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Sky Italia, Open Fiber agree OTT deal

In a move designed to boost the take-up of fibre and pay-TV services across Italy, Sky Italia and fibre optic infrastructure provider Open Fiber have agreed a long-term deal to…

IP bodies warn of big-fight illegal streaming risks

IP bodies warn of big-fight illegal streaming risks

One of the UK’s leading intellectual property (IP) protection organisations has joined forces with the national police unit which leads the response to tackling IP crime to warn users of…

Australia: Vodafone TV with Netflix

Australia: Vodafone TV with Netflix

As part of its ongoing commitment to deliver better broadband to Australians, multiplay telco Vodafone is partnering with Netflix and launching Vodafone TV, its first-ever streaming media device. Starting immediately…

EKT integrates Quadrille Mstore

EKT, a company specialising in the design and manufacture of STB solutions and Quadrille, an independent software vendor for content delivery over broadcast networks, have announced the completion of the…

Movistar finalises 4K STB launch

Movistar finalises 4K STB launch

Telefónica’s pay-TV platform Movistar Plus will quadruple the picture quality of its TV over the coming days with the launch of its new 4K STB. The new device will allow…

Pirate box seller hit with fine

A long-running case involving the sale of illegal TV boxes online has seen the offender ordered to pay back almost £5,000 (€5,722). Mark Hindley, of Lymm, Cheshire, in the northwest…

Ericsson MediaFirst on Amlogic’s STB chipset

A collaboration between Ericsson Media Solutions and Amlogic will make Ericsson’s MediaFirst middleware available via Amlogic’s chipsets. Supported by its high performance central processing unit (CPU) and graphics processing unit…

STB energy usage to shrink another 20%

STB energy usage to shrink another 20%

The amount of energy consumed by the set-top boxes used to access pay-TV in homes is due to go down another 20 per cent due to new commitments made by…

Portugal’s Meo launches 4K STB

Portuguese quad-play operator Meo (Altice Portugal) has launched a new 4K Wi-Fi set-top box and new user interface. The main feature of the ‘Sophia’ STB is that it can be…

AT&T hit with $2m fine for STBs

The Chilean Supreme Court has upheld a decision to penalise American giant telco AT&T a total of Chilean Pesos 2 billion ($2m) because its DirecTV subsidiary used “uncertified” set-top boxes…