Category archives for: Connected TV

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 […]

Freesat, SeaChange début Connected TV platform

UK subscription-free hybrid satellite TV service Freesat and multi-screen video services solutions specialist SeaChange International have partnered to put service providers on a fast track to introducing connected TV services. The pair are taking the opportunity to demonstrate a new platform that integrates Freesat’s next-generation Freetime electronic programme guide (EPG) with the SeaChange Adrenalin multi-screen television platform at IBC in […]

4,000 developers download Smart TV Alliance SDK

More than 4,000 smart TV application developers are working with the Smart TV Alliance Common Developer Portal, which launched in June, to build smart TV apps in a single, integrated process for multi-manufacturer publication. The portal simplifies the development and testing process and triggers publication across multiple TV manufacturers, allowing smart TV apps to reach more devices and users faster. […]

OTT in half world’s TV homes by 2020

The number of households watching online TV and video (over fixed broadband networks and across 51 countries) will reach 706.53 million in 2020, up from 196.90 million in 2010 and the 374.43 million expected in 2014, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. Asia Pacific will gain 231 million more OTT TV homes between 2013 and 2020 – […]

AT&T licenses Digital Life to Telefonica

AT&T has revealed that Telefonica will be the first operator to license its Digital Life connected home technology. In an announcement at the CTIA wireless event in Las Vegas, AT&T said Telefonica would be running limited trials in Europe of the Digital Life service first launched in 15 US cities in April 2013. Telefonica told Reuters that European customers would […]

Partners ready HbbTV2 push VoD

Eutelsat Communications, MStar Semiconductor, Aston and Quadrille Ingénierie announce they have combined their skills to implement and validate Push Video-On-Demand (VOD) services using the HbbTV v2.0 standard. The four companies will partner on showing the performance of an end-to-end HbbTV-based Push VoD system at IBC 2014. Push VoD and the HbbTV standard Push VoD functionalities have now been added to […]

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