Category archives for: Connected TV

Online TV Box from Sky Deutschland

All existing and new subscribers to Sky Deutschland’s Sky Online and Snap services can now order the Sky Online TV Box powered by Roku. The Sky Online TV Box is available at the introductory price of €49.90 when ordered with the Sky Online (www.skyonline.de) or Snap (www.skysnap.de) service. Current Sky Online or Snap customers can purchase the streaming box in […]

More than half of TVs sold are now smart

After five years of continuous decline, research from Mintel reveals that the TV market has recorded growth in value for the first time since 2009. Boosted by the impact of the FIFA World Cup, Mintel expects that the UK televisions market will return to growth by the end of 2014, with sales of televisions forecast to increase by 1 per […]

Sony: “Why always me?”

One of the most gifted but controversial characters in the English Premier League is the Italian Mario Balotelli. One minute he scores a breathtaking goal for his country, the next he sets his house ablaze by letting off fireworks in his bathroom. You get the picture. Once he revealed a T-shirt in a goal celebration that read “Why always me?”. […]

Amazon confirms Ultra-HD streaming

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Amazon has confirmed that that Prime members and all customers can now instantly enjoy blockbuster movies, hit TV shows and Amazon Original Series, in Ultra-HD picture quality. Ultra-HD movies and TV shows are accessible through the Amazon Instant Video app on compatible Ultra-HD Smart TVs. Available at no additional cost to their membership, Amazon Prime members can now binge watch […]

Connected TV device ownership up 28% in US

Ownership of Connected TV devices (including smart TVs, smart blu-ray players, IP-enabled game consoles and digital media streamers) in the US grew 5 per cent quarter-on-quarter in Q3 2014 and 28 per cent year-on-year to reach 168 million units. Fuelled by a desire to watch video content delivered via the open Internet, the average US home now owns

Online BBC3 to be a pathfinder for other services

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Senior executives at the BBC have revealed further details of the Corporation’s proposals to close BBC as a broadcast channel and reinvent it online. The changes – which are subject to approval by the BBC Trust – will generate savings of £50 million, which will be reinvested into BBC Three online, as well as strengthening BBC One. Speaking at a […]

Live video broadcasting becoming the new ‘selfie’

Video and visual technologies are becoming increasingly important for interacting with customers and each other, according to information technology research and advisory specialist Gartner. The firm predicts that by 2017, live video broadcasting will be the new ‘selfie’ and recommends that product managers start creating a ‘visual’ strategy straight away to accommodate this trend. “The next generation of consumer services […]

Bell Media launches CraveTV SVoD service

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Canadian multimedia company Bell Media has unveiled its next-generation subscription on-demand video streaming service. Formerly given the working title ‘Project Latte’, Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media introduced Canada to CraveTV, which the company says costs about as much as a latte, offering premium television, for $4/month, bringing simplicity, ubiquity, accessibility, and premium content to Canadian TV lovers at an unbeatable […]

Home ent device sales to boom

Findings from market research and business strategy services firm IE Market Research (IEMR) suggest that the connected home entertainment devices market is set for significant growth, with the Smart TV segment experiencing considerable growth in markets globally, increasing at a CAGR of 22.5 per cent.

Curzon App allows day-and-date viewing

Samsung Electronics Co. UK has confirmed the availability of a refreshed and improved Curzon Home Cinema Smart TV App on the Samsung Smart Hub, giving users access to select films, including recently acclaimed titles Joe starring Nicolas Cage, and Ida from director Pawel Pawlikowski, the day they are released in Curzon cinemas. Widening its cinema offering, Curzon caters to all […]

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