All Analysis Set-Top Box SoftwareDisplaying 1-20 from 25 items
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- Adobe Systems Incorporated
- ARRIS International
- BAM Technologies
- Brightcove Inc.
- Imagine Communications
- Kaltura Inc.
- Neulion, Inc.
- Ooyala, Inc.
- Quickplay Media Co
- Tivo Inc
- Verimatrix, Inc.
- Viaccess and Orca Interactive
- 2nd Screen
- Content Discovery
- Content Security
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IBC 2018 recap: an industry undergoing restructuring and partial upheavalSeptember 28, 20182018 is likely to be remembered as the year of private equity. The video industry’s capital structure has changed dramatically, and with it, the composition of the competitive vendor landscape.Subscribers Only
Cisco, Permira and Synamedia: Market Signals Thus FarSeptember 05, 2018Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) segment, acquired by private equity firm Permira, has been redubbed Synamedia. Although the transaction is not final – we expect it to conclude during the second half of calendar-year 2018 – Synamedia has enumerated four solution areas that will define the firm’s focus: anti-piracy services; RDK, Android TV, and one-way set-top box middleware solutions; cloud DVR solutions; low-latency OTT and ABR streaming solutions.Subscribers Only
Nagra divests SmarDTVAugust 31, 2018Nagra has divested its SmarDTV business. The firm announced during the first quarter of 2018 that it was looking for a buyer; in Neotion – the French conditional access vendor – Nagra has found one. Neotion will acquire SmarDTV’s conditional access module (CAM) and pay TV set-top box assets, while Nagra will retain SmarDTV’s plants in the UK and France, as well as SmarDTV’s entire patent portfolio. The USD 20m transaction hinges upon Nagra’s licensing the SmarDTV patents to Neotion, and to Neotion’s newly created SmarDTV Global affiliate.Subscribers Only
The 2018 NAB Show – Highlights and RecapJune 21, 2018NAB 2018 brought forth many of the traditional companies within content, broadcast, and pay-TV, which presented solutions at the show that reinforced the ongoing trends in the pay-TV ecosystem.Subscribers Only
Wyplay embraces Android Operator TierJune 19, 2018Wyplay has become the latest set-top middleware and UX vendor to embrace the Android TV platform, and market a custom launcher for Android TV’s Operator Tier. Debuted in Q1 2017, and formalized in the second and third quarters of the same year, Operator Tier affords Android TV adoptees considerably more latitude in designing a device’s home-screen, app carousel, icons, and content placement.Subscribers Only
Cisco exits video - rationale and implicationsMay 02, 2018Subsequent to a lengthy review of its Service Provider video business, Cisco is divesting its Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) segment. Private equity firm Permira will acquire Cisco’s video security, video experience, and video processing assets. While neither the name of the new entity, nor the value of transaction has been disclosed, it is known that Abraham Peled – NDS’ former CEO and Chairman – will reclaim his role as Chairman of the new company. Subject to regulatory approval, Cisco anticipates that the sale will complete by the end of October 2018, or within Q1 of Cisco’s 2019 financial year.Subscribers Only
Set-top Box Software Market Report - 2017April 20, 2018This market monitor provides in-depth insight into the market for set-top box middleware, UX software, and operating systems. Its comprehensive written analysis serves to draw attention to the industry's most important trends and competitive dynamics.Subscribers Only
IBC 2017 Recap:A harbinger of massive industry changeDecember 12, 2017IBC 2017 was ostensibly dominated by a host of Android TV, voice control, analytics, and cloud DVR-related announcements. In actuality, virtually every announcement trumpeted at the show can be traced to a single, inexorable market reality. The Web Giants have indelibly made their mark on the video technology industry.Subscribers Only
Verimatrix acquires Mirimon technology and teamJune 27, 2017Content security firm Verimatrix has acquired Genius Digital’s Mirimon engineering team, technology, and associated IP. The Mirimon stack comprises a set of technologies that allow service providers to harvest data from a range of end-user devices, and from operator-managed consumer premises equipment (CPE) in particular. Verimatrix’s Verspective analytics proposition will integrate the technology. The acquisition’s value is unknown. However, given that Genius Digital generated turnover of roughly USD 1.5m in 2015, IHS Markit believes that the deal was modest in size.Subscribers Only
Ericsson taps into Android TV with Google partnershipSeptember 19, 2016Ericsson is collaborating with Google to extend the scale of its MediaFirst TV platform. MediaFirst will be integrated into Google’s Android TV ecosystem, and as such, will allow operators to launch Android-TV-based services with ease.Subscribers Only
The outlook for Android STBsJuly 14, 2016This report provides a holistic view of Android OS across the pay TV and OTT retail STB landscape - focusing on the strategies and rationale of pay TV operators who have chosen Android implementations. The report also analyses the OTT STB market and the impact of Google's current vision of its Android platform.Subscribers Only
Rovi acquires TiVoMay 04, 2016The heavens have aligned for two of the media-and-entertainment industry’s technology giants. Analytics, program guide and IP-licensing kingpin Rovi will acquire OTT software, UI pioneer and DVR progenitor TiVo. Valued at roughly USD 1.1 billion, the deal remains subject to closing conditions, is expected to conclude by the end of the third quarter, 2016, and will usher in the disappearance of the Rovi brand entirely.Subscribers Only
Sky unveils its new Sky Q multimedia home gateway set-top boxesNovember 19, 2015Sky unveils its new Sky Q multimedia home gateway set-top boxes UK Satellite pay TV and ISP provider Sky has announced its new Sky Q set-top box family. The new product range, set to launch early 2016, features two flavours of multimedia home gateways (MHG): the standard box “Sky Q” and its premium equivalent “Sky Q Silver”, there is also a companion thin client branded the “Sky Q Mini”...
