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Technicolor, Bouygues Telecom team for 4K STB

Technicolor Connected Home has partnered with Bouygues Telecom – the network service providers in France with over 26.2 million fixed and mobile subscribers – to develop and deploy an Android 4K UHD STB integrated with Wi-Fi that delivers video experiences for consumers across the French market. The flexible open platform, called Bbox 4K HDR, allows […]

March 25, 2022

TalkTalk rolls out new 4K TV Box

The new TalkTalk TV 4K Box is available on new and existing fibre plans, offering a selection of UHD entertainment for £4 a month. The new 4K TV Box offers more choice for TalkTalk TV customers, giving access to more than 70 channels and on-demand players through the Netgem TV interface, with more apps and […]

March 21, 2022

Singapore court orders illegal streaming site blocking

The Asia Video Industry Association’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) has commended the Singapore High Court for granting an Order to block 30 illegal streaming sites and almost 150 associated domains responsible for the distribution of considerable quantities of illegally streamed content in Singapore. The Order was obtained by CAP members, BBC Studios, Discovery Communications, LaLiga, […]

March 1, 2022By Colin Mann

Allente launches next-gen Android TV service

3 Screen Solutions (3SS) and KAONMEDIA have announced that Nordic pay-TV giant Allente has launched its next-generation super-aggregated TV services for Scandinavia on an Android TV STB, supporting DTH satellite, IPTV and OTT. KAON BCM72180 PVR STBs (set-top box) will be available to Allente’s 1 million+ subscribers, enabled by KAON middleware, NAGRA Media CAS, Broadcom […]

February 22, 2022

Netgem powers Zeop multiscreen TV

Reunion-based triple play fibre operator Zeop is launching a next-generation multi-screen television service, ZEOPTV. ZEOPTV offers an enhanced entertainment streaming experience to all fibre subscribers who can watch any live or on-demand content on any screen, whether on their iOS, Android or PC/MAC devices, and for the first time on the NetgemTV- powered platform also […]

February 17, 2022By Colin Mann

Forecast: STB market at $20bn by 2028

Despite the proliferation of smart TVs, the market for STBs is still huge and a report from Global Market Insights (GMI) forecasts that STBs will expand again (after the pandemic saw reduced sales and installations) in many regions and the amrket will be worth $20 billion (€17.7bn) by 2028. The pandemic also saw the much-reported […]

February 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

NetRange, IK World STB partnership

NetRange, a global provider of white-labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems, has announced its partnership with IK World, the OTT STB ODM in China. This collaboration provides IK World with a combination of ACCESS’s NetFront Browser BE and NetRange’s NetRange Smart STB App Store on AOSP. “Our number one priority is to ensure that […]

February 2, 2022

Avatel TV launches in Spain

Avatel, a local telco operator operating mainly in rural areas, has launched Avatel TV, a platform developed by Viaccess Orca with up to 50 TV channels and a catalogue of 6,000 cinema, TV series and documentary titles. With a 4K STB based on Android technology, subscribers have access to the TV offer through two different […]

January 19, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Forecast: US consumer tech revs to reach $505bn

The US consumer technology industry is projected to generate over $505 billion (€467bn) in retail sales revenue for the first time ever according to a new forecast from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The projection represents a 2.8 per cent revenue increase from 2021’s impressive 9.6 per cent growth over 2020. Strong demand for smartphones, […]

January 6, 2022

EKTRA selects CommScope’s home networks

CommScope, a global player in home network solutions, has partnered with EKTRA to provide its Balticum TV customers in Lithuania with the VIP7100 UHD set top solution. The VIP7100 is an interactive IP set top powered by the Android TV operating system (OS) and allows subscribers to enable both linear TV and various OTT streaming […]

December 21, 2021