Advanced Television


Echelon Studios adds FAST channels to TCL platform

Echelon Studios continues its free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) rollout, adding several new FAST channels to the TCL Channel’s free streaming platform. The TCL Channel is a streaming service available on TCL TVs, which are powered by Roku and Google smart TV systems. TCL viewers will now have access to Echelon’s a-z library, featuring original […]

January 23, 2023

Samba TV, TCL Smart TV partnership

TV technology and content analytics provider Samba TV has entered into a new multi-year research and development (R&D) venture with consumer electronics specialist TCL. The partnership will lead to the development and deployment of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and content analytics to TCL TVs and make features of Samba AI, a suite of advanced AI […]

January 6, 2023

Da Vinci debuts on Sling TV, TCL

Da Vinci’s newly launched FAST channel is now available for all Sling users in the US to stream for free. The channel will continue its FAST rollout to streaming TV audiences across the US on TCL Channel’s free streaming service available on TCL TVs, powered by Roku and Google smart TV systems. Da Vinci delivers […]

November 30, 2022

Survey: 86% Europeans will watch World Cup at home

TCL, the television manufacturer, surveyed nationally representative samples of key European countries on how they intend to follow and experience the ongoing World Cup. Developed in partnership with Consumer Science & Analytics (CSA), the survey was carried out in the UK, France, Germany, Poland and Spain. The findings revealed that, while there were some differences […]

November 23, 2022

TCL Roku TVs coming to Australia

Roku and TCL Electronics have announced that TCL Roku TV models will be coming to Australia. Available from this November, Australian consumers can purchase 4K UHD TCL Roku TV models in 55- or 65-inch screen sizes. Australian Roku TV models include support for Freeview, giving consumers access to terrestrial (DVB-T) free-to-air TV channels such as […]

November 4, 2022

FAST Channels TV content lands on TCL Channel

FAST Channels TV has announced a new agreement with TCL Channel, part of TCL Electronics, which is one of the dominant players in the global TV industry and a leading consumer electronics company, bringing more than 170 free ad-supported television (FAST) linear channels to TCL TVs. TCL Channel’s streaming service offers a wide selection of […]

June 1, 2022

Research: Sony increases smart TV market share

Research from Parks Associates shows that, out of the top five TV brands (Sony, TCL, Samsung, LG, Vizio), Sony saw the biggest growth in smart TVs purchases in the US in last six months, and pushed past Vizio and into the top three for reported purchases in Q3 2021. “Samsung continues to lead smart TV […]

April 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

FAST Channels TV partners with 17 OTT platforms

FAST Channels TV has announced that their newly launched platform allowing partners to leverage their 170+ channel package for free, ad-supported channels has secured distribution in over 17 platforms. The linear-style channels and various content partners will continue to work with FAST Channels TV to help support the playout, scheduler and distribution with their suite […]

March 21, 2022

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

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