Sling Media signs with Broadcom for TV Everywhere expansion

EchoStar-owned TV Everywhere company Sling Media and Broadcom have announced the integration of the Sling Media SDK into Broadcom’s latest set-top box system-on-a-chip (SoC) platforms. Broadcom-powered boxes with Sling Media software will be available by the third quarter of 2012. Subscribers will be able to watch content available on the set-top on the various internet-connected […]

Amino launches OTT media gateway

IP set-top developer Amino Communications will this week launch what it claims to be the world’s first hybrid/OTT media gateway to be powered by Intel’s next generation 32nm Intel Atom system-on-a-chip for at the CES show in Las Vegas.
 The Amino Freedom Live media gateway will combine dual core processing power with various transcoding and […]

Opera to provide software for Intek hybrid box

Browser provider Opera Software and Korean set-top manufacturer Intek Digital have teamed up to deliver web-based services to connected TV viewers. Opera Software will provide licences for its Opera Devices Software Development Tool Kit on Intek’s new Android-based hybrid set-top box, which includes HbbTV. “2012 will be the year of connected TVs. As the demand […]

LG and Samsung ready for Google TV launch

TV manufacturers LG and Samsung will join Sony in deploying Google TV services this year. In a blog posting, Google said LG would showcase a line of TVs powered by Google’s TV platform at the CES trade show in Las Vegas next week. The TVs will run on LG’s own L9 chipset. The company said […]

Pace loses COO

Set-top vendor Pace, which sacked CEO Neil Gaydon last month following a number of profit warnings, has removed the position of chief operating officer, meaning David McKinney has now resigned from the company. New CEO Mike Pulli, formerly Pace’s US chief, will take over McKinney’s responsibilities, including key operations and procurement functions. Chairman Allan Leighton, […]

Globecast and Arabsat begin GAB broadcast

Broadcast services provider GlobeCast and satellite operator Arabsat have announced that the Global Arabic Bouquet (GAB), which includes premium Arabic channels from the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), is now being broadcast from Arabsat’s 5C satellite over Africa. This satellite, Arabsat’s newest, was launched in September 2011. GlobeCast, Arabsat and ASBU’s partner for the worldwide […]

Motorola launches Connected Home Gateway

Motorola Mobility has introduced a new home gateway device designed to enhance the ‘connected home’. The company will launch the Connected Home Gateway at the CES trade show in Las Vegas next week. The device, using a 1.2GHz processor running Motorola’s open 4Home software platform, will enable users to operate various connected home services including […]

Rovi introduces DivX Plus Streaming and UV support on Store

Interactive TV technology provider Rovi is using the CES show in Las Vegas to unveil an update to its Rovi Entertainment Store, the company’s white-label product for over-the-top storefront creation and management. This new version will offer software development kits to streamline customer storefront launches, features including DivX Plus Streaming to help enhance the consumer […]

Access to unveil social video platform

TV technology provider Access is using the CES show in Las Vegas to unveil a new social video platform, ACCESSMyTV. The platform provides for the creation of personalised web video channels that can be shared with friends and family via social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. The resulting consumer engagement will in turn enable […]

Roku to launch ‘Streaming Stick’

Over-the-top TV specialist Roku has announced plans to launch the Roku Streaming Stick, a wireless USB stick that can be plugged into a TV to make it connectable. The streaming stick, which will be launched in the second half of this year, will feature built-in WiFi, a processor, memory and Roku’s smart TV software. It […]