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set-top boxes

Vantiva sells 22m STBs powered by Android TV

Vantiv has sold 22 million set-top boxes (STBs) powered by Android TV to date, strengthening its 25 per cent market share as of the end of 2023 according to the latest Omdia STB Q3 2023 report. Vantiva has deployed Android TV since it first became available, implementing more than 30 upgrades and providing the most […]

April 17, 2024

Red Bee data deal with BitRouter

Red Bee Media, the media services provider, in conjunction with TitanTV, has signed a multi-year agreement with BitRouter, a provider of software for NEXTGEN TV receivers. TitanTV will provide Red Bee’s data to BitRouter for integration into its ZapperBox products and services to end users, including BitRouter’s provision of DVR listings information derived from TitanTV […]

November 9, 2023

MPs seek Media Bill changes

Obligations on smart TVs, firesticks and set-top boxes to ensure public service broadcasters (PSBs) are prominent on their platforms should be strengthened, according to the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. In its report on the draft Media Bill, the Committee also wants to see current obligations on PSBs to provide programming […]

September 22, 2023By Colin Mann

HbbTV updates core specification

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes, has published version 2.0.4 of its core specification. The three main highlights of the new version are the integration with voice assistants, with accessibility […]

March 14, 2023By Colin Mann

Italy’s Tivùsat to block uncertified STBs

Italian DTH platform Tivùsat has announced it will block the use of uncertified set-top boxes with official smart cards. The Tivusat smart cards are sold in a bundle with certified decoders and CAMs, however it is possible to find pre-activated Tivùsat smart cards on eBay and several online sites. It is a well-known fact that […]

December 6, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

MLS Season Pass from Apple

Apple and Major League Soccer have confirmed that MLS Season Pass will launch February 1st 2023 — introducing a subscription service to fans in over 100 countries and regions that features every live MLS regular-season match, the entire playoffs, and the Leagues Cup, all with no blackouts. MLS Season Pass will bring MLS to its […]

November 17, 2022By Colin Mann

Nigeria confident on DSO completion

Mallam Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, Director General of the Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), says that the Commission is committed to a timely and efficient completion the Digital Switch Over (DSO) project across the country as it will  create a people-centred information society which will connect underserved populations and remote communities in Nigeria and hence provide […]

November 5, 2021