Advanced Television


VIDAA OS on Hisense smart TVs

VIDAA, the smart TV operating system, has launched its new OS focused on the US market on Hisense smart TVs, following a large-scale deployment in Latin America. Less than three years old, VIDAA now streams an average of one billion hours of content per month in 180 countries and territories. Additionally, the OS supports AirPlay […]

January 6, 2023

NEXTGEN TV ecosystem hits milestones

Pearl TV, the coalition of US broadcast companies transitioning to digital television standard NEXTGEN TV, is claiming major milestones in the rollout of NEXTGEN TV to US households and the broader ecosystem of partners that enable the deployment of devices and the broadcaster application platform, RUN3TV. These latest developments focus on consumer and innovation options […]

December 16, 2022By Colin Mann

Viaplay device partnership with VIDAA

Viaplay Group and Hisense’s Smart TV platform VIDAA have agreed a multi-market, multi-year device partnership. The Viaplay streaming service app will be pre-installed on all Hisense Smart TVs sold in Viaplay’s current direct-to-consumer markets and in North America, where Viaplay will launch in early 2023. The Viaplay app will receive premium placement in the Hisense […]

November 8, 2022

25GS-PON continues to gain global traction

The 25GS-PON Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) Group has announced that, in evidence of the rapidly growing, global momentum behind 25GS-PON development and deployments, the Broadband Forum (BBF) membership has approved initiating work to add 25GS-PON to both its Interoperability Testing and PON Management projects. This is a key development as 25GS-PON technology continues to mature, verifying […]

October 17, 2022

Crackle button on Hisense TV remotes

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, an operators of AVoD streaming services, along with VIDAA USA, the company developing and managing the VIDAA platform on Hisense Smart TVs, have announced an agreement to add Crackle streaming services and a Crackle-branded remote control button – providing immediate access to the service on devices powered by VIDAA […]

October 13, 2022

Hisense NEXTGEN TVs come to retail

Pearl TV, the coalition of US broadcasters transitioning to NEXTGEN TV, has confirmed that the NEXTGEN TV models from Hisense – U7H and U8H – are now available at retail, starting at $799 (€802) MSRP. Hisense joins existing vendors, Sony, Samsung and LG Electronics, which already have more than 70 models at retail. “Hisense has […]

August 24, 2022By Colin Mann

Samsung, LG dominate global TV market

Despite the temptations of lower-cost Chinese and Turkish television manufacturing it seems the world prefers South Korean-built TVs. Data from technology research specialist Omdia indicate that Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have firmly held onto the Number 1 and 2 spots in terms of market share. Omdia’s data says that Samsung Electronics posted a 29.5 […]

February 22, 2022By Chris Forrester

Hisense selects NetRange as content partner

White-labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems provider NetRange has been chosen to provide content for the new range of Hisense TVs powered by VIDAA OS. “NetRange has been an invaluable partner to us in ensuring that we have Smart TV apps for all the key markets of our exciting new VIDAA OS-powered TVs,” says […]

February 14, 2022

Roku opens Manchester office

Roku has announced the opening of its Manchester office in the heart of a new tech epicentre. Located in Bruntwood SciTech’s No.1 Circle Square, Roku’s Manchester team will now be recruiting for 50+ engineering roles before the end of 2022, as well as offering paid internships to the region’s budding software engineers. Manchester is Roku’s […]

February 2, 2022By Nik Roseveare

VIDAA selects Unruly’s SSP and ad server

VIDAA, a smart TV operating system and content platform preinstalled on most TVs manufactured by Hisense and other global Smart TVs, has selected Unruly, a global video and Connected TV (CTV) programmatic advertising platform, as its strategic Sell-side Platform (SSP), to enable global access to all of their video and native display media. VIDAA will […]

January 13, 2022