Tag Archives: set-top box

Peru to ban set-top box rental charges

The President of the Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications (Osiptel in Spanish), Rafael Muente, said in an interview with Gestión.pe that they are preparing a new rule, which will be issued before the end of the year, to ban the practice of charging a separate fee for the rental of  pay TV set-top [...]

Operadora portuguesa Nowo lança novo set-top box

A operadora portuguesa de TV por assinatura Nowo, antiga Cabovisão, começou a comercializar um novo set-top Box (STB), que vem acompanhado por uma nova interface, que foi criada tendo em conta as preferências dos clientes. O novo STB permite ver dois programas em simultâneo na mesma tela, oferece visualização fora de casa através da app [...]

Broadcasters want simpler STBs for DTT

  A Associação Brasileira de Emissoras de Rádio e Televisão (Abert) considera que o Gired, responsável pelo desligamento da TV analógica no Brasil, deve distribuir set-top-boxes (STBs) zapper às famílias beneficiárias de programas sociais. Na cidade de Rio Verde (Goiás), a primeira no cronograma de desligamento, os beneficiários do programa social Bolsa Família receberam conversores [...]

Radiodifusores querem STB mais simples para TDT

  A Associação Brasileira de Emissoras de Rádio e Televisão (Abert) considera que o Gired, responsável pelo desligamento da TV analógica no Brasil, deve distribuir set-top-boxes (STBs) zapper às famílias beneficiárias de programas sociais. Na cidade de Rio Verde (Goiás), a primeira no cronograma de desligamento, os beneficiários do programa social Bolsa Família receberam conversores [...]

ZNBC ramp up STB distribution

The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) plans to soon start distributing set-top boxes (STB) in Lusaka with over 100,000 STBs ready for distribution. In an attempt to meet the digital migration deadline, the corporation has already started the installation of digital transmitters in the country, informed Masudzyo Ndlovhu, Corporate Affairs Manager, ZNBC. The Zambian government [...]

Kenya ready for digital switch on Dec 31

Nairobi has enough digital set-top boxes to successfully undertake digital switch on December 31 with more than 1.5 million set top boxes available to cater to an estimated 1.26 million households, announced Fred Matiang’I, Cabinet Secretary of ICT. He further added that over 126 digital TV broadcasting content providers have been temporarily licensed and 26 [...]

USAASA releases STB subsidy details

Universal Service & Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA), the government agency tasked with bridging South Africas digital divide, has announced the details for subsidy qualification while buying a set-top box for DTT. The subsidies proposed for terrestrial STBs range from 66% for no-income households to 15% for those earning up to ZAR 2,499 (USD [...]