Tag Archives: STBs

A sharp increase has been reported regarding the number of government subsidized set-top boxes. With 11709 registrations captured in January, a total of 36042 TV households have registered for the set-top boxes (STBs). Commenting on the fact, Faith Muthambi, the Minister of Communications of South Africa, said: “It is encouraging to see the growth in […]


Telefónica seleccionó a Arris para el desarrollo de una amplia gama de nuevos set-top boxes. El flamante portfolio, llamado “Proteus”, comenzará a desplegarse en el 2017 e incluirá STBs HD y UHD para las operaciones de TV paga de Telefónica en Latinoamérica y Europa.   Este proyecto extiende la asociación entre Arris y la empresa […]


Telefónica has selected Arris to develop a comprehensive range of new set-top boxes. The new portfolio, named “Proteus”, will begin live roll-out in 2017 and will support HD and UHD video services in Latin America and Europe.   The project takes Arris’s and Telefónica’s strategic partnership to a new level – building on past collaborations […]


Las compañías chilenas de TV paga VTR y Telefónica del Sur (Telsur) deberán reemplazar en forma gratuita más de 900 mil decodificadores que comercializaron sin la certificación correspondiente. Esta resolución fue informada por el Servicio Nacional del Consumidor (Sernac), luego de una mediación con ambas empresas.   VTR deberá cambiar más de 700 mil STBs, […]


Chilean Pay TV companies VTR and Telefónica del Sur (Telsur) will have to replace for free over 900,000 set top boxes that were commercialized without the proper certifications. This resolution was informed by the National Consumer Services (Sernac) after a mediation with both companies. VTR will have to exchange over 700,000 STBs, while Telsur will […]


The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) has announced that the country will switch off its analogue television transmission by July 31, 2014, with the phased digital migration process beginning this month. RURA says there are currently around 21,000 decoders available from authorised distributors but estimates the need for around 80,000 STBs by July. “Initially, the […]


South Africa’s Communications Minister, Yunus Carrim, will present a proposal on Wednesday this week about whether to include conditional access in up to 5 million DTT set-top boxes which will be subsidized by the government. The battle has raged between FTA broadcaster, e.tv, and pay-TV operator, MultiChoice, which opposes government’s plans to include CAS on subsidised STBs, claiming the move will increase set-up costs and enable unfair competition among […]