Advanced Television


S Africa: Digital roll-out problems

eMedia Holdings, which owns the popular channels and Openview services in South Africa, is taking the government to court over declaring March 2022 closure of all analogue TV services. Indeed, the nation’s communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has ordered that analogue TV end their broadcasts by January 31st. eMedia has filed papers with South Africa’s […]

October 7, 2021By Chris Forrester

RDK DT’s broadband gateway software platform

RDK Management has confirmed that open source software platform RDK is being deployed as the global software platform for broadband gateways (i.e. modems/routers) throughout multiplay telco Deutsche Telekom’s fibre, DSL, and cable footprints. RDK standardises core functions used in broadband, video, and IoT connected devices. By standardising these functions, service providers can develop and deploy […]

October 7, 2021

Orange Slovensko launches Android TV STB on nangu.TV

nangu.TV, the media platform provider for IPTV and OTT services, has unveiled a new Android TV Operator Tier set-top box, run on the nangu.TV platform, in cooperation with Orange Slovensko and CommScope. Recently launched in the Slovak market, the new solution gives Orange customers a richer live and on-demand streaming entertainment experience. The joint efforts […]

October 4, 2021

Vodafone adds Facebook Watch to STB platform

Vodafone is to add Facebook Watch to Vodafone TV in Europe, becoming the first pay-TV operator in the region to offer the service on its set-top boxes. Vodafone TV is currently offering a cloud-based television service to 22 million customers across 10 markets in Europe, combining a variety of live and on-demand video content in […]

September 29, 2021

Comcast introduces XiOne streaming device

Leveraging its combined group technology expertise, Comcast has launched the XiOne, a new global wireless streaming device currently available in Italy and Germany to Sky Q customers and beginning its rollout in the United States to Xfinity Flex customers. In Europe, the XiOne enables the first delivery of video services over IP for Sky customers. […]

September 22, 2021

Pure Telecom launches Pure TV

In a first of its kind move in the Irish ISP market, Irish multiplay telco Pure Telecom is launching TV services, aiming to improve its reach, ARPU and customer tenure through aggressively-positioned Fibre and TV bundles. TV-as-a-Service provider Netgem TV will be powering Pure TV, which will leverage Netgem’s smart solutions for ISPs. Netgem partners […]

September 21, 2021By Colin Mann

Report: 25% of global advanced STBs running on Android TV

At Q2 2021, the Android TV middleware could be found on around 26 per cent of the global advanced set-top box installed base (around 5 per cent of total boxes, including legacy devices) reports Dataxis. Although striking, this figure hides a disputed position: the share of Google’s platform in the total advanced installed base actually […]

September 21, 2021

Arcadyan, Sceenic TV screen experience

User experience broadband access technology specialist Arcadyan is collaborating with customer behaviour software company Sceenic. Arcadyan’s new set-top-boxes are enabled with Sceenic Watch Together experience as a pre-integrated offering to its latest generation of interactive STBs. It says this brings operators a step closer to their audiences with an out of the box solution that […]

September 9, 2021

Technicolor Android TV STBs for TIM

Technicolor Connected Home has announced the deployment of next-generation Android TV STBs for TIM to provide Italian households with access to premium services offered by broadcasters and OTT providers, including: Netflix, Amazon, Infinity, Disney+, DAZN, and many others. The STBs are based upon Technicolor Connected Home’s JADE platform which includes Wi-Fi 6 and Android 10 […]

September 9, 2021

Foxtel launches iQ5 OTT STB

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel has launched its iQ5 streaming set-top box which it says will make it easier than ever before for customers to experience the best in world-class entertainment, all in one place, streamed live and on demand. The device features a simple plug and play set-up allowing customers to be streaming up to […]

September 7, 2021