The German private broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Group has announced that it has increased its HbbTV offer on a new Video Center, providing over 2,300 short highlight videos, available on-demand.
Belgian operator Mobistar has announced that it reached 10,000 subscribers to its hybrid Mobistar TV service at the end of 2010, just under three months after its October 8, 2010, launch.
Vodafone Germany is rolling out its Vodafone TV service with its hybrid Vodafone TV Center at the heart of the system. The hybrid box allows customers to (continue) to receive analogue cable and digital satellite chanenls alongside Vodafone TV’s IPTV offer. The box will automatically select the best possible reception.
Google has asked makers of upcoming Google TV-powered television sets to cancel plans to show off devices at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, as the company is working to refine its software, writes The New York Times.
KIT digital has secured a contract to provide streaming services to the Czech national public broadcaster CT.
Telecom Italia has launched a hybrid set-top box, called Cubovision, combining digital terrestrial television with broadband access.
French multi play provider Free has announced its new set-top box, the Freebox Revolution, that brings together TV, phone, internet and gaming capabilities. The heart of the device is the Intel Atom CE4100 chipset.
US based IMS Research forecasts that over 2.1 billion connected devices will ship globally.
Access and Vestel have announced that they have incorporated Access’ NetFront browser DTV Profile HbbTV Edition in the new Vestel HbbTV set-top box. This new device will enable consumers to receive satellite operator SES Astra’s new HbbTV-enabled services.
Pay-TV operators worldwide have been slow to support interactive features on set-top boxes, but high-end boxes that shipped this year in the US and Europe will enable higher levels of interactivity, including next-generation EPGs and hybrid services, with many services slated to launch in early 2011, according to ABI Research.