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Sky Stream available in Italy from June 3rd
May 27, 2024 – Sky Italia has announced that Sky Stream will be available in Italy from June 3. The Entertainment OS-based box integrates Sky content with streaming apps and FTA channels into a single interface.
News categories: Sky Italia, Andrea Duilio, Digital TV, Italy, Set Top Box, Streaming

Irdeto certifies security on latest Amlogic HD broadcast chipsets
May 28, 2024 – Amlogic has extended its partnership with Irdeto by achieving certification to use Irdeto's security solutions on its latest generation of HD broadcast chipsets, the S805C1.
News categories: Amlogic, Irdeto, James Xie, Andrew Bunten, BroadcastAsia, Content Protection, Digital TV, ICs, Set Top Box, Worldwide

Telenet launches compact and eco-friendly TV box in Belgium
May 21, 2024 – Telenet has released its IP-only Telenet TV box IP. The box adds features such as voice control and access to a wide range of applications. The box is also 80% more energy efficient.
News categories: Telenet, Belgium, Digital TV, IPTV, Set Top Box, UX

Vantiva RDK device shipments exceed 125 million
May 13, 2024 – Vantiva (Paris: VANTI) has shipped more than 125 million RDK-based CPE products since 2012. The milestone includes both RDK-Broadband and RDK-Video shipments.
News categories: Vantiva, RDK Management, Leopold Diouf, Jason Briggs, CPE, Digital TV, RDK, Set Top Box, Worldwide

SafeShark finds connected devices not compliant with UK security law
May 2, 2024 – SafeShark has conducted analysis on over 100 connected consumer devices on the UK market, finding that three-quarters are not compliant with the requirements of the UK's Product Security and Telecoms Infrastructure Act.
News categories: SafeShark, Alex Buchan, Digital TV, Market Research, Regulation, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Software, UK

Roku unveils screensaver ad integrations, ad partnerships and fresh content
Apr 30, 2024 – At its annual IAB NewFront presentation in New York City, Roku (Nasdaq: ROKU) debuted new video experiences, ad solutions and content partnerships.
News categories: Roku, Charlie Collier, David Eilenberg, Advertising, Digital TV, NewFronts, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Streaming, TV OS, USA, UX

Laws to protect consumers from cyber threats come into force in the UK
Apr 29, 2024 – Manufacturers will be legally required to protect consumers from hackers and cyber criminals accessing devices with internet or network connectivity, as the UK becomes the first country to introduce such laws.
News categories: UK Government, Digital TV, Regulation, Set Top Box, Smart TV, UK

Rogers to bring Comcast and Xfinity products to Canada
Apr 24, 2024 – Rogers Communications has announced a 10-year agreement with Comcast to bring the latest Xfinity products and technology to its customers, including a new device powered by Entertainment OS.
News categories: Rogers, Comcast, Tony Staffieri, Dave Watson, Broadband, Canada, Digital TV, Gateway, Smart Home, TV OS

Aferian to implement further cost reductions at Amino
Apr 22, 2024 – Aferian (LSE AIM: AFRN) has provided a trading update. Owing to continuing deterioration in trading, the group will implement further annualised cost reductions of ~$3m at its Amino business.
News categories: Aferian, Amino, Mark Wells, Mark Carlisle, Digital TV, Results, Set Top Box, UK, Worldwide