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Manhattan launches first Freeview PVR

UK STB specialists Manhattan has launched its first Freeview PVR. The T2-R offers over 70 subscription-free Freeview channels plus 15 in HD, a 500GB hard drive capable of storing up…

TiVo stock dives on Amazon PVR plan

TiVo stock dives on Amazon PVR plan

TiVo shares crashed 10 per cent at one point on August 17th when news emerged that Amazon is contemplating building its own TV recorder. TiVo shares were already under pressure…

US: Energy-efficient STBs save $3.5bn

US: Energy-efficient STBs save $3.5bn

Consumers have saved $3.5 billion, and more than 20 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have been avoided as a result of the voluntary set-top box energy conservation…

TiVo seeking “strategic alternatives”

TiVo’s newly-appointed interim CEO Raghu Rau, in position for just a month, confirmed to analysts on the company’s Q2 results presentation that it is conducting a very comprehensive review and…

41% of streaming device owners use daily

41% of streaming device owners use daily

Parks Associates has published research showing streaming media players are the most frequently used Internet-connected entertainment device, with 41 per cent of owners using their players daily or almost daily.…

NZ: Freeview new On Demand platform

New Zealand digital terrestrial TV service Freeview has commenced roll-out of a new On Demand TV Platform to replace the existing FreeviewPlus service. Implemented in collaboration with leading New Zealand…

TiVo exits own STB business

TiVo says it is exiting its own manufacturing, sales and distribution of set-top boxes to a yet-undisclosed third party. CEO Enrique Rodriguez, talking to analysts on its Q1 earnings call,…

Sling expands Cloud DVR to more devices

Sling expands Cloud DVR to more devices

US OTT service Sling is expanding its Cloud DVR to Chrome browser, Chromecast, Xbox One, LG Smart TVs and 2016 and 2017 models of Samsung Smart TVs. In a statement,…

Sky Deutschland launching Sky Q in May

Sky Deutschland will launch the advanced Sky Q service next month. Sky Q will be available to all its pay-TV  subscribers in Germany and Austria, with Sky+ Pro subscribers receiving…

TiVo mulls strategic options

TiVo mulls strategic options

Entertainment technology and audience insights specialist TiVo has revealed it is exploring a range of strategic alternatives to realise long-term shareholder value. These options range from transformative acquisitions that would…

Sky Q enhanced; adds Spotify

Sky has announced the next stage in the development of its Sky Q home entertainment platform. Beginning in March 2018, Sky will progressively roll out product features that it says…

Virgin Media offers STB upgrade

Virgin Media offers STB upgrade

UK multiplay telco Virgin Media is offering existing Virgin TV customers a free upgrade to its V6 box, giving them access to what the operator says is the very-best connected…

DISH releases Hopper Duo Smart DVR

DISH has released Hopper Duo in the US, a dual-tuner HD set-top solution for one and two-TV households. Hopper Duo packages the most essential features of DISH’s Hopper 3 for…

TiVo unveils Next-Gen Platform

TiVo unveils Next-Gen Platform

TiVo has announced the launch of its Next-Gen Platform – a future-proof solution that enables operators to effectively adapt to a rapidly changing market and emerging customer segments with a complete…

TiVo up for grabs?

TiVo up for grabs?

Reports from Wall Street suggest that entertainment technology and audience insights specialist TiVo might be in play. Numerous reports say that private equity buyers are looking at TiVo and its…