Amlogic and Skyworth partner for Netflix-ready RDK STB design

Amlogic and Skyworth have announced a partnership to develop Netflix ready UHD RDK set-top-boxes. RDK, the companies said, has been a preferred solution for pay TV operators, but the ‘heavy engineering investment’ to integrate apps like Netflix makes the decision a more complex one. The open-source software platform standardises core functions used in broadband, video […]

Skyworth launches first RDK Video Accelerator box

Set-top giant Skyworth Digital has launched its first RDK Video Accelerator box after joining the RDK Video Accelerator Programme. The device is based on an Amlogic chipset. Skyworth’s new reference OTT set-top comes pre-integrated with the RDK application framework and the Metrological App Store. Skyworth’s RDK Video Accelerator is a UHD IP-set top, running on […]

Skyworth unveils ‘always-on AI TV’

Chinese TV manufacturer Skyworth has unveiled an ‘always-on AI TV’ at its new product strategy event. At the event, Yu Jianwei, China marketing headquarters executive vice-general manager and marketing director at Skyworth showcased the new TV and controlled it solely by voice. He switched the TV on and adjusted a nearby table lamp via voice […]

Sky, Google, Rai join HbbTV Association

A number of high-profile companies have joined the HbbTV Association in the past year, including Google, Sky and Italian public broadcaster Rai. Other new member include Greek public broadcaster ERT, Italian technology provider Kineton, and Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Skyworth, the association announced. “We are excited about these high-profile companies joining HbbTV Association,” said Vincent […]

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 […]

Drop in LCD TV panel demand from Chinese manufacturers

The top six TV makers in China plan to purchase 14.8 million LCD TV panels in the fourth quarter of 2015, a 16% year-on-year decline, according to IHS. The research firm claims that orders for the leading Chinese TV makers – Hisense, TCL, Skyworth, Haier, Changhong and Konka – will decline from 17.7 million displays shipped in […]

HTTV and Skyworth provide HbbTV STB to Parabole Réunion

HTTV is partnering with set-top box maker Skyworth to provide an HbbTV-compliant STB to DTH pay TV operator Parabole Réunion.  Parabole Réunion provides satellite TV to customers in the East Indian Ocean Islands of Réunion, Mauritius, Madagascar, Mayotte and Comoros. The firms claim that the deal marks the first time that viewers in the region […]

Motive Television signs South African set-top deal

TV technology firm Motive Television has signed a deal with Chinese set-top box maker Skyworth to integrate its software into STBs that will be used by South African free-to-air DTH service Siyana.  Motive Television subsidiary Motive Television Services today signed the software development license agreement with Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology, having last month announced its […]

Skyworth looks to international markets with Opera

Chinese TV manufacturer Skyworth has turned to Opera to provide software for a new line of smart TVs destined for international markets. Leading Chinese manufacturer Skyworth is launching its new line of smart TV models, beginning with the Skyworth 39E36, using the Opera Devices SDK, Opera TV Store and Opera TV browser. The 39E36 will […]