Advanced Television

STB

Irdeto enables access to premium streaming content on the Boxee Box by D-Link

Irdeto, a global software security and media technology company, has announced its patented Cloakware technology has been chosen by D-Link to protect premium streaming content on the Boxee Box by D-Link, the first branded set-top box for Boxee’s award-winning media platform. Irdeto’s advanced security software will be especially critical in porting and protecting access to […]

January 7, 2011

DECE talks up UltraViolet

The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), a cross-industry consortium dedicated to creating a consumer-friendly open market for digital content distribution, has announced a series of milestones in the development and availability of UltraViolet. UltraViolet will allow consumers to purchase digital content and watch it wherever, whenever. Consumers who purchase UltraViolet entertainment will have a consistent […]

January 6, 2011

SeaChange’s VividLogic tru2Way for Technicolor

Global multi-screen video software company SeaChange has inked an agreement with Technicolor that will bring its VividLogic tru2way software stack to Technicolor’s range of next-generation digital set-top boxes in 2011. The standards-based product integration places VividLogic software on Intel CE media processors in Technicolor set-top boxes that will enable North American cable operators to roll […]

January 6, 2011

Amino launches Freedom Jump

Amino Communications is to launch a new ‘companion’ set-top box at CES 2011 aimed at network operators seeking to add OTT functionality to their established pay-TV and broadcast offerings. The new device – the Freedom Jump – is designed to complement existing cable and satellite set-top boxes, working alongside them to offer access to the […]

January 5, 2011

Research: STB market revenue $6bn by 2014

The DTT set top box market continues to expand, as countries migrate from standard definition TV to high definition programmes, and digital video recorders become more important.  New products like hybrid web-to-TV set top boxes also will contribute to the long-term growth of DTT STBs pushing revenues to nearly $6 billion by 2014, says In-Stat. […]

December 22, 2010

Pace powers Comcast’s Xfinity Spectrum

UK’s Pace has developed a four-tuner HD digital video recorder that Comcast is using to test Xfinity Spectrum, a service that blends TV programming with Internet content including e-mail and YouTube video clips, according to documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission. “Comcast’s Xfinity Spectrum brings you the best of TV and the Internet,” according […]

December 22, 2010

Opera provides anytime access to iPlayer

Opera Software is now able to offer a BBC iPlayer compatible version of its browser to the consumer electronics industry, for use on connected televisions, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes. The broadcaster allows users in the UK free access to favourite television and radio programmes from the past week. The Opera Devices SDK has been […]

December 22, 2010

Italy ends 2010 with over 40m active digital TV boxes

At the end of 2010, Italy has over 40 million active digital TV boxes and a total of 30 TV channels available in HD, according to data published by HD Forum Italia (HDFI). In the DTH segment, some 2.4 million Sky Italia subscribers, or 50 per cent of the subscriber base (totalling 4.8 million), are […]

December 17, 2010From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Free’s new box set and package

French broadband and IPTV supplier Free (part of the Iliad group) has unveiled its new box and package with Iliad’s chairman Xavier Niel describing the new box as a “revolution”.  It consists, in fact, of a pair of boxes, designed by the leading stylist Philippe Starck. The modem box has a fibre and ADSL modem, […]

December 14, 2010From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris

Hannu Pro to distribute Bridge Technologies monitoring solutions in Baltic States

Bridge Technologies has announced a partnership with lBaltic-states system integrator Hannu Pro. Based in Riga, Latvia, Hannu Pro represents more than 50 global broadcast equipment and software manufacturers, and the company’s portfolio now includes the VideoBRIDGE line of digital media monitoring products. VideoBRIDGE is the most comprehensive advanced headend-to-set-top-box monitoring solution available to broadcasters, telcos, […]

December 14, 2010