Streaming boxes or sticks are digital media players which, connected to a home network, allow consumers to stream digital content, such as music, pictures and videos.
Whereas these devices are legally sold, they are sometimes sold with previously installed add-ons (software) to direct consumers to unlicensed audiovisual content, live or on demand.
Cullen International's latest research shows that a court has banned the import and sale of Roku in Mexico.
In Canada, an injunction was ordered against five companies dealing in “pre-loaded” android set-top boxes. In the US, a court ordered Kodi software add-ons to be removed from all present and future Tickbox devices (streaming box manufacturers).
To the contrary, Roku arrived on the Colombian and Chilean markets in October 2017 as a video streaming provider (subscription to channels) and as a device manufacturer.
20 November 18
New benchmark on the “electronic communications exclusion” for voice-based services in the PSD2
Our new benchmark looks at guidelines on the threshold calculation method used to exclude electronic communications services providers from being subject to the EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2) in relation to voice-based services.
14 November 18
New benchmark on obligations/quotas to promote children's programmes in Europe
Our new benchmark shows if commercial broadcasters and public service broadcasters are subject to requirements on the promotion of programmes or channels aimed at children.
12 November 18
Our coverage of Central American and Caribbean countries is increasing with Cuba and Guatemala
Cullen International’s Americas Telecoms Country Profiles provide the key facts about the telecoms sector, including the main policy priorities, in 20 countries in the region - now also covering Cuba and Guatemala.