Whoever said the set-top box (STB) was near death (you know who you are!!) hasn’t heard the latest stats from IHS Research. The good news for the STB ecosystem is that global STB shipments for the cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV markets are expected to reach 269 million units this year – marking an eight percent increase over last year. The number is forecasted to hit 286 million in 2014, and 290 million by 2015.
While some thought the STB would face death as the multiscreen phenomenon took off, IHS noted just the opposite, “the multiscreen phenomenon will help boost the STB market during the next few years, as operators offer multimedia home gateway (MHG) STBs that can deliver services to PCs, smartphones, tablets and other devices, supporting the operator-as-an-app model.”View Full Article
Responsible power usage is everyone’s duty. Power abuse, especially in the warmer months, leads to increased energy costs and the depletion of natural resources. And when it gets very hot, dangerous brownouts can occur if energy use is not properly curtailed.
So, in a video titled “Power Management,” Dr. Anton Monk, co-founder and vice president of technology at semiconductor solutions leader Entropic, talks about the steps television users can take to minimize the amount of energy they use. He explains how installing a set-top box onto a television lets consumers reduce energy use without having to make any sacrifices to their entertainment consumption habits.
A set-top-box is an external chassis that rests on top of your television and streams IP based content directly to your television over an Ethernet connection. In the video, Monk talks about the difference between power management and power consumption, and the role that individual consumers play in energy cost and availability.View Full Article
Recently, Entropic’s Vice President of China Operations, Tom Luan presented on the NEW Connected Home at Broadcast Asia 2013 in Singapore.
The presentation focused on solutions for incorporating high-definition (HD) video in APAC homes and the challenges associated with installing these solutions. Luan focused on the technology that is required in order to establish a well-connected home.
China, it should be noted, is the world’s most rapidly expanding Pay-TV market with 270 million Pay-TV subscribers. Of the 270 million subscribers, 80 million operate in HD. According to research presented by Entropic, by 2014 China will be the world leader of HD subscribers. This will surpass the United States and Europe.View Full Article
When it comes to television and Internet service and installation, it’s all about keeping customers happy. If the consumer isn’t satisfied with the service offered, he or she will discontinue and move on to another option that is more affordable and more reliable. Service providers are very aware of this and constantly seek solutions to keep this from happening.
It’s called a churn rate, and the higher the rate is, the more the service will cost.View Full Article
Entropic (Nasdaq: ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, presented at the ANGA COM Exhibition and Congress, a leading European event for broadband operators and content providers in Cologne, Germany, on June 6, 2013, at 3:00pm.
Entropic’s Noel McKenna, vice president, Sales for Europe, Middle East, and India, participated on a panel titled, “International Experiences: In-home Technologies,” which took place on the third day of ANGA COM, which focused on the Connected Home.
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