Advanced Television


Tele Columbus goes live with PŸUR TV STB

3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a provider of software solutions for STB, smart TV, multiscreen and in-vehicle entertainment, has announced that German operator Tele Columbus has gone live with its next-generation hybrid STB service PŸUR TV. The new PŸUR TV hybrid DVB-C (cable) plus OTT STB, based on Android TV Operator Tier and manufactured by Sagemcom, is delivering […]

December 6, 2023

Eutelsat, NationalChip deliver features

Eutelsat Communications and silicon chip maker NationalChip are bringing an enhanced Free-To-Air satellite TV viewing experience to millions of homes around the world, thanks to the integration of the services in a chipset that is widely used in set-top boxes around the world. Over 1,000 FTA TV channels broadcast by Eutelsat are viewed by […]

September 15, 2023

Fremantle, Ukraine’s STB partner on Got Talent doc

Fremantle has announced Power of Talent, a new feature documentary, which reveals the real-life stories of inspiring contestants from Ukraine, who continue to wow audiences on Got Talent stages around the world, while their home country is at war. Format owner Fremantle and Ukrainian broadcaster STB channel have collaborated to create the documentary, which delves […]

August 9, 2023

SoftAtHome delivers etisalat by e& smart home service

SoftAtHome, an independent software company for broadband, video and analytics, has been chosen by etisalat by e& as an Alexa Voice control trusted solution provider to deliver the latest smart eLife Set-Top Box (STB) and backend software to enable Alexa voice control features in Arabic and English. The new generation of STBs includes a smart […]

May 30, 2023

Portugal: Vodafone launches 5 in 1 TV box

Vodafone Portugal has launched Vodafone TV play, a 5 in 1 4K TV personalised, dubbed the ‘smart box of the future;. The device brings together embedded Android TV, the interface of the Vodafone TV service, the Android T smart system, voice control support via Google Assistant, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system, with Dolby […]

May 24, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Orange Spain launches Infinity HomeBox STB

Orange Spain has launched Infinity HomeBox, a new set-top-box including Google’s integrated voice assistant, which is aimed at premium subscribers. The new device is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa; improves immersive sound through its Audio by Bang & Olufsen system with Dolby Atmos; has Wifi 6; and can also be connected via Bluetooth to other devices. […]

March 7, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Report: Drivers behind STB OS decisions

Set Top Box (STB) Operating System (OS) selection, design and deployment, is being impacted by the increasing importance of streaming, intensifying market competition and rising consumer desire for a better user experience, according to a report. Independently researched and produced by Caretta Research and sponsored by connected TV technology experts iWedia, part of the ZEGi […]

January 24, 2023

Jail term for STB pirate

A man who made over £2 million (€2.3m) by selling set-top boxes that enabled buyers to watch premium television content without a subscription has been jailed. Halton Mark Anthony Powell, of Hornchurch in east London, launched Droidsticks Ltd. in 2013 and sold the set-top boxes through his shop, website and an online marketplace. An investigation […]

November 14, 2022By Colin Mann

Analysis: STB market contraction to stabilise post-2024

Set-top box (STB) shipments continued to decline in 2021, driven by a combination of migration to streaming, market saturation, consumer cost-cutting measures, and supply chain constraints, according to technology intelligence firm ABI Research’s Set-Top Boxes and CPE market data report. ABI Research says that a global, subdued demand will result in a contraction of global […]

September 30, 2022

Nex, SEI, Amlogic collaborate on Motion Entertainment STB

Nex, SEI and Amlogic cooperate to pre-launch the Motion Entertainment Set-Top-Box. It integrates Nex Motion content, 4K, HiFi 5 DSP, Dolby ATMOS, DTS, HDR10/10+, and a camera with 13MP and 110° ultra-wide-angle to provide users with immersive motion entertainment experiences on TVs and turn the living room into a Family Entertainment Hub. Nex has developed […]

September 7, 2022