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User experience key focus for smart TVs and SMPs

A Parks Associates report finds that makers of smart TVs and streaming media players (SMPs) are shifting strategies to focus on the user experience (UX) as device sales start to…

UHD panel market expected to boom

The global UHD panel market is expected to attain a high demand in the coming years due to the phenomenal pace at which technological advancements are taking shape across the…

Ofcom: Kids more aware of YouTube, Netflix than BBC

More than half (54 per cent) of UK 12- to 15-year-olds use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, to access online news, making it the second most popular…

OTT device preferences vary by country

A survey of consumers over the past year in Europe and the US, by S&P Global Market Intelligence, has revealed that the vast majority of Internet households view online video…

Flat panel demand to grow 7.2% in 2018

Global demand for flat panel displays by area is forecast to grow 7.2 per cent to 210 million square meters in 2018 compared to 2017, according to IHS Markit. That…

40 pay-TV operators deployed Android STBs in Q3

Dataxis research shows that some 40 worldwide pay-TV operators deployed Android STBs during the third quarter of 2017. Android is in general used by operators wishing to create more “OTT…

46% millennials plan to buy connected device this Xmas

Parks Associates’ holiday shopping research shows millennials will lead the smart home and CE (cosumer electrics) purchasing the holiday season, with 46 per cent reporting high intentions to buy at…

Analyst: 4K not reaching devices

Analyst: 4K not reaching devices

The UHD device market continues to excel with media streamers, set-top boxes, games consoles and UHD TVs all demonstrating significant growth, according to analyst firm Futuresource Consulting. The quantity of…

Survey: Security not key for connected device buyers

Survey: Security not key for connected device buyers

McAfee has published its third annual Most Hackable Holiday Gifts list to help consumers identify potential security risks associated with popular gifts this holiday season. The category of laptops, tablets…

Amazon Echo, Google Home in 55% US homes by 2022

Amazon Echo, Google Home in 55% US homes by 2022

A study from Juniper Research has found that smart speakers such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, and the Sonos One will be installed in over 70 million US households by…