Technicolor Pulls Out of Youview Deal

written by: Richard Kastelein

Share this Article

Technicolour, one of the main suppliers set to provide Youview with the most affordable Set Top Box (STB) solution, have pulled out of the deal, according to industry insiders. Cisco and Humax are still slated to develop boxes but at a much higher price point. Huawei, Pace, Manhattan and Vestel have all submitted ‘expressions of interest’ back in August 2010 but have not committed which leaves the project with a shortage of suppliers.

YouView, now being headed by Alan Sugar, is a joint IPTV venture between some of the UK’s biggest names in TV and broadband, including the BBC, ITV, BT, Channel 4, Talk Talk Group, Arqiva, and Five. But the open project has been set back to a 2012 launch and been harshly critisised by the likes of Sky and Virgin.

According to the specifications (229 pages) released only a few weeks ago, all YouView boxes will ship with at least 320GB of hard drive storage, and offer a minimum of two USB connections alongside the Ethernet port. However, while Wi-Fi must be supported, this can be via an optional dongle.



Other Sites

Social Media


About Us

TV Hackfest London 2013
TV Hackfest San Francisco 2014
M2M Hackfest 2013

Hackfest Twitter
TV App Market Facebook
TV App Market Linkedin
TV App Market Google+

Developer News
Enterprise Apps News

Digital Marketing News
Telecoms News
Cloud Computing News

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
About us
Write for TV App Market