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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

Netgem TV full fibre, TV bundles for BrawBand

Scottish FTTP broadband provider BrawBand, is partnering with telco TV specialist Netgem TV to enable its customers to access over 200 channels, including Premier Sports, available at home or on a mobile device. BrawBand customers will also have access to the Freeview Play service, making use of hundreds of extra box sets and movies for […]

December 17, 2021

Loewe returns to UK market wth Netgem

German luxury TV-maker Loewe has relaunched in the UK with its high-end, top-quality TV sets. This comes after the brand initially left the UK in July 2019, but returned following what has been described as a ‘significant investment’ from international technology investment company Skytec. Loewe will be partnering with Netgem TV in the UK, which […]

December 10, 2021By Colin Mann

CIMM plans converged TV measurement provider guide

The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) plans to develop a Guide to Converged TV Measurement Providers, which upon completion will provide a landscape of the entire Converged TV measurement ecosystem in the US, as well as a comparative analysis of the companies who are conducting converged TV audience measurement. At a time of renewed […]

December 2, 2021

Arrests in illegal IPTV crackdown

Officers from Leicestershire Police in the UK’s East Midlands have executed a warrant as part of a crackdown on illegal streaming services. Police visited an address in Oadby and two people – a man aged 33 and a 48-year-old woman – were arrested on suspicion of infringing copyright by communicating work. A variety of equipment […]

November 30, 2021By Colin Mann

Foxtel partners with Commscope for iQ5 device

CommScope, a global player in home networking solutions, has been selected by Australia’s Foxtel to provide their subscribers with the new iQ5 streaming set top box solution. The iQ5 set top box boasts a plug and play set-up, allowing customers to be streaming over 50,000 hours of content within minutes, with no cable or satellite […]

November 22, 2021

$31m piracy penalty for ChitramTV

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas has entered a Judgment and Injunction against ChitramTV, a popular South Asian pirate IPTV service. The Court found that ChitramTV wilfully infringed 207 registered copyrighted works and imposed the maximum statutory penalty of $150,000 (€132,567) per work, $31,050,000 in total. The Federal Court in […]

November 17, 2021By Colin Mann

FTC approves Broadcom anticompetitive conduct order

Following a public comment period, the US’s Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Broadcom Inc. illegally monopolised markets for semiconductor components used to deliver television and broadband Internet services through exclusive dealing and related conduct. According to the complaint, which was first announced in June 2021, Broadcom is a monopolist […]

November 8, 2021By Colin Mann