Set-top box

Pace buoyed by North America demand

UK-based set-top box provider Pace raised its full year profit expectations after reporting strong half-year results, driven by demand for its media server products in North America.  The firm reported 31% year-on-year revenue growth to US$1.318 billion with adjusted earnings before interest, tax and amortisation up 57% to US$96.7m. Listed among Pace’s operating highlights was demand […]

Set-top shipments to hit record highs

Set-top box shipments will set record highs in 2013 and the next two years, climbing 8% this year alone, according to new research by IHS. The Set-Top Box Market Monitor report claims that shipments of set-tops for cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV digital TV services are set to reach 269 million units this year, up […]

Belgacom launches new set-top and TV reception equipment

Belgacom has launched a new set-top box as part of a new range of consumer premises equipment for its subscribers that enables content to be delivered wirelessly around the home. The V5 decoder is said by the operator to three times as powerful as the previous model but to consume half the electricity when left […]

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 […]

Pace chooses Myriad for RDK Java Virtual Machine

UK-based set-top box provider Pace has chosen Myriad Group’s Java technology for use in its range of RDK-compliant set-top boxes. US cable giant Comcast’s RDK specification, a pre-integrated software bundle for set-top boxes, multi-tuner video gateways and client devices, includes the Java Virtual Machine as a key component. “Pace is a leading global developer of […]

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