Connected TV

Starz Play launches on Samsung Smart TVs


US premium cable network Starz has launched its authenticated TV everywhere service for Starz premium subscribers on Samsung smart TVs. Viewers will now be able… Read more

LG to issue webOS TV update, adds content partners

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 is releasing a free firmware upgrade for its 2014 webOS smart TVs and is adding new content partners to the platform – including HD and… Read more

Haier launches new US Roku TV line

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Chinese electronics firm Haier has launched a new line of Roku TVs in the US, powered by Roku’s operating system. The 4 Series Haier Roku TVs… Read more

Freesat claims 200% connected customer increase

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Freesat claims it has increased the customer base of its connected service, Freetime, by 200% year-on-year in the first half of 2015. The UK free-to-air… Read more

Foxxum secures place on Sharp smart TVs in Europe

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Consumer electronics manufacturer UMC Slovakia, which holds the licence to the Sharp brand in Europe, has teamed up with smart TV content and app specialist… Read more

Lenovo joins HDMI device battle with Chromecast rival

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Chinese technology giant Lenovo has launched a Chromecast rival, the Lenovo Cast, to bring content from smartphones and tablets to the TV.  The device, which… Read more

More than half of US homes have web-connected TV

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Some 56% of all US households have at least one TV set connected to the internet, according to new stats by Leichtman Research.  The research… Read more

Italy’s Chili launches UHD service with Thomson technology


Italian OTT TV service provider Chili has launched an Ultra HD service as part of its movie offering. Chili is using Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE… Read more

Beltelecom’s Smart Zala launches on Samsung smart TVs

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Belarus service provider Beltelecom’s multiscreen service Smart Zala is now available via Samsung smart TVs. The service is available on 2013 and 2014 Samsung models.… Read more

Connected TV will drive OTT subscriber surge

OTT uptake could be driven by devices such as Chromecast

A huge increase in connected TV sales will spur a surge in the number of consumers paying for OTT services such as Netflix and Amazon… Read more