Advanced Television


Sony announces new BRAVIA XR TV Series and HT-A7000 soundbar firmware update at CES

Sony announced a firmware update for the premium HT-A7000 soundbar, which will add the widely acclaimed 360 Spatial Sound Mapping capabilities that first premiered in the HT-A9 home theater system in 2021. Customers can access this innovative feature when connecting their soundbar to Sony’s new SA-RS5 wireless rear speakers, launching summer 2022, or the currently […]

January 4, 2022

BBC iPlayer on PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5 owners can now add the BBC iPlayer app to their PlayStation home screens. Neil Hall, Head of Product for BBC iPlayer, commented: “We’re always working to make iPlayer available across as many platforms as we can, and we’re delighted to add the PS5 to the 15,000+ devices where BBC iPlayer is already available.” […]

November 30, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Bank looks at Covid winners & losers

A timely note to clients from investment bank BNPP/Exane looks at the potential media-related winners and losers impacted by the latest Covid variant. The bank says that while there are justifiable fears from the new variant, there will inevitably be media businesses that are impacted, some with good news, and others not so likely to […]

November 30, 2021

Redbox app on PlayStation 5

Redbox has expanded the distribution footprint for its streaming app to the PlayStation 5 console. Available immediately to download for free, consumers in the US will be able to stream thousands of AVoD movies and TV shows, as well as over one hundred Free Ad Supported TV (FAST) channels. The app also gives consumers access […]

October 8, 2021

Sony introduces ‘Perfect for PlayStation5’ for BRAVIA XR TVs

Sony is introducing a ‘Perfect for PlayStation 5’ campaign for BRAVIA XR TVs, specially designed to work perfectly with the PlayStation 5 (PS5) and offer a fantastic gaming experience with immersive picture and sound. ‘Perfect for PlayStation 5’ TVs will bring in two brand-new PS5 exclusive features– Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture […]

October 7, 2021

Forecast: Robust growth for spend on emerging devices

Total value of three emerging categories of products – augmented and virtual reality headsets, smart home devices, and wearables – is expected to reach $369.6 billion (€318bn) by the end of this calendar year and swell to $524.9 billion by the end of 2025 according to data from International Data Corporation (IDC). Collectively, these products […]

October 4, 2021

Data: Streaming viewing in Europe up 19% in Q2

Streaming TV data for Europe that shows the pandemic has spurred a tipping point in streaming with no signs of slowing down, as well as which devices are dominating the market. Conviva’s Q2 2021 State of Streaming: Europe report shows that streaming viewing time in Europe was up 19 per cent overall in Q2, despite […]

September 3, 2021

Report: Gaming on Samsung TVs still 15% higher than pre-Covid

A report from Samsung Ads Europe reveals time spent gaming on UK Samsung TVs has increased 15 per cent since January 2020 to the period ending June 2021, suggesting lockdown-related gaming habits are sticking post-pandemic. This is supported by claims from The Economist identifying gaming as “the single biggest new media habit to be formed […]

August 24, 2021

Forecast: US tech industry revenue to hit $487bn in 2021

Retail sales revenue for the tech industry in the US will reach a record-breaking $487 billion (€413bn) in 2021 – a 7.5 per cent jump year-over-year – powered by consumer demand for tech related to work, school and lifestyle, according to a report by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). “The pandemic strengthened consumers’ relationship with […]

July 20, 2021

Bank: Video games sector to stay robust

A report from equity analysts at investment bank Berenberg on the games and gaming sector, and covering such high-profile businesses as Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Activision and others, says that while some observers were forecasting a collapse of the sector as the world comes out of Covid, the bank suggests otherwise. Berenberg says that after more […]

July 14, 2021By Chris Forrester