Category archives for: Connected TV

Humax claims Freeview Play first

Digital set-top box specialist Humax says it will be the first manufacturer to launch set-top boxes to deliver the new Freeview Play connected TV service later this year. Freeview Play, which will be free from subscription and compatible with existing broadband services, combines catch-up TV, on-demand services and live television. The new Humax Freeview Play boxes will support HD content […]

Connected viewers interested in TV transactions

A study conducted for Delivery Agent by Nielsen has revealed notable consumer interest and intent to engage in commerce and associated commerce activities through connected televisions and related devices. The research underscores the opportunity for TV marketers to increase viewer engagement, generate customer leads, and sell products directly through the largest screen in consumer homes. Of particular interest, a majority […]

France: Growing interest in Connected TV

Findings from a survey of French adults by Harris Interactive and EBG indicate a growing awareness of and likely purchase intentions of Connected TV. The report – Troisième vague de l’Observatoire des Objets Connectés (Third wave of the Observatory of Connected Objects) seeks to measure changes in the level of knowledge, interest and purchase intention of the French towards connected […]

Freeview rebrands for connected future

UK DTT platform Freeview has undergone a major rebrand in preparation for a new product launch that will introduce a mass- market connected TV offer. The Freeview logo and visual identity have been refreshed to reflect the platform’s evolving service and will be introduced across Freeview’s product portfolio and brand marketing. The name for Freeview’s planned connected TV service has […]

Battle lines: Neutrality, Rights Auctions

Journalism about regulatory and commercial disputes often looks to conflict related analogies. It is, more often than not, an over-reach given the real armed conflicts that inhabit the world just now. But, given the vehemence of the protagonists, and the potential consequences of different outcomes, you can certainly see why it happens. Vehemence is the middle name of the Net […]

Samsung TVs insert unwanted ads into apps


Users of Samsung’s Smart TVs in Australia are complaining that advertisements are being inserted into their own locally-stored programmes and movies without permission. Several users of the Plex app reported their viewing had been interrupted half way through by a Pepsi video ad. Initially users were blaming Plex for inserting the ads, but the company denied its involvement. Users of […]

Verimatrix secures Movistar TV multi-screen


Spanish telco Telefónica has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for IPTV from the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services to provide enhanced revenue security for its Movistar TV, part of the Fusión service which features the most complete and varied telecommunications services and television content offering in Spain. VCAS for IPTV […]

Samsung warns about its ‘eavesdropping TV’

Samsung is warning its customers to avoid discussing personal information in front of their smart TVs. The cautionary note is for viewers who control their Samsung Smart TV using its voice activation feature. Such TV sets ‘listen’ to every conversation held in front of them and may share any details they hear with Samsung or third parties, it said. The […]

10m Chromecast sales in 2014

Google’s Chromecast is said to have sold over ten million units globally. While Google’s US headquarters hasn’t released Chromecast sales figures, Google Korea has told the Korea Times the company sold about ten million of the streaming media TV HDMI adapters in 2014, and it now supports more than 350 apps and services. “According to Google, more than 6,000 developers […]

Playcast gaming on Samsung Smart TVs

Batman: Arkham City available on Playcast

Playcast, the cloud gaming platform, has announced that its streaming video game service will be available on Samsung Smart TVs beginning in the second quarter of 2015. Playcast’s growing catalogue of games will be compatible with select Samsung Smart TV models and will be initially available to viewers in Brazil, Canada, Israel, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom […]

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