Category archives for: Connected TV

Live TV trumps other modes

Findings from research led by Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange (Ipsos OTX) polling 15,551 adults in 20 countries suggests that most (86 per cent ) global respondents who watch TV indicate they usually watch TV programming ‘live, although other popular modes of watching are catching on such as streaming or downloading from a computer (27 per cent ), streaming from the [...]

Over a quarter share content across devices at home

Over a quarter (26 per cent) of adults have shared media and/or content across separate devices via their home WiFi network, according to findings from market research firm YouGov. The report – Connected Devices, 2014 – found that just over a third (34 per cent) of adults specifically look for devices they can connect to their existing devices across their [...]

Aereo readies for Chromecast


Seemingly undaunted by its forthcoming US Supreme Court copyright case, Internet TV streaming service Aereo has announced that starting May 29th, consumers can access its antenna and DVR technology to record and watch live television using Google’s Chromecast device. Current Aereo members and consumers residing in active Aereo markets will be able to download (or update) the Aereo app for [...]

20% viewer time on streaming content

According to a Horowitz Associates study, TV content viewers say they spend two in ten (20 per cent) viewing hours streaming content, compared to 13 per cent in 2013. This change has been driven by an increase in streaming directly to the TV set—a trend that Horowitz hypothesises will impact viewers’ relationships to TV providers and network brands. Today, nearly [...]

Samsung wins Fox support for Ultra-HD


Consumer electronics giant Samsung has secured a JV output deal from Twentieth Century Fox in which the Hollywood studio’s films will be available in 4K/Ultra-HD on Samsung’s ‘Smart TVs’. Additionally, Samsung and 20th Century Fox’s Home Entertainment division will also add movies such as “Night at the Museum,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “The Counselor” onto a pre-loaded ‘video pack’ that [...]

RCA to launch Opera-powered Smart TVs in US

RCA, the renowned TV brand, is revamping its Smart TV portfolio. Opera has confirmed its partnership with ON Corporation, one of RCA’s brand licensees, to help bring popular online content, hundreds of TV apps and full internet browsing to cater the increasing OTT demand from a growing number of Smart TV viewers in the US. These TVs will hit the [...]

Google’s Chromecast in 11 more countries


Google has announced that its wireless video streaming device Chromecast is to roll out in additional territories. In a blog post, the company confirmed that Chromecast is now available in an additional 11 countries – Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK. Mario Queiroz, Vice President of Product Management, Chromecast wrote that in addition [...]

HBB4ALL boosts European Connected TV

Industry grouping the HBB4All consortium has announced the start of the European project HBB4ALL (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband for All). The project addresses media accessibility for all citizens in the connected TV environment. HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) is a European standard increasingly adopted by European broadcasters. According to the consortium, one of the challenges in the coming years will be [...]

Connected TV solution from Netgem


Connected home entertainment market specialist Netgem has unveiled its new out-of-the-box connected TV solution, netbox360. This new entertainment video offering enables operators to bring premium linear, on-demand and OTT content and services to any screen in the home, delivering next-generation immersive experiences in a personalised, ‘lean-back’ fashion. Netgem notes that with rising consumer demand for alternatives to linear TV content [...]

Vestel adds Opera TV Store

Vestel, the European TV manufacturer, has extended its content offering with the Opera TV Store, joining the growing list of customers launching Opera Software’s TV application platform. The move seeks to increase the volume of local app content rapidly across all Vestel’s Smart TV brands. Vestel will use the Opera TV Store to expand their existing app portal rapidly across [...]

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