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STB unites OTT and linear TV

A set-top box that combines OTT services with live broadcast TV and PVR and makes the content available across multiple devices is being shown at IBC2017.

The VBox UHD gPVR gateway is based on the Android operating system and integrates with quad DVB and ATSC tuners. It has a HDMI port to connect to a TV with transcoding available to support other devices and network conditions. For pay-TV content protection there are optional CI+ and digital rights management configurations. Recording can be done to an internal SD card, USB attached storage or network storage.

Amir Aharonovich, vice president of marketing, VBox, said: “Future growth in European TV will be driven by new services, as operators look to manage the proliferation of lower-cost offerings.

This is an exciting time for the industry. There are multiple opportunities for growth, and the new VBox UHD gPVR will enable TV operators to support new viewing behaviours, utilising existing infrastructures.”