Connected TV

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

DanceTrippin TV launches app for Roku and Amazon Fire TV

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Music channel DanceTrippin TV has launched a smart TV app for Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices. The channel, which airs coverage of live-recorded DJ… Read more

Freeview passes 100m device milestone


UK digital-terrestrial platform Freeview has passed the milestone of 100 million integrated digital-terrestrial TVs and set-top boxes sold since the platform launched in 2002.  The… Read more

Amazon orders new kids pilots

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Amazon has ordered a new season of kids pilots, with shows from prodcos including The Jim Henson Company and the creative behind shows including Hannah Montana and Gilmore… Read more

Freesat doubles number of Freetime customers


UK free-to-air satellite operator Freesat has doubled the number customers to its connected Freetime service.  The connected TV offering gained twice the number of new customers… Read more

Roku adds Sharp to smart TV partners line-up

Insignia's Roku TV as demonstrated at this year's CES

Smart TV device manufacturer Roku has added TV manufacturer Sharp to its roster of partners, and Sharp will integrate Roku software in its next generation… Read more