Category archives for: Mobile

CE revenues to hit $211bn this year

Driven in part by the skyrocketing sales of connected devices, revenues for the consumer electronics (CE) industry are projected to grow two per cent in 2014, reaching a record high of $211.3 billion, according to US Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts 2010-2015, the semi-annual industry report released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). CEA’s consensus forecast reflects US factory sales-to-dealers […]

Lionsgate, Comcast partner for multi-platform movie experience

Lionsgate and Comcast are expanding their partnership to create immersive multi-platform experiences for digital consumers, beginning with the launch of an app for the motion picture Divergent. With more than four hours of bonus features and interactive content, the Lionsgate-designed iOS app, which is free to every Divergent fan via the iTunes App Store, includes an authenticated premium experience available […]

Yahoo strengthens mobile with Flurry deal

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Yahoo is to acquire mobile analytics and advertising specialist Flurry in a reported $300 million deal it says reinforces its commitment to building and supporting useful, inspiring and beautiful mobile applications and monetisation solutions. Yahoo says it is on a mission to re-imagine users’ daily habits, and mobile is at the centre of everything it does. “By joining Yahoo, Flurry […]

Mobile and Internet ‘essential’ to UK consumers

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UK consumers believe that they can’t do without the Internet and mobile phones, Ofcom research reveals. The media regulator examined which communications services UK consumers consider ‘essential’ in their day to day lives and whether they are affordable, particularly for the most vulnerable in society. This forms part of Ofcom’s ongoing work to ensure consumers receive value for money from […]

Qplay shutters service

Qplay, the video entertainment experience from TiVo founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton, has announced its imminent closure, barely six months since its launch. In a blog post, the company says it is with “heavy hearts” that it announces that Qplay will be closing, with the last day of service being Friday, July 25, 2014. “We truly enjoyed bringing you […]

Beamly to support Android TV

Social TV platform Beamly is bringing its personalised TV guide, content discovery, content recommendation, remote control, personalised news feeds, community and show engagement platform to the first screen. “We’ve always seen the future as being not about the first screen or the second screen, but a two-way connection between the device in your hand where you browse and interact with […]

NETV mobile app beta launch

NETV Network has developed a mobile TV app which combines the two effective channels for reaching and engaging with audiences; video and mobile. Showcasing a wide range of mainstream and specialist channels, the beta Network NETV App went live on July 18th and will enable audiences to have access to a TV viewing experience whilst on the go. Broadcasters, consumer […]

Commonwealth Games Ultra-HD showcase for BBC R&D

BBC Research and Development has announced a range of new trials and public demonstrations as part of its Commonwealth Games showcase. These experiments bring together a wide range of industry partners and are helping to shape BBC R&D’s vision for the future of TV, and include a number of broadcasting milestones: The first ever Ultra-HD broadcast of a Commonwealth Games […]

Computers lose ground to Smart TVs, tablets for online viewing

Computers were the first devices used for watching TV online, and even today they remain the single most commonly used device for online viewing. However, research suggests that online viewing is beginning to shift away from computers and toward mobile devices and Smart TVs. According to the annual What’s TV Worth study from Hub Entertainment Research, 59 per cent of […]

Freesat mobile app on Android

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has launched an Android version of its Freesat App. Extending the power to manage and control their TVs via mobiles and tablets to even more viewers, the new Android version of the Freesat App is now available for free download from the Google Play store. Optimised for the latest Android devices running Android […]

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