Sky aims to re-establish itself as innovation leader with new Sky Q platformNovember 18, 2015UK pay TV market leader Sky today unveiled a new suite of premium products, grouped together under the Sky Q brand, designed to offer the most complete and joined-up TV viewing experience possible. The service will be made available to the operator’s satellite customers in the UK and Ireland in early 2016.Subscribers Only
Evolving Set-Top Box Market DynamicsOctober 16, 2015This presentation provides a clear overview of the major trends and dynamics across the Set-Top Box and OTT/Multiscreen landscape, it examines the rationale behind the emergence of new business models, vendor consolidation and technological developments such as UHD.Subscribers Only
China’s cable TV operators to focus on multiscreen TVMay 05, 2015The 23rd China Content Broadcasting Network (CCBN) took place in Beijing from March 24 to 28. China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT) used the show communicate new strategic directions for the development of China’s TV broadcasting. The government is encouraging cable TV operators to upgrade their networks to support multiscreen TV services to connected devices, now that TV digitization is almost complete. There were 234 million of cable TV users and 184 million digital subscribers at the end of 2014.Subscribers Only
Free deploys the first Android TV set-top box with UHDApril 22, 2015Free deploys the first Android TV set-top box with UHD French telco Free has launched its UHD offering “Mini 4K” as the new default entry-level TV package, succeeding the HD Freebox Crystal. The package is composed of a set-top box (named Player), running on Android TV with Google Cast functionality and a broadband gateway (named Server) with an integrated Femtocell. The STB can be connected to the gateway wirelessly using 802.11n or wired Ethernet or via FreePlug power-line home networking adapters. The Mini 4K package is available to new subscribers for €29.99 a month on a rolling contract, whilst existing subscribers with a Freebox Revolution can get the Mini 4K STB as a second box for an additional €1.99 per month.Subscribers Only
Dish Network launches next-gen user experience and smartphone-like voice control with UHD set-top boxJanuary 29, 2015US satellite pay TV operator Dish Network will launch a UHD set-top box (STB) in Q2 2015. Branded the 4K Joey, it will be a thin client design to be used in conjunction with its Hopper multimedia home gateway (MHG) and is compatible with all second generation UHD TVs: those with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. The 4K Joey is based on a Broadcom system-on-chip (SoC) and supports UHDp60 with 10bit colour, as well as simultaneous decoding...
Swisscom moves multiscreen platform to the main TV screenApril 30, 2014Swisscom has launched a new iteration of its IPTV service, which it has branded TV 2.0. The next generation TV experience employs a set-top box with Android-based Teatro-3.5 software platform from Switzerland’s i-Wedia, and supports network DVR. The box uses Verimatrix VCAS and Microsoft PlayReady for content protection. The STB is powered by Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 Plus system-on-a-chip (SoC), and is 802.11ac Wi-Fi-enabled.
Harris Broadcast splits into Imagine Communications and GatesAirMarch 20, 2014Professional broadcast equipment provider Harris Broadcast will divide into two brand new corporate entities, Imagine Communications and GatesAir. Imagine Communications will provide solutions for delivering and monetizing multiscreen content while GatesAir will focus on TV and radio over-the-air market.