Category archives for: Connected TV

Connected TV take-up driven by SVoD

Futuresource Consulting’s latest wave of  Living with Digital consumer research highlights the continued shift in entertainment behaviour amongst respondents. One key trend is the emergence of TV as an increasingly connected device, either directly on the connected TV or through ancillary devices such as digital media adaptors (DMA) or connected set-top-boxes, both of which have emerged as very important devices. […]

PSN to offer premium entertainment


Sony has revealed that its PlayStation Network (PSN) will be the premium entertainment service brand which encompasses games, TV, video and music services. ‘Video Unlimited’ and ‘Music Unlimited’, Sony’s digital video and music services currently offered on Sony Entertainment Network (SEN), will become part of PSN, and rebranded as PlayStation Video  and PlayStation Music respectively. The companies’ network service offerings […]

Australians increasingly connecting TVs


One in eight Australian households now have a Smart TV – almost a sixfold increase over the last four years, data from Roy Morgan Research shows. 1.125 million homes now contain at least one television with an inbuilt Internet connection, from brands including Panasonic, LG, Sony and Samsung. But as well as Smart TVs, there are now

Record-breaking 2014 for iPlayer

BBC iPlayer and BBC iPlayer Radio saw a record-breaking 3.5 billion TV and radio programme requests in 2014 – up from 3.1 billion in 2013, with over 2.6 billion TV requests and over 860 million radio requests across all devices. The much-anticipated return

Irdeto: Video gaming imposes on TV consumption

Irdeto has launched its Eye on 2020 report, a series of predictions over the next five years covering trends that will impact the broadcast and content industries, including the connected home, piracy, platform expectations and future differentiators. In what is set to be a make or break time for operators looking to flourish and as new technologies, content and demographic […]

smartclip and Toshiba team up

smartclip has announced a new partnership with Toshiba. As a technology and marketing platform for digital video advertising, smartclip secures the European advertising rights for Toshiba’s Smart TV platform, continuing to expand its advertising inventory in the smart TV and addressable TV domains. As a partner to Toshiba, smartclip will deliver digital video campaigns on the home screens of Toshiba […]

Netflix tops 57m subs; accelerates expansion

Internet entertainment streaming service Netflix has released Fourth-Quarter 2014 Financial Results which show that in 2014, it added a record 13.0 million new members, compared to 11.1 million in 2013, bringing its global total to 57.4 million members. In a Letter to Shareholders, Netflix said that in Q4, it added 4.33 million members, compared with 4.07 million in the previous […]

DISH lauds Hopper copyright victory

US pay-TV operator DISH has welcomed a judgement from the United States District Court, Central District of California which upholds the rights of consumers to use AutoHop, PrimeTime Anytime and Transfers Features. The decision is first to apply the US Supreme Court’s June 2014 opinion in Aereo to other technology. The court’ summary judgement decision upheld the rights of consumers […]

Motive adds Chromecast to TabletTV

Pay-TV technology specialist Motive Television is to begin integrating Google’s Chromecast technology into Motive’s TabletTV apps. This will make it possible for TabletTV users who have the popular Chromecast thumb-sized media streaming devices to send what they are viewing on their tablets directly to the home TV screen. When using TabletTV and Chromecast, TabletTV users will need to use the […]

Multi-platform Oz tennis from Seven

Australia’s Seven Network has launched its coverage of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne with the choice of live coverage of the tournament across two channels – Channel 7 and 7TWO – with the Channel 7 coverage switching to 7mate at 6pm for the hour of news and public affairs. The launch of the PLUS 7 HBBtv service on […]

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