Set-top box


Five arrested in UK clampdown on illegal TV set-top boxes

Five people have been arrested in North West of England as part of a crackdown on the sale and distribution of illegal TV set-top devices. UK’s intellectual property protection organisation, FACT, instigated the action on behalf the Premier League, Sky, BT Sport and Virgin Media. The raids on the homes of the suspects turned up […]

SNL Kagan: set-top box market to rise in 2016

The global set-top box shipments are tipped to rise slightly year-on-year in 2016, with the STB market “continuing to defy predictions of its demise”, according to new research. The SNL Kagan report claims that worldwide set-top box shipments are on track to reach 273 million in 2016, up from 269 million in 2015. However, set-top […]

Deutsche Telekom touts standard STBs and cloud TV for CEE markets

Deutsche Telekom is planning to provide a standardised ‘multi-tenancy’ digital TV platform, deploy two standard set-top models across its CEE footprint and provide a cloud-based user interface to serve legacy set-tops, as part of wider plans to leverage its multinational scale in the region. Speaking on a panel session at Digital TV CEE in Budapest yesterday, […]

Technicolor boosted by connected home, entertainment gains

Technicolor reported a 30% year-on-year increase in Q3 profits as its Connected Home and Entertainment Services divisions continued to drive growth. Announcing its third quarter revenues, Technicolor said they were up 29.8% at constant and 29.3% at current currency, coming in at €1.135 billion – reflecting “solid organic performance” and “further benefits from last year […]

TiVo developing ‘Mantis’ streaming set-top box

TiVo is working on a streaming set-top box device, dubbed ‘Mantis’, according to documents filed to the FCC and uncovered by US digital media news site Zatz Not Funny. The documents show that the TiVo model TCD84A000 (Mantis) is a network DVR that is designed to receive over-the-air broadcast video and transcode it to send […]

GS Group launches General Satellite-branded IPTV box

Russia’s GS Group has launched its first IPTV set-top box under the General Satellite brand, aimed at internet service providers, OTT operators and content aggregators. The GS H5912 device is designed to provide TV over IP-based networks and supports HD channels and video-on-demand functionality. GS Group said that the box, which was developed over six […]

US service providers submit app plan to head off set-top proposal

US pay TV and cable operators have grouped together to propose an alternative app-based option in an attempt to head of the FCC’s plan to open up the set-top box market to competition. The operators, including Comcast, AT&T and representatives of cable association the NCTA have proposed an approach that would involve all large service […]

Vodafone Portugal launching 4K UHD box

Vodafone Portugal is to launch a 4K UHD TV set-top box at the same time as adding Television Entertainment Reality Network’s UHD channel, Insight TV UHD, to its programming line-up. The new set-top will be offered to Vodafone’s fibre customers, with a number of UHD channels available, including the new service. Vodafone struck a deal […]

IHS: Apple now the third largest set-top box company

Apple surged to third place in the global set-top box market by revenue last year thanks to the success of its Apple TV device, according to new stats from IHS. The research firm said that Apple had climbed from ninth place in 2014 to third in 2015 thanks in part to strong growth in consumer […]

4K set-top box market to quadruple, despite overall STB declines

The 4K set-top box market will quadruple this year, despite an overall decline in the STB space, according to ABI Research. The new forecast claims that the 4K STB market will grow from less than 2 million units in 2015 to more than 7 million in 2016 and will then grow by 46% annually through […]