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April 16, 2011

YouView mandates box standards

by Brian Turner
YouView, the major IPTV platform being developed by a consortium that includes the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five, and BT, has released a mandate of technical specifications that set-top box manufacturers must conform to. The mandate itself is relatively simple and straightforward: linux receiver, with at least one HDMI port, two USB slots, as well as Wi-fi and ethernet ...

July 8, 2010

Multichoice chooses Pace STB

by David Allen
The UK-based set-top-box maker Pace, has won the contract to supply the African DTH provider, Multichoice, with second generation high definition set-top box equipment for the pay-TV market in Africa. Multichoice is a multi-national pay-TV provider with a current customer base of around 2.4 million, but it has plans to reach out to many more areas to find more ...

June 10, 2010

Pace adds wi-fi into STB

by David Allen
The UK-based set top box maker is indicating that it will be including wi-fi in its next generation of set top boxes, following a deal will the wi-fi alliance. In a company announcement, it was said that Pace will be behind the development of this technology within the set top box and connected television sector. Of course a new Pace ...

May 25, 2010

Pace is now number one

by David Allen
The set top box manufacturer Pace is now the biggest supplier of satellite and cable TV set-top-boxes to the pay-TV industry in the world, according to new data released by industry analysts, IMS Research. The Saltaire based company has shipped out more set top boxes than any other firm, taking it from third place in 2008 to market leader ...

May 24, 2010

Philips launches first Freeview PVR

by David Allen
The Dutch electronics firm, Phillips, has launched its first set top box for the Freeview+ HD format. The personal video recorder will be made by the firm's parent company, the UK based Pace. The Philips HDT8520 has a reasonable 500 GB hard disk, which will be capable of storing up to 125 hours worth of high definition content or ...

May 6, 2010

Pace wins Sky Germany deal

by David Allen
Satellite receiver equipment supplied by NDS and produced by the UK-based set top box maker Pace, has been selected by Sky Deutschland, which will supply digital satellite TV subscribers with the NDS XTV digital HD TV equipment. The set-top-box incorporates a 320 GB hard drive personal video recorder (PVR) which is capable ...

April 20, 2010

Pace looking at STB goal

by David Allen
The UK-based set-top-box maker, Pace, is looking forward to the World Cup in South Africa, not just because of the prospects of England winning or getting close at least, but mainly because the company is expecting a surge in new business as the event's opening date gets closer. This will be the first World Cup final to be broadcast ...

April 14, 2010

Mediaroom ups the Pace for STB’s

by David Allen
A set top box developed by the UK based Pace has passed the tests put in place by the S3 Group, after being selected by Microsoft to ensure that the set top boxes using the Mediaroom platform are to the right standards. Pace is now the second largest set top box maker in the world, selling over seventeen million ...

March 25, 2010

Pace launches new IPTV STB

by David Allen
The UK-based developer of set-top-boxes, Pace, will be launching a new platform utilising the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV software. The team at Pace has come up with a fully customisable platform that will allow operators of online TV services to roll out IPTV and hybrid broadcast and broadband services. Pace already produces tailor made packages for many of the main pay ...

New HD STB for games from Pace

by David Allen
UK-based Pace is well known for producing set top boxes for satellite and digital TV services, but recently the company has been diversifying and has come up with an HD set-top-box that will make PC games available on the consumer's own TV. This equipment has been built under the umbrella of the European Union’s own games@large project. The system will ...

March 3, 2010

Pace reports £1 billion in sales

by David Allen
The satellite and cable set-top-box maker, Pace, has announced that its sales have passed the £1 billion mark for the first time. However, it also warned that 2010 would be a slower year for the business. The company had sales of £1.13 billion in 2009 which produced a pre tax profit of £69.9 million. Pace has seen real growth ...

