Advanced Television

STB

Netgem eyes Pirelli

Following rumours on financial sites Netgem confirms it is evaluating the acquisition of Pirelli Broadband Solutions, as part of non exclusive discussions. Installed in over 3 million homes around the world, Netgem’s set-top-boxes and software are deployed by customers such as: SFR in France, Telstra in Australia, Monaco Telecom, Telekom Slovenia, Elisa in Finland, Spec-Com […]

October 13, 2010

STRONG launches high performance HD+ Satellite Receiver SRT 7805

ARD, ZDF and five other broadcasters transmit High Definition programmes free-to-air in Germany  whereas RTL, SAT1, Pro7, VOX, Kabel1 and SPORT1, which is starting from November 1 st, can  only be received with an HD+ compatible satellite receiver. Set-top box specialist STRONG is now  launching its fully equipped SRT 7805 satellite receiver. With its built-in […]

October 13, 2010

Research: Digital STB market to hit 226m shipments in 2015

The worldwide market for digital STBs – including hard-to-track free-to-air (FTA) satellite (DBS) boxes – will grow from 205 million in 2010 to 226 million in 2015 according to ABI Research. Shipments in North America and Western Europe are falling following largely successful digital transitions, while Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Eastern Europe all see significant […]

October 12, 2010

Capablue launches Connected

Capablue, the Web – TV convergence agency, has launched Connected, its fully customisable portal platform for multiple devices and content platforms. Connected is a platform for the rapid development and deployment of video sites to TVs. Developed in partnership with Brightcove and TV Genius, it delivers a simple managed solution for content owners to provide […]

October 8, 2010

Logitech’s $300 Google TV controller

Logitech has unveiled Logitech Revue with Google TV, a compact, plug-and-play companion box with its Logitech Keyboard Controller, which together provide control over the Google TV experience and home-entertainment devices. The Logitech Revue was first announced at Google’s conference in May, but few details were available, the device is listed for pre-order on Logitech’s website […]

October 7, 2010

Arion’s successful OP biz

Arion Technology, a leading Korean STB manufacturer is making surprising success in global biddings for major operators with new developed secured CA STB these days. Arion’s goal for 2011-2013 is 100% growth every year with 4-5 major customers like DishTV, Telmex and more than 30 operators with CA secured SD HD, PVR and Hybrid STB […]

October 4, 2010

TiVo, Roku offer Hulu Plus

TiVo and streaming player Roku have both announced content partnerships with Hulu Plus, the new subscription model online TV service. Both will make a Hulu Plus channel available to subscribers in the coming months for a $9.99 subscription fee. “We’re thrilled to be able to provide Hulu Plus subscribers with the most inexpensive device to […]

September 29, 2010

Sony unveils Internet TV STB

Sony has unveiled a set-top box that will bring Bravia Internet TV and DLNA media sharing features built into its TVs and Blu-ray players on other makers TVs. The SMP-N100’s content feeds are accessed through Sony’s XMB user interface, which allows users to access the likes of Lovefilm, BBC iPlayer, Demand Five, YouTube, FIFA football […]

September 27, 2010

Roku HD streaming players

Roku, the OTT STB maker, has unveiled its new product line-up, with up to 1080p HD streaming support and Instant Replay, the three new players are shipping immediately at prices starting from $59.99. All models feature high-definition playback as well as support for older, standard definition TVs. The three new Roku models are: the entry-level […]

September 23, 2010

Pay-TV STB shipments set to fall

Pay TV STB shipment volumes reach an all time high in 2009 with 127 million units shipped according to research by Screen Digest. Despite a 3 per cent growth in volumes the value of the industry fell to E9.2 billion. Motorola remained the number one pay TV set-top box vendor by shipment volumes with Pace […]

September 22, 2010