STB


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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]