Connected TV

Samsung unveils smart TV games and new Skype app at IFA

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Samsung has unveiled new games for its smart TV platform and an updated version of the Skype app at Berlin consumer electronics trade show, IFA.… Read more

TG4 launches on smart TV, updates player and iPad app

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Irish language broadcaster TG4 has launched a new smart TV app, available on the Samsung, Philips, Opera TV, Sony, Foxxum, Toshiba and Google TV platforms.… Read more

Hisense and TCL launch Roku TV models

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Electronics manufacturers Hisense and TCL have each launched TVs with web-streaming set-top box maker Roku’s operating system built in. The new Roku TVs, which were… Read more

US broadband subscribers surpass cable TV customers

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The number of US broadband subscribers exceeded the number of US cable TV subscribers for the first time in the second quarter of the year,… Read more

Samsung acquired connected home specialist SmartThings

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Samsung has acquired connected home technology specialist SmartThings, which provides technology to allow users to synchronise connected devices in the home via a smartphone app… Read more

Android TV could disrupt streaming media player market

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Google’s forthcoming Android TV platform could have a major disruptive impact on the growing streaming media player business, with Roku likely to be vulnerable to… Read more

Microsoft to add free-to-air DTT tuner for Xbox One in Europe

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Microsoft is to provide a digital TV tuner for its Xbox One gaming devices in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, enabling Xbox users… Read more

BBC launching new iPlayer on wide range of smart TVs

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The BBC has begun rolling out the new version of its BBC iPlayer catch-up TV platform to a wider group of smart TV platforms. Executive… Read more

DTG begins work on Freeview Connected and 700MHz migration plan

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The UK’s Digital Television Group (DTG) is initiating work on the specification for the proposed Freeview Connected platform that will enable the delivery of on-demand… Read more

UK TV sees biggest communications revenue growth, says Ofcom report

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TV saw the biggest rise in communications sector revenues in the UK last year, seeing a 3.4% increase compared with decreases in the telecom and… Read more