Set-top box


Dataxis: Global installed base of 4K set-top boxes reaches 31m

The global installed base of 4K set-top boxes reached 31 million units at the end of 2017, according to Dataxis. The research firm said this compares to just three million units in 2015, as operators step up their deployments of ultra high definition devices. Europe is growing at the fastest rate, accounting for 52% of […]

Ziggo tests 4K set-top box

Ziggo has confirmed that it is testing a 4K media box, following reports that the box will run apps including Netflix and have a voice remote control. Dutch technology news site Tweakers first reported that Ziggo is running a closed test on the box with a small group of users, with a public test likely to follow. […]

Caavo launches unified TV box

US set-top box start-up, Caavo, has launched the first 5,000 units of its unified home entertainment box. The device was built with a vision of “simplifying TV”. It connects different TV inputs and services – including live TV, DVR and streaming apps – and offers universal search across them. The box has a voice-enabled remote, […]

Virgin launches V6 set-top-box upgrade scheme

Virgin Media is offering customers a free upgrade to its high-end V6 set-top box in what it described as one of the largest customer upgrade programmes ever carried out in the UK. The V6 is Virgin’s premium 4K-ready set-top box that allows users to record up to six programmes while watching a seventh recording or […]

TV2U to launch white label OTT service, 4G set-top box

Over-the-top media services company TV2U is set to launch a white label OTT service and has announced plans for a multimedia 4G set-top box. The company said it is on-course to launch the white label OTT service in partnership with US-based content delivery specialist, StackPath. This follows a successful proof of concept deployment in late […]

Caavo to launch first set-tops in February

Sky-backed US set-top box start-up, Caavo, is due to launch the first 5,000 units of its unified home entertainment box in February 2018. The release will come a year after Caavo unveiled its set-top box design at the Code Media Conference in California this February and follows more than two years of development. Caavo announced […]

Euskaltel taps Nagra for 4K Android STB content security

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has partnered with Nagra to secure content on its 2017-launched, Android TV-based 4K set-top boxes. Euskaltel has deployed the Nagra Connect content protection offering in its Technicolor-provided set-top box. The deal marks Nagra’s first operator-tier Android TV rollout. “By working with Nagra and Technicolor, we were able to introduce a […]

Forthnet taps Zenterio for legacy boxes

Greek pay TV operator Forthnet, has revealed that it has deployed Zenterio OS on set-top boxes for its satellite pay TV offering. Forthnet used Zenterio OS, Forthnet to launch OTT services, VOD content, and a USB DVB-T dongle to its legacy boxes, while retaining the look and feel of the existing user interface. More than […]

Sky-backed Caavo to start shipping first set-top boxes in autumn

Sky-backed US set-top box start-up, Caavo, is due to launch the first 5,000 units of its unified home entertainment box this autumn. Caavo first unveiled its set-top box design at the Code Media conference in California in February, and the launch follows two-years of development and beta testing for the product. The San Francisco Bay […]

Deutsche Telekom taps Zenterio for STB scheme

Deutsche Telekom Group is working with Zenterio to modernise the TV subscriber experience across various European markets. Deutsche Telekom has deployed the Zenterio OS software in set-top boxes in Germany as part of a multi-year programme to transform how viewers watch TV and video-on-demand. Rollouts are also now ongoing in Greece, Romania and Croatia, according […]

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