Connected TV

Roku widens gap over Apple TV in the US

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Roku has widened its gap over rival Apple TV in the US market and accounted for 46% of streaming media players bought last year compared… Read more

Germans embracing smart TV, bigger screens

Samsung Poland

Two in five TVs in German homes are now smart devices, according to a study by consumer electronics trade body the GFU. The study found… Read more

Google introduces Android mirroring for Chromecast

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Google has added Android mirroring to its Chromecast smart TV devices, enabling user to see their phone and tablets on their TV, enabling them to… Read more

Connected device ownership passes one billion worldwide

The global installed base of connected TV devices has now passed one billion and will double over the next five years to exceed two billion… Read more

Rovi extends Samsung deal

Rovi has renewed and extended to new territories a multi-year patent licence agreement with Samsung for the use of Rovi video discovery patents and technologies… Read more

Sharp extends Espial to mid-range models

TV manufacturer Sharp has extended its partnership with middleware provider Espial by choosing the Espial TV browser for additional mid-range smart TV models in some… Read more

Freesat sues Amazon for trademark infringement

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UK free-to-air satellite operator Freesat is suing Amazon for trademark infringement over its use of the Freetime brand used by Freesat for its advanced internet-connected… Read more

Two in five French homes now take IPTV services

Modes of TV reception in France 2008-13

Over two in five French households – 40.7% – received TV via ADSL or fibre by the end of last year, according to the latest… Read more

Samsung adds MBC Shahid VoD app

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TV manufacturer Samsung has teamed up with Dubai-based broadcaster MBC to launch the latter’s Shahid premium video-on-demand app across the Middle East and North Africa.… Read more

World Cup “most accessible in history” says Ovum

Ted Hall

The football World Cup from Brazil is the most accessible in the tournament’s history, according to research group Ovum, which estimates aht coverage of the… Read more