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.
14 June 19
Webinar: New responsibilities for content sharing platforms in the EU - Recording available
On 13 June, Cullen International organised a webinar to enable you to grasp in one hour the new responsibilities for content sharing platforms in the EU. The recording is now available.
11 June 19
New benchmark on the state of play of PSTN shutdown and copper decommissioning in Europe
Cullen International’s new benchmark on technology migration shows whether plans to shut down the PSTN or decommission the local copper access network exist in 17 EU members states.
03 June 19
New report on regulation of connected cars in Europe
Cullen International has published a new report covering the main EU policy and regulatory initiatives relevant to the deployment of connected and automated mobility in Europe.