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EchoStar: ‘Win some, lose some’

EchoStar and sister company Dish Network on April 20 lost the latest round of its long-running litigation with DVR-technology company TiVo. The US Court of Appeals said that EchoStar continued…

Verizon upgrades FiOS TV

Verizon has unveiled the next generation of its all-fibre-optic FiOS TV The company used customer feedback gained from its product development labs, field trials and social media forums to create…

Sky wins ECJ case to exempt PVRs from tax

The European Court of Justice has agreed with British Sky Broadcasting and overturned the UK tax authority’s classification of a PVR and, thereby, exempted it from import duty. The Inland…

EchoStar Freesat+ DVR with SlingLoaded TV anywhere

EchoStar Europe have unveilled their SlingLoaded HDS-600RS, a HD digital video recorder (DVR) to combine Freesat+ features with Sling Media’s place-shifting ability, enabling TV anywhere, on all popular smartphones and…

TiVo needs cash injection

TiVo needs cash injection

TiVo shares fell back 3.4 per cent (to $8.75) after telling shareholders that it was offering $120 million in convertible senior notes to investment institutions. The notes are due 2016.…

TiVo discounting decimates profit

TiVo discounting decimates profit

TiVo has revealed that its Q4 net loss more than tripled after the company dumped deep-discount digital video recorder boxes during the holiday season and racked up legal fees in…

Eurostar and Pace win Etisalat deal

Eurostar and Pace have been appointed by Etisalat to enable delivery of digital TV services to its customers. To enable the rollout of Etisalat’s eLife triple play services through the…

New services boost Digital Plus

The addition of HDTV channels and PVR capabilities are giving a new boost to Spain’s digital satellite platform Digital Plus. As a whole, the company added 29,468 new clients in…

Wanna Roadmap? Get a Brazilian…

Now I’ve got your attention I’ll explain. A session here at Cable Congress posed the question what should operator’s digital home strategies be? No surprise that everybody nodded enthusiastically to…

VOD in 50% US homes by 2016

The revised year-end 2016 forecast for DVR Subscriber Households now stands at 61.8 million (50 per cent of TV households), up from 37.9 million (32 per cent of TV households)…