Advanced Television

STB

Zoran wins Irdeto certification for pay-TV STBs

Zoran has announced that Irdeto, the global expert in securing and delivering premium content and digital assets, has certified its SupraXD 170 and SupraXD 180 processors for the secure delivery of digital content to pay-TV STBs that use Irdeto’s Conditional Access System (CAS). Zoran is also working with Irdeto to certify additional Zoran processors later […]

September 21, 2010

Oregan to launch Onyx HD Internet media player

Oregan Networks, a developer of media browsing technologies for television, has announced imminent launch of the Onyx STB manufactured by Korea-based Consumer Electronics brand Digital Streams. The new device offers a simple way for consumers to stream UK’s popular Internet video services and music, as well as accessing photo sharing and social networking sites on […]

September 20, 2010

Pace hires Nokia man to drive convergence

Pace plc has today announced the appointment of Dr Mark Loughran, currently Managing Director of Nokia UK & Ireland, as the President of a new business division, Pace Enterprise. Loughran will spearhead the development of Pace’s international IP, gateway and Networks businesses as part of the Group’s strategy to enable converged digital services for operators. […]

September 20, 2010

Strong licenses Thomson name

Strong it is to license the Thomson brand for its range of high end set-top boxes with embedded conditional access systems for Pay TV operators, for retail distribution networks covering all of Europe, and selected countries in the Middle East and Africa. Khaled Debs, CEO of Strong said: “Thomson brand has always been an A […]

September 16, 2010

Technicolor to supply HD STBs to Astro

Technicolor has won a further contract from Astro, Malaysia’s leading integrated cross-media group. Already an established supplier of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 STBs for standard definition broadcasting, Technicolor is now to supply HD MPEG-4 STBs with local recording capability to support Astro’s move to offer more technology-adapting services and products to its near 3 million customer […]

September 16, 2010

Boxee OTT STB

Boxee will begin shipping its Internet TV STBs across Europe in November, it says. The box, manufactured by D-Link says the cost will be £199 (E240). The Boxee Box will also be available in Canada and Australia. In the US the device will be available exclusively from Amazon for pre-launch orders. The Boxee Box will […]

September 15, 2010

Intel inside smart TV

Intel has unveiled SoCs for smart TVs. At its annual launch event Intel debuted two new Atom chips with the CE4200 series designed for ‘blending’ TV and web browsing. “We’ve got to cover a lot of territory and as Atom is coming into these market segments where Intel architecture hasn’t been before we’re really trying […]

September 15, 2010

Super Slim DVR

EchoStar Europe announced has debuted what it considers to be the slimmest digital video recorder (DVR) in the world. The state-of-the-art case houses all the technology you’d expect from a high-end DVR including solid state recording and conditional access, and while measuring just 9mm in height, it is a fraction of the size of other […]

September 11, 2010From Nick Snow in Amsterdam

Emerging DTH markets propel STB shipment growth

  Demand for satellite STBs in emerging markets such as India and China will drive STB shipments in 2010 as many advanced markets recover from the global economic slowdown. According to a report by IMS Research, Brazil, China, India, and Indonesia will account for more than 40 per cent of all pay and free-to-air satellite […]

September 10, 2010

Jungo to enable WiFi and 3G on STBs

  Jungo, provider of connectivity software and driver development tools, has announced the launch of its advanced TV STB USB connectivity software solution. The new solution connects a standard STB to any home or wireless network via USB. By utilising the STB’s USB port, which is standard on the majority of new devices, the Jungo […]

September 10, 2010