Liberty Global’s 4K Mini TV Box has received a 2021 Red Dot Award for Product Design, making it one of the winners in the world’s most renowned competition for excellent design. The Mini TV Box was introduced in 2020 as Liberty Global’s smallest, greenest set-top box yet.
The Red Dot Design Awards have been in existence for over 60 years and have been become known as a mark of quality for award-winning product design with international design experts rigorously testing and assessing ergonomics, quality and functionality. The Mini TV Box was jointly designed by Liberty Global and DE-Design, a Dutch industrial design company and longstanding partner on hardware design.
Mark Giesbers, Managing Director of Products at Liberty Global said, “We are honoured to receive the Red Dot Award for our Mini TV Box. Powered by our next-generation Horizon 4 TV platform, the box plays an important role in providing our customers with a great entertainment experience on their TV screens. The WiFi-connected Mini TV Box is beautifully designed for those customers who want to place it in plain sight but is also so thin, small and silent it can be easily placed behind your TV. Our customers love the look and the powerful features such as the voice-enabled remote control, while enjoying the power the box packs to deliver our next-generation, 4K TV services.”
Besides aesthetics and ease of use, sustainability is a key part of the Mini TV Box’s design. At just 97 grams and with small dimensions, the box allows for a significant reduction in use of materials, of which 35% is recycled plastic. Energy consumption is an extremely low 5W, and it can be easily disassembled for refurbishment and recycling. Earlier, in recognition of its energy- and eco-friendly characteristics the Mini TV Box was awarded the 2020 Sustainability Award from Digital TV Europe.