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  • Nov 29, 2014
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Set-Top Box

Taiwan start-up signs tech deal with mainland TV set-top maker

A Taiwanese firm specialising in wireless streaming has signed an unusual deal with mainland-based Coship Electronics to design set-top boxes that let television viewers send on-air content to mobile devices.

Wednesday, 9 January, 2013, 4:08am

Xiaomi suspends set-top box amid illegal content talk

Xiaomi Technology's set-top box suspended services a week after it debuted in Beijing as rumours circulated that the device is under government investigation for violating broadcasting rules.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:59am

Watch what you say

The death in May of Eugene Polley, inventor of the first wireless television remote control in 1955, got me thinking about how little has changed since his Flash-Matic wowed the world. In recent years we've seen various innovations, but could motion-sensing devices such as the Nintendo Wii's Nunchuk be the remote control's last stand as a piece of handheld hardware?

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Digital channel kicks off amid consumer caution, confusion

Digital television, branded the next revolution in broadcasting, kicked off in the city yesterday with the launch by Asia Television of a trial channel.

Electrical appliance shops in Mong Kok were swamped with shoppers watching the digital broadcast, but many found the cost of set-top boxes - needed to receive digital TV signals - beyond reach.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

DVN in deal with Guangxi TV operator

Hong Kong-listed set-top box manufacturer DVN (Holdings) has entered into a framework letter of intent with a Guangxi-based television operator as part of the mainland regulator's drive to migrate the region's cable network from analogue to digital.

6 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Digital cable TV stations offered tax holidays

A mainland digital cable television broadcaster has been granted a three-year tax holiday by the central government as part of a campaign to boost subscriptions nationwide.

Qingdao Cable TV Network will be exempted from sales tax, estimated at about 5 per cent of total turnover, on its digital service from January 1 to the end of 2007.

6 Jan 2005 - 12:00am