Category archives for: Portable Media

OLED display market set for strong growth

Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays and smart-phone/tablet screens are going to see “spectacular” growth rates over the next few years according to a stud from Infiniti Research/TechNavio. The analyst firm say that the global OLED display market will grow at a CAGR of 36.7 per cent in the period to 2018. The global OLED Display market is nearing commercialisation […]

Multiscreen TV providers moving to NFV

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its 2014 Multiscreen TV Strategies and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey, which provides insight into pay-TV operator plans for multiscreen video services and delivering live and file-based video content to subscribers over multiple devices. “Service providers want flexibility in the processing platforms they use to encode and play out video […]

ACCESS NetFront selected by Nintendo

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ACCESS, a global provider of advanced software solutions to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, has confirmed that NetFront Browser NX, a WebKit-based browser, has been selected by Nintendo as the browser engine for its New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS  LL game consoles. NetFront Browser NX is a platform-independent WebKit-based browser developed and provided by ACCESS. It […]

Mobile bumps TV as America’s first screen

Mobile  analytics firm Flurry, owned by Yahoo, has found that time spent on mobile devices grew in the US by 9.3 per cent – from 2 hours and 42 minutes to 2 hours and 57 minutes – in the past nine months. That is almost 3 hours per day spent on mobile devices by the average American consumer, while time […]

Mediapro lines up LatAm F1 channel

Spanish multimedia communications group Mediapro is to launch a 24 hour Formula One channel for the entire Latin American region (except Brazil) in 2015 devoted to everything surrounding and related to the championship. The new channel, which will be produced and distributed with Direct TV, will offer live broadcasts of all the Grand Prix races, 10 of which will be […]

Sony unveils cloud-based PlayStation Vue

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Sony Network Entertainment International and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) have unveiled PlayStation Vue, a cloud-based TV service that Sony says “reinvents the television experience”. “Everyday TV is about to become extraordinary with our new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment and Group Executive in charge of the Network Entertainment Business. […]

UKTV in Virgin Media on demand deal

Virgin TV customers can now enjoy on demand entertainment from all 10 of satellite and cable broadcaster UKTV’s channels for the first time. Programmes can now be viewed from across UKTV’s channel line-up, including Dave, Watch, Alibi, Gold, Drama, Eden, Good Food, Home, Really and Yesterday. From early December, the content will move under UKTV’s new digital brand, UKTV Play. […]

GS Group and Tricolor TV introduce television tablet

The GS Group investment and industry holding company has announced the launch of the first tablet computer designed for viewing satellite television Tricolor TV. The tablet features preinstalled specialised software that allows subscribers from the largest Russian satellite operator to have television viewing access from anywhere in their household with Wi-Fi signal reception. This technological solution, developed by the holding […]

DEG, CEA collaborate for home entertainment promotion

US trade groups the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group are teaming up to promote the latest Blu-ray Disc releases and emerging home entertainment technologies to consumers. The two organisations are collaborating to develop ‘The DEN (Digital Entertainment News) Presents Ben Lyons’, a year-long series of satellite media tours highlighting the most recent movie and television […]

Disney Movies Anywhere on Google Play

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The Walt Disney Studios and Google Play are teaming up to allow Android users enjoy their Disney, Pixar, and Marvel digital movie collections across their devices through Disney Movies Anywhere. The cloud-based movie service was launched February 2014 with Apple, enabling buyers of Disney movies to view them digitally on multiple Apple devices. As rival studios and consumer electronics groups […]

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