Icflix strikes set-top box partnership with Humax

Middle East and North African streaming service, Icflix, has partnered with Humax to integrate the Icflix app directly into Humax Android set-top boxes for the Gulf region. Humax’s new H1 Android set-top box will be the first OTT set-top box in the MENA region to bring together customised local content such as Icflix, according to […]

Humax partners with Netflix for ‘easy access’ on STBs

Set-top box maker Humax has partnered with Netflix in a deal that will give viewers easy access to the SVoD service across its range of set-top boxes. Humax said that in the coming months consumers will be able to access Netflix on its set-tops and, for the first time, switch seamlessly between live broadcast, recordings […]

Freesat and Humax launch new Freetime set-top box

Freesat and Humax have launched a new set-top box that supports the UK free-to-air satellite operator’s connected TV offering, Freetime. At a launch event in London this morning, Freesat and Humax unveiled the new HDR-1100S line of set-top box, describing it as the “most compact and affordable Freetime set-top box recorder to date.” Three models […]

Freeview Play on track to launch this year

Freeview Play, the new connected TV offering from free-to-view digital-terrestrial TV provider Freeview is on track to launch later this year, according to Ilse Howling, managing director, connected TV, at Digital UK. Speaking at the DTG Summit 2015: Driving Global CollaborVation in London yesterday, Howling said that the testing was well under way on the […]

Humax to launch first Freeview Play set-top box

Set-top box supplier Humax has said it will be the first manufacturer to deliver the new Freeview Play connected TV service later this year. The Humax Freeview Play boxes will support HD content and feature built-in Wi-Fi for wireless broadband connectivity to access Freeview Play’s range of catch-up services, which includes BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, […]

Netflix launches on YouView

UK connected TV platform YouView has added Netflix access to its set-top boxes, allowing its users to click to access the subscription video-on-demand service. Rolling out today, the Netflix app will be available on Humax-made YouView boxes bought from a retailer, as well as on pay TV provider BT’s YouView-powered set-top boxes. YouView boxes provided […]

Arris ‘clear winner’ in STB market in Q2, says ABI

Arris was the “clear winner” in the set-top box market in Q2, growing their revenues by roughly 60% year-over-year, according to ABI Research. ABI’s Set-Top Box and Home Networks Market Research report claims that Arris made US$711 million (€535 million) in pro-forma revenue in the quarter. Humax also saw “substantial revenue growth of 30%” in […]

Humax launches low-cost connected HD DVR for Freeview market

Set-top box provider Humax has launched a new lower cost Freeview+ HD DVR set-top for the UK digital-terrestrial market. The Humax HDR-1800T, priced at £149.99, is available to buy from retailers including John Lewis, Tesco, Currys PC World, Argos, Euronics and a range of independents. According to the company, the box is the most compact […]

Humax launches sub-£200 YouView box

Humax has launched a YouView set-top box priced at under £200 in the UK, offering what it said is a “seamless on demand TV service at an attractive low price point.” The £199 box Humax YouView DTR-T2000 box offers 70 live free-to-air digital TV and radio channels – including six in high definition – and […]

ER-Telecom rolls out advanced set-top in 55 cities

Russian service provider ER-Telecom, which operates under the brand, has launched its new advanced TV set-top in 55 Russian cities.  The advanced TV service includes catch-up TV for popular content for three days after it is initially broadcast as well as video-on-demand. The service also makes content available to Android and iOS mobile devices, […]