Astro picks Pace for HD STB deal

by David Allen
While the Saltaire-based set top box manufacturer Pace is riding high on the back of some great financial results, business goes on with the company signing a deal that will mean its set top boxes being sold in Asia. It has been announced the Malaysian satellite and phone company Astro has picked Pace to supply the broadcaster with HD ...

March 2, 2010

Second place for STB maker Pace

by David Allen
The Saltaire-based set top box manufacturer, Pace, is now the second largest supplier of satellite and cable television equipment in the world. According to research carried out by the Screen Digest, Pace has moved in front of Technicolor (formerly known as Thompson) and just behind the largest global supplier of set top boxes, Motorola. These figures come out just in ...

February 23, 2010

Pace partners with M7 for HD project

by David Allen
The UK-based set top box manufacturer, Pace, has announced that it has signed an agreement with the M7 Group which runs CanalDigitaal, TV Vlaanderen and TeleSAT in the Benelux region of Europe. Pace will be providing the pay-TV company with the latest HD TV set top box branded under the Philips name, but it will also carry the Pace ...

January 18, 2010

BT goes with Pace for STB

by David Allen
After announcing that its set top boxes were to go green, it seems that BT has chosen the UK based set top box maker, Pace, to produce the next generation of BT Vision+. Initially the contract to build the new equipment looked like going stateside for production. Motorola seemed to be coming ...

January 15, 2010

Pace set top box targets reached

by David Allen
The Yorkshire based set top box maker, Pace, has announced that it is on track to reach the targets laid down by the company’s management for last year’s trading. Currently the City is expecting Pace to announce sales of £1.12 billion, £80 million of pre tax profit leaving the company with around £70 million in net cash. Yet this time ...

November 5, 2009

Keeping up the Pace

by David Allen
The set top box maker Pace, based in the UK, has already had a good year, with figures going up according to the firm’s estimates, despite the current financial climate that is affecting consumers and businesses from all around the world. Now, according to reports from the company, it seems that it has been able to keep the ...

October 27, 2009

Pace introduces HD multiroom

by David Allen
The UK based set top box manufacturer Pace has finally launched its highly advanced multiroom digital video recorder or DVR. This new technology connects set top boxes around the home without the need for any wiring, therefore making it much easier for consumers to receive digital TV in other parts of the home. This is the first product capable of ...

October 20, 2009

Pace thinking outside the box

by David Allen
The UK-based set top box maker, Pace, may be the third largest equipment manufacturer in the world, but the company is always looking ahead for the next development in satellite and digital TV equipment. According to the chief executive, Neil Gaydon, the company sees the market changing, with consumers wishing to access TV in different ways and at a ...

October 15, 2009

Pace sets up lab in India

by David Allen
The Saltaire based set top box manufacturer is to open a facility in India that will help students prepare for work in the industry after they finish at university. This will be the first embedded system lab at the RV College of Engineering in Bangalore. The lab can be used by both undergraduate and graduate students in the fields ...

September 29, 2009

Pace ready to use Rovi tools

by David Allen
The UK-based set top box maker, Pace, will be using the Rovi Connected Platform in its next generation of set top boxes that are to be made for cable, satellite and other providers in the US. Rovi and Pace have been collaborating together for some time and this is just one development to come from this partnership. The Rovi Connected ...

September 21, 2009

Pace to supply green STBs in Ireland

by David Allen
It was announced at the IBC 2009 in Amsterdam, that UPC Broadband will be using the next generation of Pace set top box. These new set box boxes have been built with power consumption in mind and according to the figures it looks as if they have got this one right. The set top box will only use around 1W ...

September 11, 2009

Pace to build eco set top boxes

by David Allen
The set top box builder is launching a new, green, pay TV system, designed to have a Low Environmental Impact (LEI). The new eco friendly equipment will focus on three core values: hazardous substances - the use of hazardous materials will be phased out; packaging, by using one hundred per cent recyclable materials; and power consumption, with a reduction ...

