Advanced Television


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

Report: STB initiative saves $2bn+ in energy costs

US consumers saved $2.2 billion (€1.9bn) in energy costs in 2020 thanks to a voluntary agreement between the pay-TV industry and energy efficiency advocates. The agreement, led by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), NCTA – The Internet & Television Association and CableLabs has cut energy usage of set-top boxes by more than half in the […]

August 24, 2021

Technicolor, Vodafone deploy Super Wi-Fi 6 boosters with Alexa

Media and entertainment technologist Technicolor Connected Home has partnered with Vodafone to deploy next-generation Wi-Fi 6-enabled Super Wi-Fi boosters with Alexa Built-in as part of the latest Vodafone Pro Broadband offering – Vodafone Pro Broadband with Alexa Built-in. It says the Super Wi-Fi boosters represent a first in bringing Wi-Fi 6 to Vodafone’s UK customer […]

August 18, 2021

Estonia: Elisa launches hybrid Android TV service

NAGRA, Technicolor Connected Home, t4h. (Tech4home) and 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) have announced that Estonian multiservice provider Elisa has gone live with its next-generation super-aggregated Elisa Elamus service. The new hybrid multiscreen offering, based on Android TV OS Operator Tier, is available via DVB-C (cable), DVB-T (terrestrial), IPTV and on all OTT platforms. Elisa Elamus […]

August 17, 2021

Technicolor, Net Lynk make Wi-Fi 6 available to UK ISPs

Technicolor Connected Home and Net Lynk have teamed up to make Wi-Fi 6 gateways and extenders available to internet service providers (ISPs) in the United Kingdom. This will provide the first opportunity for consumers in the United Kingdom to benefit from the extended in-home wireless coverage and enhanced reliability that Wi-Fi 6 brings to the […]

August 4, 2021