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Super Bowl free on Roku

Super Bowl free on Roku

Streaming device specialist Roku is to make coverage of the forthcoming American football Super Bowl available for free. Writing in the Roku Blog, Melissa Morell, Senior Manager, Social Media, says…

Connected TVs in 74% of US broadband homes

According to research from The Diffusion Group (TDG), the penetration of Internet-connected TVs among US broadband households has increased nearly 50 per cent since 2013, from 50 per cent to…

Trust chief warns of digital TV piracy risks

The head of pro-copyright education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness has warned of the risks of pirating film, TV and sports content through unauthorised apps, suggesting that parents…

An Echo of the future….

There was a kind of funny story all over the press here last week. Amazon Echoes in California (where else) started ordering doll’s houses for their owners. In a true…

Sony kids’ catch-up on YouView

Sony Pictures Television’s portfolio of kids’ channels is launching a catch-up service on UK Internet TV platform YouView from January 10th. Following YouView’s recent announcement of a re-engineering and redesign…

Social media video driving viewing screen shift

The ascent of social media platforms as video destination sites is having a dramatic impact on the viewing behaviour and screen choices of consumers. Ampere research shows that social-media…

@ CES Samsung QLED TV

Samsung says the QLED TV is world’s first television to reproduce 100 per cent colour volume thanks to new and advanced Quantum Dot technology “2017 will mark a major paradigm…

1 in 8 Smart TVs sold in US run Roku OS

1 in 8 Smart TVs sold in US run Roku OS

Industry data shared by streaming device specialist Roku reveal incredible momentum for the Roku TV programme in just two years since its launch. As of December 2016, following launch into…

Freeview embarks on all-HD future

Freeview embarks on all-HD future

High definition TV will become the norm in the UK from January 1st 2017 as the Freeview logo is withdrawn from new SD TVs and set-top boxes. Guy North, Managing…

Italy’s RAI expands OTT to Smart TVs

Italy’s RAI expands OTT to Smart TVs

Italian public broadcaster RAI has expanded its RaiPlay OTT service to Smart TVs. RaiPlay now enables TV viewers to directly access a selection of the flagship programmes from RAI’s TV…