Set-top boxes

Futuresource: set-top shipments to grow 1% in 2019 

Shipments of set-top boxes (STBs) and media streamers are expected to grow 1% globally in 2019 following a period of “market stagnation,” according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that the global media box market is on track to exceed 350 million units this year, driven predominantly by media streamers with “a little help” […]

Multimedia Polska plans large-scale rollout of Cubiware STBs

Multimedia Polska has announced plans for a “large-scale deployment” of set-top boxes (STBs) running TiVo-owned Cubiware’s hybrid middleware. The companies said that the inclusion of Cubiware’s CubiTV middleware will provide an “upgrade path” so that on-demand services like nPVR, catch-up TV and additional “enhanced capabilities” can be added. The Cubiware-enabled boxes will also offer high […]

Telenet changes its mind on retail box support

Liberty Global-owned cable operator Telenet has rowed back on an unpopular move to discontinue support for standard-definition decoders by guaranteeing to deliver basic digital TV services to purchased set-top boxes and CI+ conditional access modules for at least five years.  Telenet had earlier said it would discontinue support for SD decoders to from September 2 […]