Connected TV

US internet connected TV devices set for growth

NPD connected device forecasts

There will be 231 million installed devices able to connect to the internet and deliver apps to TVs in the US by 2018, according to… Read more

Opera TV launches on LG smart TVs

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Opera TV has launched its smart TV toolkit on LG smart TVs. Opera TV Snap is designed to enable the fast addition of smart TV… Read more

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