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Panasonic expands TV Portfolio in India

Panasonic Life Solutions India, a diversified technology company, has announced the launch of its new range of Google TVs. This follows the successful launch of OLEDs recently. The company plans to introduce a total of 23 new models of television powered by the Google TV platform. The latest range of Google TVs, featuring 4K HDR […]

May 8, 2023

JOLED files for bankruptcy

The joint-venture OLED development business, JOLED, owned by Panasonic and Sony has filed for bankruptcy in Japan. Its debts are 33.7 billion Yen (around €236m). JOLED’s troubles are seen as part of the long decline of Japan’s display industry, which has undergone repeated realignments to try to compete with South Korean and Chinese rivals. The […]

March 29, 2023By Chris Forrester

CMA provisionally clears Viasat/Inmarsat merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally cleared the proposed merger between Viasat and Inmarsat following an in-depth review which revealed the business would likely face significant competition from both emerging and established players as the sector expands. While Viasat and Inmarsat compete closely, the merged company would be challenged by new competitor […]

March 1, 2023By Colin Mann

Sport24 renews NHL deal

Sport 24, the live sports channel available on airlines and cruise lines, has renewed its agreement with the National Hockey League (NHL) to provide in-flight and in-ship broadcast coverage through the 2024-25 season. As part of the agreement, Sport 24 – which is owned and operated by IMG –  will broadcast 250 live games each […]

January 6, 2023

InterDigital signs patent licences with LG, Panasonic

InterDigital , a mobile and video technology research and development company, has signed an HEVC and VVC patent licence with LG Electronics, the Korean-based manufacturer of various consumer electronics products. The licence covers a range of LG products such as TVs and PCs. “I am very pleased that LG Electronics, one of the leading manufacturers […]

January 4, 2023

Sport 24 to broadcast next 2 Cricket World Cups

Sport 24, the 24/7 live sports channel produced exclusively for inflight and in ship, has announced a deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to broadcast the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 and the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 for the first time. Sport 24, which is owned and operated by IMG, will […]

October 5, 2022

MPEG LA offers one-stop licence for ATSC 3.0

MPEG LA has announced the availability of the ATSC 3.0 Patent Portfolio Licence providing one-stop access to patents that are essential to the next generation broadcast standard developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC). ATSC 3.0, already available in South Korea and many US television markets, improves the television viewing experience with higher audio […]

January 21, 2022

UHD Alliance updates Filmmaker Mode

The UHD Alliance (UHDA) used CES for a high-profile update on its Filmmaker Mode. The event built on an announcement made in 2019 by leading film luminaries Martin Scorsese, Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler. The basic aim of Filmmakers Mode is a TV setting that, in the words of Carolyn Giardina of The Hollywood Reporter […]

January 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Panasonic hit by hackers

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic says that it suffered what it believed was a deliberate cyber-attack on November 11th. There’s not a lot of further detail although Japan’s public broadcaster NHK says that the attack started back in June and ceased on November 3rd. NHK’s report added that the attacked servers stored information about Panasonic business […]

December 1, 2021By Chris Forrester

RTL Deutschland, Panasonic addressable TV partnership

RTL Deutschland and Panasonic are bringing addressable TV to the smart TVs of the Japanese manufacturer as part of a cooperation. The HbbTV specification for Targeted Advertising (HbbTV TA) is now implemented in Panasonic 2021 smart TVs from the JX850 series. Models already on the market will receive HbbTV TA through a software update, which […]

November 24, 2021