Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement (CEEVA)

For the continued improvement in the energy efficiency of Set-Top Boxes used by consumers of Canadian residential video services.

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The Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement for Set-Top Boxes (CEEVA) covers the set-top boxes that consumers obtain from Canadian Pay TV service providers that service more than 85% of the Canadian Pay TV market. Canadian Pay TV service providers, who include cable, direct-to-home satellite, and IPTV providers along with set-top box manufacturers, are committing to improving the energy efficiency of set-top boxes from coast-to-coast. With this voluntary agreement, reached in consultation with federal and provincial governments, utilities and supporting organizations, it is expected that total annual energy consumption in Canada will be reduced and annual carbon emissions will be cut by over 100,000 tonnes.

Agreement & Reports

Set-Top Box Voluntary Agreement

The Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement for Set-Top Boxes was adopted to drive improvements in the energy efficiency of set-top boxes while encouraging innovation and competition. Signatories include service providers across cable, telecommunications, satellite and set-top box manufacturers.


Annual Reports

One of the requirements of CEEVA is the publication of an annual report. This report provides a summary of compliance, trends, and detailed energy measurements of each device for the reporting period.



Supporting Organizations

CableLabs is a non-profit research and development consortium that is dedicated to creating innovative ideas that significantly impact our cable operator members’ business. CableLabs also serves to define interoperable solutions among our members and their technology vendors in order to drive scale, reduce costs, and create competition in the supply chain. CableLabs’ membership is comprised of the major cable operators worldwide including the eight largest cable operators in Canada.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) represents the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry and more than 2,200 companies. Members tap into valuable and innovative members-only resources: unparalleled market research, networking opportunities with business advocates and leaders, up-to-date educational programs and technical training, exposure in extensive promotional programs, and representation from the voice of the industry.

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