Advanced Television


ROXi launches smart TV app

A Robbie Williams-backed British music streaming firm which boomed during lockdown is being tipped to become the ‘Netflix for Music; with the launch of its new free ROXi TV Music App. Williams, was amongst a host of high-profile stars – including Aussie songstress Kylie Minogue Grammy award-winning artist Sheryl Crow and Britain’s Got Talent judge, singer and presenter Alesha Dixon – […]

November 8, 2021

Comcast unveils XClass TV

Following the European launch of connected TV product Sky Glass, Comcast has announced the launch of XClass TV, extending the reach of the company’s global technology platform to smart TVs throughout the US. For the first time, Comcast’s entertainment and voice platform is available direct to consumers nationwide, without an Xfinity subscription, both inside and […]

October 19, 2021

Disney+ on VIDAA Smart OS

SVoD service Disney+ and VIDAA, a Linux-based smart TV operating system, have announced that Disney+ will be coming soon to VIDAA Smart OS-powered Hisense and Toshiba smart televisions, with the latest firmware version. Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The […]

October 19, 2021

Pluto TV reaches LatAm channel milestone

AVoD service Pluto TV has achieved what it says is an important milestone in Latin America since when it reached 100 channels in the 17 Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America and 50 channels in Brazil on September 21st. Additionally, Pluto TV now offers over 25,000 hours of premium content streaming to viewers in Latin America […]

September 23, 2021

Sky launching branded smart TVs?

On the heels of Amazon unveiling its first branded TVs, news has emerged that Sky is also preparing to launch its own smart TV sets. The pay-TV broadcaster could announce its push into smart TVs as early as next month, with a somewhat mysterious press event scheduled for October 7th perhaps being the great unveiling. […]

September 21, 2021

70+ TVs now 8K certified

The 8K Association says it has now certified more than seventy 8K sets. This includes nearly 50 newly launched models through the first half of 2021 from 3 of the world’s top TV brands – Hisense, Samsung, and TCL. These TVs are being offered to consumers today, with availability varying by region. The sets are […]

July 28, 2021By Chris Forrester

VIDAA bring Deezer to smart TVs

Deezer and VIDAA are helping TV users in over 150 countries instantly play their favourite tunes from the comfort of the living room. Deezer, the global music streaming service, is available immediately on VIDAA, one of the biggest TV platforms for brands like Hisense, Toshiba and others. The new integration lets Deezer Premium, Family and […]

June 25, 2021

Vevo appoints Brant in Director role

Vevo, the music video network, has announced that Richard Brant will join the company as Advanced TV Director UK & International. Brant’s newly established role aims to support Vevo Connected TV’s growth and build on its increasing momentum in the advanced TV market following recent partnerships with major TV players within the year, such as […]

June 14, 2021

StarTimes ON app on VIDAA-powered Hisense smart TVs

StarTimes and VIDAA have announced that streaming application StarTimes ON is now available on VIDAA-powered Hisense smart TVs. StarTimes ON is a mobile application by Africa’s leading digital TV operator StarTimes. It combines live TV channels and rich VoD content to offer a premium user experience. StarTimes ON serves 27 million users and ranks among […]

June 11, 2021

Roku orders 2nd season of Kevin Hart’s Die Hart

Roku and Laugh Out Loud, the multi-platform comedy brand, have announced Kevin Hart’s comedy action series, ‘Die Hart,’ will return to The Roku Channel for a second season titled, ‘Die Harter.’ Following the series premiere on May 20, the greenlight is the first Roku Original renewal for The Roku Channel. ‘Die Hart’ had a spectacular […]

June 9, 2021