Set-top box

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 […]

Chile’s GTD taps Amino’s virtual set-top software

Chilean telecom operator GTD has deployed UK set-top and TV software specialist Amino’s Enable virtual set-top box software platform, enabling it to upgrade its set-tops and provide a unified user interface across its customer base, while extending the lifespan of its legacy devices. Amino said that GTD, having moved to an all IP network, wanted […]

Futuresource: smart TVs the top way to tune into Netflix

Viewing Netflix via smart TVs is the favourite way for customers to access content from the streaming service, according to Futuresource Consulting. Presenting data at the Futuresource New Content Horizons event in London yesterday, Futuresource senior market analyst, Jack Wetherill, said that the smart TV led in each of the six markets it had analysed. Spain […]

Arris Qi3 set-top gains security certifications

Arris’ low-cost Qi3 HD set-top box, which is designed to offer next-generation connected TV services, has achieved key security certifications. Arris claimed it is one of the first devices in this class to achieve both CAL and iTASS certifications. “The CAL and iTASS certifications enable Arris to bring the Qi3 – and the next era of […]

AirTies appoints STB general manager

AirTies has appointed former Broadcom executive, Thomas Fehr, as the general manager for the company’s set-top box (STB) business. Fehr brings to the role more than 25 years of marketing and management experience across the semiconductor, set-top box, consumer, networking, and broadband industries. Before AirTies he was director of product marketing for Broadcom and earlier […]

NAB: Altice USA to launch next-gen box as it moves to all-IP network

Altice USA is to roll out a higher-powered, updated version of the single combined set-top, cable modem and WiFi router it has already deployed in France via SFR. Speaking at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Dexter Goei, president of Altice and chairman of Altice USA, said that the box, described as a single communications […]

Orange to ‘virtualise’ its TV box

Orange is to ‘virtualise’ its set-top box, removing the TV decoder from its dual-box Livebox device completely within the next five years. Interviewed by O1netTV at Orange’s Show Hello event in Paris, Stéphane Richard, CEO of Orange, said the virtualisation was a “revolution in the architecture of the system”. He said Orange currently used the […]

Nordija launches customisable Android TV platform

Denmark-based middleware provider, Nordija, has launched an operator-focused, customisable platform for Android TV boxes. Nordija said that by integrating with Android TV, its fokusOn software will allow operators have a branded interface and also give access to third party apps, games and services – like Netflix, HBO and YouTube – via the Google Play Store. […]

Liberty Global: the set-top box remains ‘a means to an end’

The set-top box remains a good means to an end, but a future move to a cloud-based solution would be of interest to Liberty Global, according to the pay TV giant’s VP of entertainment products. Speaking on a panel session about market growth opportunities at TV Connect in London yesterday, Mark Giesbers said that while […]

Telenor Group agrees Netflix partnership

Norway-based Telenor Group has agreed a long-term partnership with Netflix that will see it integrate the SVOD service into its set-top boxes. The deal will establish Telenor as the first TV distributor in Norway to integrate Netflix into its set-top box for Canal Digital Cable customers via the T-We platform. Telenor described the deal as […]