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STB

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

BT TV now aerial-free

BT has announced that new and existing BT TV Box Pro customers can now access content without the need for an aerial. When a customer sets up their BT TV Box Pro for the first time, they’ll now be given an option in the set-up journey to either connect via internet mode or aerial mode. […]

August 26, 2022By Nik Roseveare

South Africa STB scheme again delayed

The numerous delays and excuses affecting the distribution of South Africa’s digital terrestrial TV set-top boxes have been affected by a new excuse: flooding. The recent floods, which severely affected the KwaZulu-Natal region and other parts of the country’s Eastern Cape, have been cited as being responsible for the slow distribution of converter boxes. The […]

June 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

Hong Kong: Now TV introduces Now H1 Android TV box

Now TV, the media entertainment arm of HKT, has launched Now H1, a smart device that runs on the Android TV smart operating system (OS) and enables Now H1 users to enjoy a world of entertainment with Now TV movies, drama, sports and edutainment, as well as all their favourite personal apps from Google Play. […]

May 24, 2022

Fetch unveils new Mighty PVR

Fetch TV has begun rolling out its latest Set-Top-Box (STB), the Mighty Gen 4 Personal Video Recorder (PVR). The Mighty Gen 4 PVR is powered by the latest in chipset and Wi-Fi technology, and represents an upgrade to the very popular Mighty Gen 3 PVR. Fetch also upgraded its puck offering with the introduction of […]

May 2, 2022

Haivision introduces P2P video delivery

Haivision, a provider of business-critical, real-time video streaming and networking solutions, has announced that its Haivision Media Platform (HMP) solution for corporate IPTV, live and on-demand video content now supports peer-to-peer (P2P) video delivery to Haivision Play Set-Top Boxes (STBs) and web browsers. The new Haivision P2P feature extends the global reach of enterprise content […]

April 21, 2022

Bouygues Telecom partners with iWedia on Bbox 4K HDR

iWedia, a provider of software components and solutions for TV devices for major service operators and consumer electronics manufacturers, has worked with French service provider Bouygues Telecom to develop and deploy its new Bbox 4K HDR set-top box. Bouygues Telecom is one of the largest network service providers in France with over 26.2 million fixed […]

April 13, 2022