Advanced Television


Technicolor to become VANTIVA

Entertainment technologist Technicolor is launching its new brand, VANTIVA, in the wake of the proposed spin-off of Technicolor Creative Studios (TCS) announced in February. The new brand will be comprised of the Connected Home and DVD Services operations. By the end of the third quarter, subject to shareholder approval, VANTIVA will also become the new […]

June 14, 2022By Colin Mann

Technicolor Q1 “in line with expectations”

Technicolor, the Media and entertainment technologist, has published its results for the first quarter 2022. Revenues were at €756 million, approximately flat at constant exchange rates and up 6.6 per cent at current exchange rates. The company reported adjusted EBITDA of €55 million, up €16 million (+€11 million at constant exchange rate), with margin improving […]

May 6, 2022

Technicolor, Bouygues Telecom team for 4K STB

Technicolor Connected Home has partnered with Bouygues Telecom – the network service providers in France with over 26.2 million fixed and mobile subscribers – to develop and deploy an Android 4K UHD STB integrated with Wi-Fi that delivers video experiences for consumers across the French market. The flexible open platform, called Bbox 4K HDR, allows […]

March 25, 2022

Technicolor unveils indoor FWA modem and Wi-Fi router solution

The Connected Home Division of Technicolor has announced the availability of Cobra 5G, an indoor customer premises equipment (CPE) solution that provides an ultimate fixed wireless access (FWA) modem and high-fidelity Wi-Fi router functionality in a single enclosure. The device addresses the connectivity and performance issues created by signal attenuation —or weakening—as traffic passes through […]

March 1, 2022

Technicolor to spin off VFX business

Technicolor is set to spin off and list its creative services division which includes its visual effects businesses. The move will mean a sell off of some 65 per cent of Technicolor Creative Studios with Technicolor holding on to 35 per cent. Technicolor will hold onto its Euronext stock market listing. The company, in a […]

February 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Forecast: STB market at $20bn by 2028

Despite the proliferation of smart TVs, the market for STBs is still huge and a report from Global Market Insights (GMI) forecasts that STBs will expand again (after the pandemic saw reduced sales and installations) in many regions and the amrket will be worth $20 billion (€17.7bn) by 2028. The pandemic also saw the much-reported […]

February 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

TV manufacturers & Digital media providers explore role of HDR in delivering next-generation experiences

Broadcasters, streaming service providers, and Smart TV manufacturers alike are re-positioning themselves to address evolving customer expectations in North America for higher quality video experiences. A broader discussion surrounding viewing standards has emerged to integrate emerging technologies, improve ease of customer use, and ensure compatibility and interoperability with new and legacy services. These were among […]

December 13, 2021

Technicolor delivers “robust” Q3

Technicolor delivered a positive third quarter 2021, and a significant improvement in profitability, despite supply constraint challenges affecting both Connecting Home and Technicolor Creative Studios. For the first nine months of the year, the Media and entertainment technologist reported: Revenues of €2,050 million, a 4.4 per cent decrease at constant exchange rate, negatively impacted by […]

November 5, 2021

Jentz joins 3SS as VP Americas

3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a provider of software solutions for STB and multiscreen entertainment, has announced the appointment of Brian Jentz as Vice President Americas at 3SS. From his Midwest base in Indiana, Jentz will spearhead 3SS’ commercial growth strategy in the US, Canada and across Latin America. Jentz’ appointment sees him lead 3SS expansion […]

September 13, 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