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Smart TV penetration 57% in W. Europe in 2017

International IoT research firm Parks Associates has published research showing smart TV penetration will reach 57 per cent in Western Europe this year. This growth comes as the connectivity rates…

Dangerous devices seized in anti-piracy raid

Trading standards officers in the inner-London Borough of Westminster have led a successful operation that seized a cache of potentially dangerous illegal TV streaming devices. The joint operation between Westminster…

Man arrested in illegal STB crackdown

Police in the UK Midlands city of Derby have executed a warrant as part of a crackdown on devices that illegally stream subscription services, in a joint investigation with intellectual…

Roku hits 15m monthly active accounts

Roku hits 15m monthly active accounts

Streaming platform specialist Roku has reached 15 million monthly active accounts as of June 30th 2017, growing 43 per cent over the same period of the prior year. Users streamed…

Ericsson secures QYOU content distribution deal

QYOU Media, a specialist curator of premium ‘best-of-web’ video for multiscreen delivery, has agreed a new distribution agreement with communications technology and services giant Ericsson that brings its curated online…

Live iPlayer restart from TV guide

Live iPlayer restart from TV guide

BBC iPlayer has made it even easier for some viewers to restart live BBC programmes, meaning that tennis fans keen to catch all the action from this weekend’s Wimbledon finals…

Spain: HBO app on Samsung TVs

Spain: HBO app on Samsung TVs

Samsung has launched the first HBO app in Spain that will allow viewers to access the premium US streaming platform on their Smart TVs. The app is available on all…

Sky invests in Circle Media Labs

Sky has made a $2 million (€1.75m) equity investment in Circle Media Labs, an early-stage technology company specialising in connected devices. Sky said the investment would provide it with additional…

Smart TVs half of connected device growth to 2020

By the end of 2020 there are forecast to be 260 million installed devices attached to the internet and able to deliver apps to TVs, according to the latest NPD…

Freeview Explore boosts content search

UK free-to-air platform Freeview is launching Freeview Explore – a new feature that it says will ensure that users of its Freeview Play hybrid service get the most out of…