Advanced Television


Proximus launches new STB and apps powered by 3SS

3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a provider of software solutions for set-top boxes (STB), smart TV, multiscreen and in-vehicle entertainment, has announced that Belgian telco Proximus has launched several new apps to further enhance reach and device variety for its super-aggregated Pickx service. 3SS has designed and delivered new Pickx apps for Apple TV, and iOS […]

March 14, 2024

TV demographic modelling partnership

datafuelX, a specialist in analytics and technology for multi-currency, cross-platform solutions, is partnering with MRI-Simmons, a provider of insights on the American consumer, to enable the scoring of device-level TV viewing data sets with age/sex propensities and other MRI-Simmons attributes for targeted advertising sales, and pre- and post-campaign reporting. This service will be offered to […]

January 25, 2024

Tele Columbus goes live with PŸUR TV STB

3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a provider of software solutions for STB, smart TV, multiscreen and in-vehicle entertainment, has announced that German operator Tele Columbus has gone live with its next-generation hybrid STB service PŸUR TV. The new PŸUR TV hybrid DVB-C (cable) plus OTT STB, based on Android TV Operator Tier and manufactured by Sagemcom, is delivering […]

December 6, 2023

Heavy fines for Astro piracy

The Johor Bahru Sessions Court in Malaysia has charged an individual, Lee Ah Moy,  for selling TV boxes pre-loaded with unauthorised Astro content under Section 43AA (1)(c) of the Copyright Act 1987. He was fined RM16,000 (€3,140) in default three months imprisonment. The offence was committed on November 3rd 2022 in a retail outlet in […]

November 22, 2023By Colin Mann

UK Government responds to Media Bill scrutiny

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons has published the Government response to its reports on the draft Media Bill. The Bill was introduced to Parliament after its inclusion in the King’s Speech. The Secretary of State confirmed that the Government has accepted the majority of recommendations made by the […]

November 17, 2023By Colin Mann

Vantiva to acquire CommScope Home Networks

Connected technology specialist Vantiva, formerly known as Technicolor, has entered into a call option agreement with comms technologist CommScope to acquire CommScope’s Home Networks division, a provider of devices that supply residential connectivity and video set-top box solutions. The planned acquisition of CommScope Home Networks represents a transformational transaction for Vantiva, as it would significantly […]

October 3, 2023By Colin Mann

Fine for Astro ISD pirate

The Petaling Jaya Sessions Court in Malaysia has charged salesperson, Nazwan Bin Zainal Abidin RM33,000 (€6,643) for selling TV boxes pre-loaded with unauthorised Astro content under Section 43AA(1)(h) Copy Right Act 1987. He pleaded guilty to the charges and paid the fine. Nazwan committed the offence on June 14th 2023 at a retail outlet at […]

October 2, 2023By Colin Mann

Jail term in Sky piracy case

Two men have been sentenced at Belfast Crown Court following an investigation by detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland, supported by investigators from Sky, into the illegal sale of devices used for provision of pirated TV channels, and the supply of streaming services (IPTV). The operation, which took place between September 2018 and […]

September 28, 2023By Colin Mann

France: Pluto TV on Bouygues Telecom STBs

Pluto TV, the FAST TV service, has announced its launch on Bouygues Telecom STBs in France. The Pluto TV app is now available on the Miami, Bbox 4K and Bbox 4K HDR set-top-boxes, offering the French public free access to over 100 curated channels. This partnership is the first of its kind with a telecommunications […]

September 28, 2023

MPs seek Media Bill changes

Obligations on smart TVs, firesticks and set-top boxes to ensure public service broadcasters (PSBs) are prominent on their platforms should be strengthened, according to the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. In its report on the draft Media Bill, the Committee also wants to see current obligations on PSBs to provide programming […]

September 22, 2023By Colin Mann