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33% of UK homes own Smart TVs

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European entertainment and Internet of Things research from Parks Associates shows more than 40 per cent of broadband households in Germany and Spain own a smart TV, while UK adoption of smart TVs is 33 per cent. The research also reveals 54 per cent of Spanish and 38 per cent of UK and German broadband households connect a PC to […]

Netflix Digital Media Player viewing surges

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A growing number of US households are relying on dedicated set-top/plug-in devices (otherwise known as Digital Media Players) to watch Netflix on a TV set, according to a GfK study, Over-the-Top TV 2014. By contrast, video game systems – while still the most common hardware for Netflix viewing on a TV screen – are used much less than they were […]

Smartphone viewers TV’s New ‘Holy Grail’

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The number of consumers using tablets to watch TV and movies has sky-rocketed in recent years and many consumers bought tablets for the first time last year, according to a new annual consumer survey by Altman Vilandrie & Company. The strategy consulting group notes that in August, critics scoffed at comments by Apple CEO Tim Cook that tepid iPad sales […]

NOW TV on Apple TV

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Apple TV users in the UK are now able to enjoy Sky’s OTT service NOW TV with the arrival of the NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass and Sky Movies Month Pass. According to Sky, NOW TV is now the most comprehensive linear pay TV service on Apple TV with the addition of entertainment and movie channels. Sky Sports channels have […]

Altech expands offering of Opera TV products

Altech Multimedia and Opera Software are extending their partnership to bring the Opera TV Store application platform on board selected Altech set-top boxes, kicking off in Australia before rolling out internationally. Altech has already been deploying the Opera Devices SDK (Software Development Kit) and the Opera hybrid TV option in Europe, and will now also expand that offering to Australia. […]

Nearly 1bn Connected TVs by 2020

The number of TV sets connected to the Internet will reach 965 million by 2020, up from 103 million at end-2010 and the 339 million expected at end-2014, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. Covering 51 countries, the Connected TV Forecasts report estimates

Mediaset Italia streaming worldwide

Mediaset Italia, the international TV service of Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset, is now visible worldwide in online streaming via PCs, tablets and smartphones. The new service is called Mediaset Italia Online and offers the best of Mediaset programmes (both general entertaniment and thematic TV channels) on a single TV channel that is not available in Italy or Canada. The schedule […]

TiVo grows Opera TV Store in US market

Connected TV software specialist Opera Software is rapidly growing its list of US cable TV operators launching the Opera TV Store via TiVo’s whole-home gateway DVR and multi-room client devices. The expansion through TiVo brings numerous new viewers to the HTML5 TV application platform, which enables operators including RCN and Mediacom to offer popular apps and video content to their […]

Roku reaches 10m player milestone

Streaming media platform Roku has revealed it has sold 10 million Roku players in the United States. A post on the company blog describes it as “a huge milestone” thanking all its users for helping Roku achieve it. “We are dedicated to bringing consumers the best streaming TV experience and we’re grateful that our fans continue to support and recognise […]

Bouygues breaks ranks to take Netflix

Bouygues Telecom has broken ranks with other French platforms to make Netflix available on its set-top boxes from November. Netflix launched in France today (September 15th), at €7.99 a month. In addition to the forthcoming launch on Bouygues Telecom’s IPTV platform, the service can be accessed via PCs, tablets, smartphones, LG, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony and Toshiba smart TVs […]

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