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Hisense sponsors World Cup 2022

Chinese technology giants Hisense is to sponsor the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Hisense gets the rights to present to its customers specially-created, video-on-demand programming using past FIFA World Cup content, delivered through its integrated VIDAA smart TV platform. The Qatar World Cup is due to take place from November 21st until December […]

May 4, 2021By Chris Forrester

Vevo on VIDAA-powered smart TVs

Music video network Vevo has partnered with smart TV operating system VIDAA to launch the Vevo app on VIDAA-powered smart TVs, including models by Hisense and Toshiba. The app launch further solidifies Vevo’s competitive stance in the marketplace as Vevo grows its connected TV (CTV) and OTT footprint. The new Vevo app provides millions of […]

April 22, 2021

Research: Over 8m TV sets sold in UK in 2020

With lockdown measures enforced around the globe, it is understandable that 2020 saw the steepest growth in UK TV sales in over a generation, which exceeded 8 million sets, reports Futuresource Consulting. Being deprived of opportunities to enjoy holidays, cinema, theatre, concerts and so forth, people naturally gravitated towards the TV and diverted their spend […]

April 21, 2021

Research: Amazon tops connected TV device sales

Global sales of connected TV devices soared to a new record in Q4 2020, reaching 109.1 million units, according to research from Strategy Analytics’ TV Streaming Platforms service. According to the report, Amazon became market leader for the first time with sales of 13.2 million devices and a market share of 12.1 per cent. Samsung […]

March 10, 2021

AT&T boost for 25GS-PON MSA Group

Trade body the 25GS-PON MSA Group, which brings together major operators along with leading system and component vendors to promote and accelerate the development and deployment of 25 Gigabit Symmetrical Passive Optical Network (25GS-PON) technology, has added seven new member companies including AT&T, CommScope, Cortina Access, Feneck, HiLight Semiconductor, Hisense Broadband and Semtech. These companies, […]

March 4, 2021

FIlmzie integrates with rlaxx TV

Filmzie, the AVoD streaming platform, has announced its content is now available to watch in the UK on rlaxx TV, the Germany based AVoD TV provider. As part of its ‘Watch more, search less’ vision, rlaxx TV combines the viewing experience of linear television with the flexibility of a modern streaming service. rlaxx TV is […]

February 23, 2021

rlaxx wins new connected TV deals

European AVoD service rlaxx TV is now available on Apple TV as well as smart TVs by Panasonic and Grundig in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The service launched on Amazon Fire TV devices and Android TV in early January 2021. The new availability on Apple TV, Panasonic and Grundig smart TVs adds around […]

February 18, 2021

Roku TV claims smart TV OS top spot

Streaming specialist Roku has announced that Roku OS was the No. 1 smart TV OS sold in the US and Canada, according to NPD’s Weekly Retail Tracking Service. Roku TV held 38 per cent of market share in the US and 31 per cent in Canada, based on available data from January 5th through December […]

January 11, 2021

Research: US consumers buying larger TVs

Over the last several years American TV screens have been inching up in size. Overall, installed TVs in the US are larger – 15 per cent are 60 inches or larger, up from 11 per cent a year ago – and newer – the average age is 4.9 years, down from 5.4 years last year […]

January 1, 2021

Research: TV streaming devices reach 1.1bn

The global population of TV and video streaming devices has now exceeded 1.1 billion, according to the latest analysis from Strategy Analytics’ TV Streaming Platforms service. The research, which tracks quarterly deployments of TV and video streaming devices across 27 major countries, finds that Samsung is the leading brand, with 14 per cent of devices […]

September 3, 2020