Set-top box under threat from connected TVs, operator apps

Web-delivered content via apps and smart TVs will eventually result in the demise of the set-top box, though rights issues present the main challenge to this shift, according to BT Retail’s director of TV Alex Green.  Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London on a panel discussion about ‘the virtual pay TV set-top […]

Poland’s nc+ goes live

Poland’s new TV platform nc+ goes live today, with the firm confirming that a ADB-manufactured set-top will be offered with the service, called MediaBox. The new platform is the result of a merger between Polish pay TV operators Cyfra Plus and ‘n’ at the end of last year. Its competitors in the market include Cyfrowy […]

Canal Digital to launch ‘follow me TV’ service

Canal Digital is to launch a ‘follow me’ service on its platform later this year.  The Nordic pay TV operator plans to launch a new set-top from ADB later this year, which subscribers will be able to connect to existing HD DVR boxes from ADB and resume watching their content from where the left off […]

Tattelekom chooses ADB to manage broadband access gateways

Tatarstan telecom operator Tattelekom has chosen TV and broadband technology provider ADB’s Epicentro-PMP TR-069 ACS system to remotely manage its multivendor base of broadband access gateways. Tattelekom provides fixed line services including data networks, internet access and interactive digital TV service Fly TV in the Republic of Tatarstan in European Russia. “Epicentro-PMP allows us to […]

VOO selects ADB for digital TV

Set-top vendor ADB has delivered its ADB-2840C device to Belgian cable operator VOO for its digital TV service that launched at the end of last year. The receiver has been deployed with the Carbo user interface, which includes integrated open standard APIs for third-party applications. It also enables VOO to implement additional features in the […]

ADB expands Teo gateway business

Set-top vendor ADB will deliver its wireless ADSL and GBETH gateways and Epicentro software to Lithuanian telco and pay TV operator Teo. ADB has been supplying Teo with broadband devices since 2009 and a new deal will see it add intelligent gateways using its Epicentro software stack with OSGi framework and network application portal. The […]

ADB delivers hybrid boxes to Canal Digital

Set-top vendor ADB is delivering hybrid DVRs to Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital. Canal Digital is launching an “enhanced consumer TV experience” using ADB-5720SX DVRs, pre-integrated with ADB’s Carbo user interface. “Canal Digital is a leading operator in the Nordic countries, renowned for high quality services,” said Krzysztof Bilinski, ADB’s executive vice-president. “It has […]