September 10, 2009

Pace to supply equipment to Viasat

by David Allen
The UK based set top box manufacturer has been chosen by the Scandinavian broadcaster, Viasat Broadcasting, to provide state of the art equipment. Viasat Broadcasting will be launching the new hybrid personal video recorder (PVR), the Pace TDS855NV, which comes with twin tuners and the ability to download content from the Viasat on-demand service. Pace has been providing set top ...

August 17, 2009

Pace reaching for the Sky

by David Allen
Following the recent success in the set top box market, UK based Pace is setting sites high for the future, in fact it is aiming to be no less than the world leader in this growing market. According to the Independent, Pace is being pushed along by strong financial results and although the consumer electronics market is a tough ...

August 14, 2009

Founder of Pace cashing in

by David Allen
The country may be in a recession at the moment but even during these times there are some people that are finding that business is booming. One such businessman is David Hood, a founder of the set top box manufacturer Pace. He has recently sold shares in the company, netting a massive £12.5 million after the share price more ...

July 28, 2009

Pace sees profits triple

by David Allen
The UK based set top box maker, Pace, is reporting a huge improvement in the first six months of the year, in fact profits have tripled on the previous year. The economic downturn does not appear to be having a detrimental effect on the industry, in fact it would seem to be the opposite as the same time last ...

July 22, 2009

Pace secures Brazil set top box order

by David Allen
The UK based set top box manufacturer, Pace, has won a contract to supply the Brazilian cable operator NET Servicos de Comunicacao with HD TV set top boxes. NET has been pushing HD TV to its customer base for some time, and the introduction of a new set top box such as the one provided by Pace will help ...

July 7, 2009

Pace enjoying strong results this quarter

by David Allen
Pace has been enjoying some great figures recently and the latest company results look as if this trend is likely to continue for the first half of the year. It will not be until the end of July that the figures will be published in full, however the satellite system set top box maker has announced that figures are ...

April 20, 2009

Philips sells share in Pace

by David Allen
The electronics manufacturer, Philips, has sold its stake in set top box maker Pace. This would normally mean that one of the companies was heading for trouble, but industry experts are saying that the deal is good for both firms. Philips made around £42 million from the sale of its share, which worked out to be a seventeen per ...

April 9, 2009

Pace profiting from satellite demand

by David Allen
As the recession began to bite people started to go out less and spend more time at home, with cheap drink available from the supermarkets and satellite TV available from Sky to keep them entertained. One firm which appears to have come out of the credit crisis in good shape, is the ...

March 4, 2009

Pace beats credit crunch

by David Allen
The UK digital TV set top box maker has said that the growth in the pay TV market, especially in demand for HD TV products, has allowed the company to pay out a dividend to share holders for the first time in six years. The group's revenues reached £745.5 million for the year to Dec 2008. This includes the ...

Pay TV cashing in on nights in

by David Allen
Due to the current financial situation, many people have made a positive choice not to go out and spend money down the local pub or restaurant, but to stay in instead. Despite the problems faced by everyone entertainment is still required. This is where pay TV is cashing in on these stay at home consumers, and it is being ...

July 30, 2008

Pace see profits surge

by David Allen
With the digital switchover in full swing at the moment, it should be expected that a company whose business is directly related to digital TV would be doing well. For the West Yorkshire based set top box maker Pace their six monthly figures show that sales have been brisk. The company see nearly three million set top boxes ...

May 14, 2008

Pace to supply equipment to BT

by David Allen
The UK based set top box manufacturer Pace Micro are to supply BT with the latest equipment which will enable users of BT’s on demand service to watch and record programmes. The set top box will be known as the Pace V Box, which is in line with other similar equipment ...

May 13, 2008

Pace to supply V-box for BT Vision

by Janet Harris
BT Vision has chosen Pace Group to supply the next-generation V-box for its IPTV service. The set top box was previously supplied by Royal Philips Electronics which is now owned by Pace. The new V-box is an HD capable next-generation personal video recorder (PVR) with two tuners - providing both digital terrestrial channels and IPTV ...