Advanced Television


Samsung Display gives €3.8bn to parent company

Samsung Display has paid out its first-ever dividend since it was spun-off as a separate company in 2012. According to reports, Samsung’s stand-alone display business will pay a dividend to Samsung Electronics of 5.6 Trillion Won (€3.8 billion). During a shareholders’ meeting, Samsung Display voted to distribute 25,400 won per share in dividends, totalling 6.65 […]

March 27, 2024By Chris Forrester

LG launches StanbyME Speaker

LG Electronics has announced the global launch of the LG StanbyME Speaker (model XT7S), the company’s latest portable speaker which works in harmony with an LG StanbyME lifestyle screen or as a standalone speaker that can be taken anywhere. LG says its StanbyME Speaker is for design-conscious individuals who relish streaming content and music at […]

March 8, 2024

LG Display reports Q4 profit

LG Display has reported its Q4 numbers bouncing back into positive territory with its first operating profit in seven quarters, helped by rising shipments of panels for TVs and smartphones. LG Display, a major manufacturer of display panels, reported an operating profit of 131.7 billion won (€90.2 million) for Q4 2023, compared with an operating […]

January 25, 2024By Chris Forrester

Jan 23 launch for France 2 UHD

Ahead of the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, PSB group France Télévisions has announced the January 23rd launch of first 4K full-time channel, France 2 UHD. It will be followed on July 10th by France 3 UHD, a part-time channel dedicated to special events. The two UHD signals, which are set to present […]

January 23, 2024From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Report: Advanced TV sales to recover in 2024

According to data from DSCC (Display Supply Chain Consultants) there will be a meaningful recovery in the sale of some advanced, high-end and smart TVs as this year unfolds. Advanced TV shipments declined in both units and revenue in 2023, but both units and revenue are forecasted to resume growth in 2024, according to the […]

January 10, 2024By Chris Forrester

Transparent TVs showcased at CES

Both LG and Samsung have showcased their latest ‘See Thru’ transparent displays at CES. LG’s Signature-brand OLED T models comprise a transparent screen with a rollable opaque film behind that LG describes as a “contrast screen” which creates the viewable and conventional OLED images. The appeal of the transparent screen is that with the contrast […]

January 10, 2024By Chris Forrester

Roku unveils Pro Series TVs

Roku has announced the new Roku Pro Series TVs, further expanding the lineup of its Roku-branded televisions. Building on the success of Roku Select and Plus Series TVs, Roku says the Roku Pro Series “delivers a powerful yet simple streaming experience with a brilliant picture, immersive audio, and elegant design that elevates customers’ entertainment”. The […]

January 4, 2024

Data: TV shipments fall in 2023

TV shipments will fall by 2.1 per cent this year. The world’s major manufacturers are still shipping millions of units, and some have enjoyed growth, but Samsung – still with the largest market share (18.5 per cent) – is likely to suffer the hardest with a 9.8 per cent decline in shipments (to 36.3 million […]

December 6, 2023By Chris Forrester

United Airlines add Panasonic 4K TVs

Airbus is fitting 4K TV displays into all seat backs on its new A321neo aircraft being supplied to United Airlines. Panasonic Avionics is supplying the necessary equipment. United has 130 of these latest Airbus narrow body aircraft on order and the first aircraft was delivered to United on November 30th. The inaugural flight took place […]

December 5, 2023By Chris Forrester

Paris 2024 4K broadcast on France 3

French PSB group France Télévisions is to broadcast the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games in UHD 4K on FTA DTT channel France 3, but only France 2 will continue offering 4K content thereafter. The agreement granted by regulatory body Arcom follows regular trials conducted by France Télévisions during recent Roland-Garros Tennis Opens. Tests in […]

October 27, 2023From Pascale-Paoli Lebailly in Paris