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SoftAtHome delivers etisalat by e& smart home service

SoftAtHome, an independent software company for broadband, video and analytics, has been chosen by etisalat by e& as an Alexa Voice control trusted solution provider to deliver the latest smart eLife Set-Top Box (STB) and backend software to enable Alexa voice control features in Arabic and English. The new generation of STBs includes a smart […]

May 30, 2023

Portugal: Vodafone launches 5 in 1 TV box

Vodafone Portugal has launched Vodafone TV play, a 5 in 1 4K TV personalised, dubbed the ‘smart box of the future;. The device brings together embedded Android TV, the interface of the Vodafone TV service, the Android T smart system, voice control support via Google Assistant, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system, with Dolby […]

May 24, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Paramount+ now on Virgin TV

Customers of UK pay-TV operator Virgin Media with Virgin TV 360 or Stream can now access the Paramount+ SVoD service directly via their set-top box for £6.99 (€8.03) per month, or £69.90 per year. Paramount+ is the latest in a series of apps to become available on Virgin TV, offering customers access to more than […]

May 15, 2023

Surveys highlight effective site blocking benefits

The most recent piracy landscape consumer surveys commissioned by trade body the Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) show that while piracy rates remain stable in many countries around Asia-Pacific, there have been notable increases in piracy rates in Thailand and Taiwan, with a discernible increase also in Hong Kong. Notably, rights holders face challenges in procuring […]

May 15, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: Same-brand device ecosystems drive consumer loyalty

Kantar, the marketing data and analytics company, has released its latest Worldpanel ComTech data on the decision-making journey for technology devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, TVs, smart speakers, domestic appliances, and also Wearables (smartwatches & fitness trackers). The data reveals that the same brand ownership across multiple devices consolidates brand loyalty and drives revenue by […]

March 29, 2023

Broadband Forum: Operators eying CPE ARPU growth potential

Smarter Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) that drives an à la carte and differentiated service offering at the touch of a button will be essential for operators to secure new revenue opportunities and reverse declining ARPU, suggests Broadband Forum Managing Director Ken Ko. With traditional revenue streams, such as fixed voice and IPTV, decreasing, Ko is […]

March 14, 2023By Colin Mann

Orange Spain launches Infinity HomeBox STB

Orange Spain has launched Infinity HomeBox, a new set-top-box including Google’s integrated voice assistant, which is aimed at premium subscribers. The new device is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa; improves immersive sound through its Audio by Bang & Olufsen system with Dolby Atmos; has Wifi 6; and can also be connected via Bluetooth to other devices. […]

March 7, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Allente releases Google TV dongle

The Nordic TV distributor Allente has launched the Allente Streaming Hub – a Google TV streaming dongle, with Chromecast and Bluetooth built-in. Allente’s TV app is pre-installed on the device, as well as many other streaming services. Users can access both linear TV channels and streaming services via the Allente Streaming Hub, which comes with […]

February 23, 2023

Ericsson boosts indoor 5G capacity

Comms technologist Ericsson has expanded its indoor mobile connectivity portfolio with three new solutions that it says are easy-to-deploy and cost-efficient, aimed at delivering 5G coverage, capacity and capabilities across the interior of any work or business environment – regardless of the size or complexity of the building. The new solutions become part of the […]

February 9, 2023By Colin Mann

Sky rolls out Entertainment OS 1.1

Sky is rolling out new features to Entertainment OS, the Sky Glass and Sky Stream operating system. Entertainment OS 1.1 will bring Personalised Playlists, a new ’Play’ voice command to help viewers play what they want to watch even quicker, more ways to find content from favourite actors and directors, as well as enhanced Bluetooth […]

February 2, 2023By Nik Roseveare