Advanced Digital Broadcast

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IndustryTelevision, Telecommunications, Pay-TV, Broadband
FounderAndrew Rybicki, Janusz C. Szajna, Krzysztof Kolbuszewski, Mariusz Walkowiak
HeadquartersBellevue (GE), Switzerland
Key people
Andrew Rybicki, charmain
ProductsSet-top boxes
Digital Video Recorders
Interactive television
Compact Television head-ends
Residential Gateways,
Home Networking,
TR-069 Remote Management,
Mesh Technology
Number of employees

Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) is a company which provides and integrates software, system and service solutions to pay-TV operators, content producers and property owners.

ADB's global headquarters is located in Bellevue, Switzerland.[1] They have research and development facilities in Poland and in Italy and an Operations division in Taipei, Taiwan. ADB has a local offices in several countries in Europe, the United States and Asia.

Founded in 1995, ADB initially focused on developing and marketing software for digital TV processors and expanded its business to the design and manufacture of digital TV equipment in 1997. The company sold its first set-top box in 1997 and since then has been delivering a number of set-top boxes, and Gateway devices, together with advanced software platforms.[2] ADB has sold over 60 million devices worldwide to cable, satellite, IPTV and broadband operators. ADB employs over 500 people, of which 70% are in engineering functions.[3]


In 1995, ADB was founded by Andrew Rybicki with an initial focus on developing and marketing software for advanced digital TV processors.[citation needed]

In 1997, ADB started designing and manufacturing of digital TV equipment. ADB designed its first commercial set-to box, and established its dedicated R&D facility in Poland and corporate headquarters in Taiwan.[citation needed]

Between 1998 and 2000 offices were opened in Australia, and Spain, and ADB sold its one millionth set-top box.[citation needed]

In 2001, ADB announced the development of an open standard set-top box middleware solution based on the Multimedia Home Platform (MHP) specification and established its worldwide headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The company sold its two millionth set-top box.[citation needed]

In 2002, the company opened its Americas headquarters in Chicago (since moved to Denver).[4][dead link] and became the world's first set-top box provider to launch an MHP digital receiver, the i-CAN 3000, in Finland.[5]

In 2005, ADB Group was floated on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SWX) [6] and ADB secured its first major IPTV contract to supply set-top boxes to Telefónica in Spain.[7] The company unveiled its first single-chip MPEG-4 AVC based set-top box, the ADB-7800TW.

In 2015, ADB rebranded and changed the company logo.[8]


  1. ^ "Contact ADB". ADB. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  2. ^ "ADB Group Annual Report 2010" (PDF) (Press release).
  3. ^ SAT Kurier, March 2009
  4. ^ "All Business, October 8, 2002, Poland runs first MHP tests in conjunction with ADB". 8 October 2002. Retrieved 13 January 2012.[dead link]
  5. ^ "DigiTV, June 2002". Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  6. ^ "ADB website – History". Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  7. ^ Lovelacemedia (20 June 2005). "Digital TV Group, June 2005". Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
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