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Technicolor quits on YouView

Technicolor quits on YouView

Technicolor, one of the main suppliers named as a provider of STBs for YouView has pulled out of the supply deal. The French manufacturer, the world’s number three by units…

Five On Demand on SmartTV

Five On Demand on SmartTV

Samsung has partnered with the UK’s Five to put the broadcaster’s catch-up TV app Five On Demand in its app store on Samsung Smart TVs. According to Samsung, Five is…

YouTube ramps up movie rental service

YouTube ramps up movie rental service

YouTube is dramatically expanding its movie rental service with the addition of 3,000 titles from major Hollywood studios, positioning the online video service to capitalise on the growing number of…

Google TV stalled until software improved

Google TV stalled until software improved

On the eve of Google’s San Francisco developer conference there are reports in the US that it has decided to delay the release of any further TV products until it…

Smart TVs prime move to hybrid video services

Growing sales of Internet-enabled or connected TVs will help push video service providers to move more quickly to develop offerings that combine elements of conventional pay-TV with over-the-top (OTT) Internet…

Rovi advertising service on Sony Bravia TVs

Rovi Corporation and Sony Electronics have revealed that Sony has launched Rovi Advertising Service, part of Rovi Cloud Services, on connected Sony Bravia TVs in the US, providing greater opportunities…

MPP to monetise woomi on Samsung connected TVs

MPP Global Solutions, a provider of payment services and eCommerce solutions to the media and entertainment endustries, are set to integrate their eCommerce payment services into the woomi platform to…

MPP to monetise woomi platform on Samsung connected TVs

MPP Global Solutions has been selected as the core Payment Service provider to manage transactions for Miniweb’s woomi platform on multiple devices, including Samsung connected TVs and Blu-ray players. MPP,…

Netflix: A war with cable would kill us

Netflix: A war with cable would kill us

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings fears that getting too large will start “an Armageddon” with cable networks. Hastings talked about Netflix’s “niche” philosophy of staying “not too big, not too small”…

International HbbTV platform from teveo and Mediapool

German TV viewers will be able to access international programmes via hybrid, HbbTV-compliant devices following a deal between teveo interactive and Mediapool Content Services. The companies unveiled their HbbTV-based content…

Connected TV music app from Grooveshark and Inview

Online music streaming service Grooveshark and EPG specialist Inview Technology are to launch an app for millions of connected TV sets in major European countries allowing users to stream their…

Sony says PSN up next week

Sony says its PlayStation Network service will be up and running again within a week after its recent security breach. Users will be asked to register new passwords when the…

Sony security crisis: 70m users at risk

Sony security crisis: 70m users at risk

Sony has revealed the security breach on its PlayStation Network and Qriocity networks has probably resulted in the theft of all 70 million worldwide subscribers’ personal details, including addresses, credit…

Connected TVs forecast to exceed 123m units in 2014

Overall, nearly 20 per cent of all TVs shipped in 2010 featured connected TV capabilities and according to the DisplaySearch latest Quarterly TV Design and Features Report, the connected TV…

Sony’s Qriocity still down

Sony’s Qriocity still down

The PlayStation Network and Qriocity online services are starting a sixth day ‘off air’ as the company seeks to bolster its security defences following an “external intrusion” of its systems,…