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Technicolor Ruby STB integrates Google Services, Netflix

Ruby, the new Technicolor Connected Home STB powered by Android TV, has integrated Google services and Netflix for network service providers (NSPs) operating in emerging economies. This creates new opportunities…

ABS-CBN files $4m piracy suit

ABS-CBN files $4m piracy suit

Filipino media and entertainment group ABS-CBN has filed a $4 million (€3.59m) lawsuit against a Texas resident and a streaming service for allegedly pirating its content through illegal set-top boxes.…

Netflix names Amino as Hailstorm partner

Amino has been unveiled by Netflix as a Hailstorm Partner during the APAC Android TV Summit in Bangkok. Hailstorm is the Netflix initiative designed to reduce the effort of integration…

Irdeto, Amlogic launch Netflix-integrated Hailstorm platform

Irdeto, the digital platform security solution provider, and Amlogic, a fabless semiconductor company, have launched a set-top box (STB) platform that is pre-certified under the Netflix Hailstorm Hybrid programme. The…

Malaysia: Astro launches Ultra Box

The Astro Ultra Box has launched in Malaysia. The Ultra experience includes 4K UHD, Cloud Recording and a new user interface that is seamless across device screens, improved content recommendations…

Irdeto, Amlogic, Skyworth partner on hybrid STB

Irdeto has partnered with Amlogic, a fabless semiconductor company, and Skyworth Digital, an STB manufacturer, to launch a production-ready hybrid STB reference design under Google’s Android TV programme. This provides…

NAGRA, SDMC, Amlogic collaborate on Android TV solution

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, together with SDMC, a professional Google-certified company for Android TV smart STBs, and Amlogic, a…

BBC, Sky content and technology partnership

Sky and the BBC have agreed a new partnership that will see the two broadcasters collaborate across content and technology. As part of the wide-ranging partnership, the BBC iPlayer app…

Looper Insights launches SEE for STB

Looper Insights, the VoD optimisation company for the film and television industries, has launched Looper Insights SEE for STB, a set-top box-specific solution for VoD optimisation. Studios and stores can…

EU bars Broadcom exclusive TV chip deals

The EU has ordered Broadcom to halt exclusivity deals with six TV and modem makers for up to three years while EU antitrust authorities investigate whether these agreements have an…

IDC: Consumer tech-spend $1.7 trillion this year

IDC: Consumer tech-spend $1.7 trillion this year

Consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach $1.69 trillion (€1.53tn) in 2019, an increase of 5.3 per cent over 2018. According to the latest Worldwide Semiannual Connected Consumer Spending…

CommScope expands partnership with Foxtel

CommScope expands partnership with Foxtel

CommScope has announced its continued partnership with Foxtel, Australia’s leading pay-TV operator, to bring The New Foxtel Experience to subscribers across the country. The New Foxtel Experience leverages CommScope technology…

beoutQ ISD seller convicted

beoutQ ISD seller convicted

A retailer in London has been convicted at the City of London Magistrates’ Court for selling illegal streaming devices (ISDs) which gave access to unauthorised Premier League broadcasts and other…

Research: Sneaky fees ramp up cable bills

Research: Sneaky fees ramp up cable bills

Among all the sneaky, add-on fees that plague American consumers these days, none are more common than those lurking in their cable bills, according to the consumers advice body Consumer…

Confusion over new Court victory for TiVo

TiVo won another important patent victory over Comcast in a New York court on October 2nd. However, there is confusion over comments – and promises – made in the court.…

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