Tag Archives: set-top

Set-Top Box Market to Hit $20B by 2028 (TV Tech)

Despite cord cutting and the pandemic, revenue from set-top box sales will hit record levels in 2028 according to a new report.... More

Apple Wants to Sell HBO, Showtime, Starz in a Single Bundle (Recode)

Apple isn’t done trying to sell you pay TV. Here’s the company’s latest proposal: It wants to sell consumers a premium TV bundle, which combines HBO, Showtime and Starz. A... More

GOP Lawmakers Urge FCC Regulatory Freeze (TV Technology)

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) sent a letter to Federal Communications Com... More

Amazon says FCC Licensing Body is Wrong Set-Top Approach (B&C)

Amazon execs met with a top aide to FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel last week to pitch their take on the FCC's app-based set-top revamp order, including that a proposed licens... More

Another Set-Top to Stream 4K (MESA)

Chinese consumer electronics company Xiaomi is going to give Roku and other 4K streaming devices a run for their money in the U.S. The company announced Oct. 3 that it will debut t... More

A Choice Beyond Cable Box Rentals? It May Hinge on a Swing Voter (NYT)

When the Federal Communications Commission announced a plan this year that would free people from having to rent cable set-top boxes, the cable and television industries balked and... More

Backers of FCC Set-Top Box Plan Push Back on Copyright Office (TheHill)

Supporters of a Federal Communications Commission item opening up the market for television set-top boxes are pushing back on concerns from the Copyright Office about the proposal.... More

Panasonic’s DMP-UB900 4K Blu-ray Player Taps The Top (Twice)

Panasonic is going decidedly up-market with the planned September launch of its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, which features UltraHD Premium and THX certification. The DMP-U... More

Content Companies Commend Box-Ditching Effort (B&C)

Major content companies 21st Century Fox, Time Warner, Viacom, CBS and Scripps offered their support for the basics of cable operators' "ditch the box" set-top proposal in meetings... More

Wheeler: Set-Top Proposal Doesn’t Undercut Copyright (B&C)

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has told legislators concerned about the impact of his set-top proposal on copyright that the combination of the FCC's historic recognition of the statutor... More

TiVo’s New Owner Ponders Binning its Own Boxes (The Register)

Tivo's new owner Rovi has hinted that it might get out of box retailing and focus on software and services. The source of the news is an SEC filing that records a presentation R... More

Should Consumers Be Permitted to Provide Their Own Set-Top Cable and Satellite Boxes? (WSJ)

To spark more competition, the FCC has proposed that a technology standard be developed—a so-called open standard—that would allow anyone to create and sell boxes or apps that ... More

INTX: FreeCast’s Universal Interface is the Secret Sauce for All Set Top Boxes, Other Media Devices (MESA)

As INTX continues in Boston, and the FCC proceeds with efforts to unlock the cable set top box, FreeCast has joined the Consumer Video Choice Coalition to advocate for a more compe... More

Capitol Hill Unrest Over FCC Set-Top Box Proposal Heats Up (Morning Consult)

You can forgive the Federal Communications Commission for assuming they’d receive more plaudits than they have for their effort to open up the cable TV set-top box market. Agency... More

Virgin Media to Launch New 4K-Ready Set-Top Box (Digital TV Europe)

Virgin Media is planning to launch a new set-top box and will introduce new features to its TV user experience in the second half of this year, the company has announced. Ahead of ... More

Set-Top Boxing (Bloomberg)

The battle over set-top boxes might not end up having much to do with the hardware itself. It may simply come down to which companies gain access to American cable users and all of... More