Humax agrees gaming deal with PlayJam

Humax has added more than 200 games titles to its H3 Espresso Smart Media Player after striking a deal with UK-based casual games company PlayJam. PlayJam titles are optimised for TV and users can control the games using their smartphone or tablet by downloading either the iOS or Android PlayJam app. “We’re thrilled to be […]

Tele Columbus begins rollout of advanceTV

German cable operator Tele Columbus Group has begun commercialising its new interactive TV offering, advanceTV. The advanced TV service, based on a 4K-capable box with four tuners supplied by Humax and a RDK-based platform with user interface supplied by Espial – which also acted as system integrator for the project – offers live TV and […]

Humax unveils H3 Espresso Smart Media Player

Humax has unveiled the H3 Espresso Smart Media Player, an in-home streaming device for services like Netflix, YouTube and TVPlayer. The HDMI set-top streaming device will be available in the UK for a suggested retail price of £79.99 and will stream content over WiFi or Ethernet cable. Netflix, YouTube and TVPlayer will be pre-installed on […]

Humax updates Freeview Play DVR software

Set-top box maker Humax has launched an IP update for its FVP-4000T Freeview Play HD digital recorder. Humax said the update introduces a “number of enhancements” to the DVR, including a redesigned Humax Home Page interface; a tweaked Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) that now displays seven channels on the page; and faster and simpler options […]

Humax adds Netflix to Freeview Play DVRs

Set-top box maker Humax has added Netflix to its range of FVP-4000T Freeview Play HD devices. This line of DVRs were the first to deliver the Freeview Play connected TV service, which offers a combination of on-demand services, catch-up TV and live television. Humax said that current owners of the Humax FVP-4000T will automatically receive […]

Alticast names Americas strategy chief

TV technology provider Alticast has named Nara Won as vice-president, business development and strategy to head up new business opportunities in the Americas. Won was previously vice-president, business development for Humax Americas, responsible for the company’s cable industry business. “Nara Won will play an integral role in addressing our work with operators in the North […]

Netflix launches on UK’s Freetime by Freesat platform

Netflix has launched on UK free-to-air digital satellite platform Freesat via its Freetime connected TV service. The subscription video-on-demand service is now available via set-top supplier Humax’s Freesat with Freetime boxes, enabling Freesat viewers to sign up for Netflix’s offering. The service is available via Humax’s HDR-1000S 500GB, HDR-1010S 1TB, HB-1000S, as well as the […]

Opera SDK included in Humax’s Freeview Play boxes

Opera’s HbbTV 2.0 SDK will see its first deployment in Humax’s new Freeview Play-enabled set-top boxes. The Freeview Play service on Humax boxes uses the latest HbbTV specification, giving UK viewers easy access to both linear and on-demand content. At IBC in September, Opera announced it would offer the ready-to-deploy, HTML-5-based, Hybrid Broadcast and Broadband […]

Humax: Freeview Play set to boost UK retail box market

The launch of Freeview Play, the new on-demand service from UK free-to-air platform Freeview, will stimulate and revive the retail set-top box market, according to set-top provider Humax. Speaking at the launch of Humax’s Freeview Play set-top, the first in the market, Humax commercial director Graham North said that “Freeview Play will help stimulate the […]

Humax launches first Freeview Play device

Humax has launched the first UK Freeview Play device, the Humax FVP-4000T. The HD device provides access to catch-up TV, on-demand services and live TV and includes built-in WiFi. The box currently gives access to cartch-up services including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4 and Demand 5, while a recent agreement between Humax and Netflix […]