Advanced Television


Pakistan protests Indian STBs

Pakistan media officials are complaining about the number of DTH television boxes being smuggled into the country from India. The set-top boxes give Pakistani viewers access to hundreds of Indian and other international channels.  As far as Pakistan is concerned all these channels are illegal and unlicensed. Former information minister Javed Jabbar described the widespread […]

December 10, 2010By Chris Forrester

Tata Sky licenses StormTest

S3 Group has revealed Indian satellite TV provider, Tata Sky, has licensed its StormTest Development Centre solution for automated STB validation testing. Tata Sky is a joint venture between the TataGroup and Star. The Tata Group is one of India’s largest business conglomerates with operations in more than 80 countries across six continents and exporting […]

December 7, 2010

Altech Multimedia partners with Wyplay for next generation TV-centric software solutions

Wyplay, a global player in innovative TV-centric Operator software solutions, and Altech Multimedia, the international developer of interactive software solutions and digital Set-top Boxes (STBs), have unveilled their formal collaboration to integrate Wyplay’s STB Client software. Wyplay’s software solutions sit at the very heart of the connected home and power the top brand names in […]

December 6, 2010

Wyplay and Altech team for STBs

Wyplay, the TV-centric Operator software solutions, and Altech Multimedia, the developer of interactive software solutions and digital Set-top Boxes (STBs), have unveilled their formal collaboration to integrate Wyplay’s STB Client software. “This partnership complements Altech Multimedia’s broadband and broadcast product offerings to address convergence within the multimedia market,” said Peter Balchin, CEO of Altech Multimedia. […]

December 6, 2010

SmarDTV to purchase Iwedia assets

SmarDTV, a Kudelski company, has entered into an agreement to purchase certain assets from French technology company Iwedia including the transfer of all staff from Iwedia to SmarDTV. “We are delighted to announce our acquisition of the Iwedia team and assets” said Eric Chaubert, CEO of SmarDTV. “CI Plus is really building steam across Europe […]

December 3, 2010

Research: OTT video making its way on to STBs

MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) set-top box shipments surpassed MPEG-2-only set-top box shipments for the first time in 2010, with about 53 per cent of MPEG-4 shipments worldwide, suggests ABI Research. Despite the support for advanced encoding, however, pay-TV operators worldwide have been slow to support interactive features on set-top boxes. The research firm notes that historically, […]

November 25, 2010

Time Warner ‘TV essentials’ for struggling cable subs

Time Warner Cable has confirmed the launch of Time Warner Cable TV Essentials, a new video-only package designed to address the video needs of customers facing difficult choices during tough economic times. The Time Warner Cable TV Essentials Package will begin commercial trials in the coming weeks in Time Warner Cable’s New York City and […]

November 19, 2010

Orb TV controlled by smartphone app

Orb TV joins the fight for web-to-TV viewers in the US. The super thin Orb plugs directly into a television and streams content to the TV via a computer running free Orb software, called Orb Caster. The software acts like a personal content control tower. Joe Costello, chief executive and founder of Orb Networks, recognises […]

November 19, 2010

SFR new Evolution triple-play package

French telecoms operator SFR is launching a new ultra-high speed triple-play service. SFR’s Neufbox Evolution STB is equipped to deliver 3D TV shows and films, as well as delivering content to a user’s smartphone or PC. The service is priced at €34.99 per month – and comes complete with a bundle of voice calls, web […]

November 17, 2010

Ooyala content for Boxee Box

The Boxee Box by D-Link, which delivers movies, TV shows and video from the Internet to any TV, ships to customers in the US and Canada this week. Ooyala publishers will be among the very first to take advantage of this new content distribution channel. Ooyala, a provider of online video services and applications, has […]

November 10, 2010