Connected TV

Google begins sending out Android TV developer units

Android tv

Google has begun sending out developer units of its forthcoming Android TV platform to application developers ahead of the official launch of the platform. The… Read more

Germany’s WDR looking to revive public service VoD plans

WDR 2013 report

Germany’s WDR Media Group, an affiliate of public broadcaster ARD, is looking to revive plans to launch a VoD platform, after regulators blocked its joint… Read more

Freetime close to half of new Freesat box sales

Freetime by Freesat

UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat has added an extra 24,000 new households in the first six months of the year, taking its total to 1.85… Read more

New Google Chromecast features on way after successful first year

Google Chromecast

Google’s Chromecast internet TV dongle has delivered 400 million ‘casts’ from the web, mobile devices, laptops and desktops to the TV screen since it launched… Read more

YouView plans for future following shareholder agreement

Richard Halton

UK connected TV platform YouView has secured completion of an agreement between its shareholders that guarantee the venture will continue to be fully funded for… Read more

Roku widens gap over Apple TV in the US


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

chromecast cast_screen

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