Advanced Television

STB

Home Networks feature from Euromedia 2010

Home Networks Feature Euromedia MAR/APR 2010 THE SEAMLESS TRANSPORT OF ANY MEDIA TO ANY DEVICE AROUND THE HOME IS THE MOST IMPORTANT NEAR-TERM CHALLENGE FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS. IT IS A SIMPLE PROBLEM THAT HAS MANY – OFTEN COMPLEX – SOLUTIONS. COLIN MANN FINDS OUT WHAT THE OPTIONS ARE FROM A RANGE OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS

August 13, 2010

Altibox deploys Agama STB

Agama Technologies has confirmed that the Norwegian triple-play service provider Altibox (formerly Lyse Tele) has selected to commercially deploy a full-scale Agama Embedded Monitoring Solution in their set-top box population. The installation monitors both IPTV and VOD services, and enables Altibox to ensure the quality of experience with their substantial and growing subscriber base.

March 17, 2010

TiVo recommends deal

The alliance is part of a push by TiVo to differentiate itself from digital video recorders offered by cable companies, which have managed to find a bigger audience.

August 28, 2008

TiVo: rare profit

Revenue climbed 4% to $65.2 million, though that disappointed some analysts expecting a bigger gain. Significantly-lower marketing costs compared to a year ago helped boost profits. The company had 1.7 million TiVo-owned subscriptions at the end of the quarter, which declined slightly. But TiVo is looking for a boost from deals with multichannel platforms. TiVo's […]

August 28, 2008

TV shipments up 11% in North America

North America enjoyed particularly strong growth in Q2 with total TV shipments surging 28 per cent year on year after just 5 per cent growth in Q1 of 2008 and negative growth during most of 2007. The strong shipments in North America reflect introduction of new, lower-cost, flat panel TV models to the US market […]

August 26, 2008

Brits break free of TV schedule

Of the tens of millions of Brits now watching digital TV, almost half (48 per cent) in the survey say they now control what they watch and when they watch it using digital video recording (DVR). The biggest reasons for the popularity in digital TV and DVR is to avoid scheduling conflicts but also gives […]

August 20, 2008

IPTV equipment posts strong growth in Q2

The Synergy report finds that IPTV equipment sales continue to be driven by upgrades to Carrier networks, especially at the Edge, handling the surge in subscriber and traffic growth. Synergy anticipates Worldwide IPTV subscribers are set to increase substantially over the next two years and approach close to 40 million by 2010. Synergy research further […]

August 19, 2008

Brits hit by obsolete DTT STBs

Freeview had warned customers about the upgrade process via local media. It estimated that 230,000 of the 23 million Freeview boxes sold to date would no longer work. These were early models, made before the industry-standard ';digital tick' logo came into effect in May 2006 to indicate that equipment was designed to work through the […]

August 15, 2008

Video server markets to reach $1.5 billion

"Cable, broadcast and telco TV are all highly competitive markets for video servers," noted ABI Research industry analyst Zippy Aima. "Cable and broadcast are the more traditional modes of entertainment for consumers, but cable providers and telcos have been quicker to adapt to market trends and to offer innovative consumer services. But to remain competitive, […]

August 14, 2008