about the changing landscape of OTT and the abiding importance of the STB and […]

April 23, 2021