Set-Top Boxes sold into the up-and-coming Internet Protocol TV segment will ramp up in terms of shipments and revenue in the years to come, offering increasing competition to legacy products in the STB market, according to iSuppli.Read more
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After months of speculations whether Apple will release completely new Apple TV device making it a high-end media center for our living rooms or rather leave it, more or less, as it is (means without all the latest true HD capibilities, IP streaming, Blu-ray, live TV ability, HD recorder, 1080p support, etc.)… we still don’t know the answer.
The company introduced new Apple TV 3.0 software that gives us not more than a redesigned main menu – which is said to give a faster access to the content, possibility to watch iTunes Extras and enjoy iTunes LP in fullscreen and listen to the internet radio (including stations in high-quality HE-ACC formats).Read more
Consumers in Chicago and Denver will be the first in the US to experience Comcast’s video-on-demand without a set-top box.
Panasonic and Comcast today unveiled a tru2way digital cable service for the two cities with additional cities expected to go live in the coming months.
The UK’s free-to-air satellite service Freesat has racked up 100,000 sales since its launch in May.
Developed by the BBC and ITV, Freesat said high definition coverage of major sporting events over the summer played a key role in encouraging people to buy HD set-top boxes.
Reports on Blu-ray’s progress – and difficulties – on the road to becoming the mass-market video format are legion.
Monica Juniel, vice president of international marketing for Warner Home Video, added an interesting statistic into the mix during her presentation at IFA 2008 in Berlin last week.
Strong demand for digital STBs led to record shipments totalling 143 million units in 2007, according to market analysts In-Stat.
The results ensure that the digital STB market remains one of the fastest growing segments of the consumer electronics industry.
UK set-top box specialist Pace saw box shipments rise 55 per cent in the first half of this year with HDTV-enabled receivers with built-in hard drives fuelling the growth.
Pace is now working with 17 of the world’s top 25 pay-TV operators, and reported a CAGR of its HD-PVR shipments up 49%.