Tag Archives: STBs

Government subsidised STBs on demand in South Africa

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 [...]

Dish México elige STBs de Skyworth

El operador DTH Dish México seleccionó a Skyworth Digital como proveedor de STBs, informó la empresa china en un comunicado. Mediante el acuerdo, Skyworth Digital suministrará múltiples equipos de próxima generación, integrando su plataforma con el CAS y los proveedores de middleware, entre ellos Inview.   El acuerdo entre ambas empresas se produce luego de [...]

Dish Mexico selects Skyworth’s STBs

DTH operator Dish Mexico has selected Skyworth Digital as set-top box supplier, the China-based company announced through a press release.  Under the agreement, Skyworth Digital will supply multiple next-generation STBs, integrating its platform with top tier CAS and middleware vendors, such as Inview.   The deal with Dish Mexico follows the opening of Skyworth Digitals [...]

Arris desarrollará nuevos STBs para Telefónica

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 [...]

Arris to develop new STBs for Telefónica

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 [...]

VTR y Telsur de Chile deberán cambiar gratis más de 900 mil STBs que comercializaron sin certificación

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 VTR and Telsur will have to replace over 900,000 uncertified STBs for free

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 [...]

Rwanda to make digital switch by July 31

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 to take a stance on conditional access in STBs

South Africas 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 governments plans to include CAS on subsidised STBs, claiming the move will increase set-up costs and enable unfair competition among [...]