Category archives for: Connected TV

Connected device streaming hits new high

Streaming films and television shows on Connected TV – including set-top boxes, game consoles and Smart TVs – is now the most satisfying and preferred viewing method, even before live TV. Streaming video services and devices are pioneering the digital space at a never-before-seen rate. According to the second year results of the New Living Room study conducted by Sony […]

HbbTV momentum continues to grow

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The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes, is achieving strong global momentum with new members, contributions and deployments, it reports. Within the last 12 months, the Association has achieved membership growth of 25 per cent, has had hundreds of apps deployed, […]

Amazon introduces $39 Fire TV stick

Little more than six months after Amazon introduced Amazon Fire TV, which quickly became the best-selling streaming media box on the e-retailer, it is introducing a smaller and even more affordable device. The Fire TV Stick connects to the HDMI port on an HDTV for instant access to movies, TV shows, music, photos, apps, and games. Fire TV Stick is […]

YouView adds iPlayer, BBC Red Button

Customers of on demand service YouView now have access to more BBC programmes with the introduction of new BBC iPlayer and BBC Connected Red Button. Customers will be able to watch exclusive BBC iPlayer programmes and discover content more easily. The refreshed look and feel offers new categories including comedy, arts, history and music. In addition, YouView customers will be […]

64% of US broadband homes have connected CE

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Research from Parks Associates highlights the financial and business opportunities in the expanding markets for pay-TV and OTT services, digital content, cloud solutions, and connected consumer electronics (CE). The research firm reports 64 per cent of US broadband households have an Internet-connected CE and 55 per cent have an OTT service subscription, an area poised for strong growth especially following […]

Airtel, Samsung launch India’s first iDTV

India’s Airtel digital TV, the Direct-To-Home (DTH) service from Bharti Airtel, is teaming with Samsung to launch India’s very first Integrated Digital TV (iDTV). As part of this initiative, Samsung’s range of SmartDirect TVs will come designed with an in-built Airtel digital TV Smart Card which will enable DTH signal reception without the need for customers to install an external […]

Cennarium streaming deal with Samsung Brazil

Following its successful launch Cennarium, the global performing arts streaming service, has secured a deal with Samsung to provide its OTT service to a projected 136 million of the tech giant’s connected devices in Brazil. Cennarium is a performing arts streaming service offering an exclusive selection of live recorded plays, operettas, music and dance from around the world. The unique […]

Orange TV on Samsung Smart TVs

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Orange TV is heating up the pay-TV competition in the market following the agreement with Samsung to make its pay-TV offer available on its Smart TV sets. The company aims to strengthen its position in the market at a time when telco operators are relying on pay-TV services to capture more clients and are involved in a prices war. The […]

ESPN, ABC and TNT secure NBA rights

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) has expanded its partnerships with Turner Broadcasting System and The Walt Disney Company through new, nine-year agreements under which ABC, TNT, and ESPN will televise NBA games beginning with the 2016-17 season and running through the 2024-25 season. The new deal is reported to be worth more than $2.5 billion per year and covers a […]

Connected TV ownership hits half a billion

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Worldwide ownership of Connected TV Devices (including smart TVs, smart Blu-ray players, IP-enabled game consoles and digital media streamers) grew 7 per cent quarter-on-quarter in Q2 2014 and 34 per cent versus the same period in 2013 to reach 500 million units. The growing demand for devices that facilitate the streaming of online video to the large screen TV is […]

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