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Technicolor reaches 100 million set-tops

Technicolor, formerly Thomson, has delivered more than 100 million digital set-top boxes since it entered the market in 1994.

Technicolor said it managed to reach the milestone largely thanks to contracts it has won with major clients across the globe. In North America, its first digital satellite set-top customer was DirecTV, which remains a customer today. In Latin America, Technicolor provides set-top boxes to operators including DirecTV Latin America, Sky Brazil and Sky Mexico, while in Europe, it has relationships with operators including UPC Broadband and BSkyB, as well as Hot in Israel, Astro in Malaysia and Tata Sky in India.

The company claims to have developed the first hybrid DVB-S/DVB-T receiver, the first MPEG-4 HD DVR, the first high definition DVR for DVB-S2 and the first HD MPEG-4 set-top box offering triple play and DVR.