Connected TV

Poland’s ipla on Toshiba smart TVs

Cyfrowy Polsat-owned OTT TV platform ipla is now available on smart TVs from Toshiba following an agreement between the pair. The ipla service will be… Read more

YouView shareholders set to back future investment

YouView’s shareholders, including the BBC, are set to sign a new agreement to secure the future of the UK connected TV service, according to UK… Read more

Amazon drops Lovefilm brand for SVoD

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Amazon is replicating its US SVoD offering in the UK and Germany, rebranding Lovefilm to Prime Instant Video and rolling it into its Amazon Prime… Read more

Lower TV sales bring down German CE market

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Lower TV sales led the German consumer electronics market to experience a top line decline of 2.6% last year, with a return to growth expected… Read more

Wuaki.tv joins Samsung WatchON app

Over-the-top video service Wuaki.tv has joined Samsung’s WatchON platform, making its entire catalogue available on the Android mobile and tablet app. Wuaki said that viewers will… Read more

OTT services to help double smart home revenues by 2018

Revenues from ‘smart home’ services will reach US$71 billion (€52 billion) in 2018, up from US$33 billion last year, according to Juniper Research. According to… Read more

BBC Trust calls for review into YouView investment

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The BBC’s governing body, the BBC Trust, has called on the broadcaster to “carefully review its investments” in YouView, Freeview and Freesat as part of… Read more

SimpleStream’s UK live TV app launches for tablets

Technology company SimpleStream has recorded 250,000 downloads of its live TV mobile streaming app, TVPlayer, 28 days after it launched in beta, and has announced… Read more

Web TV device ownership to double

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Connected TV device ownership – including smart TVs, web-connected set-top boxes and other TV-connectable devices – is set to double by 2017, reaching 1.8 billion… Read more

UK leads the TV field amongst Euro-peers, says Ofcom report

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TV revenue growth across the world’s major countries outperformed other communications industries last year, and the UK led across a range of metrics amongst European… Read more