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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

Disruptel, TCL partnership

Disruptel, the interactive TV and AI innovator, has announced a partnership with TCL, the consumer electronics brand. Through the partnership, the two companies will develop new AI-powered features, enabling users to see information related to what’s on-screen and ask questions about what they’re watching. Disruptel has developed an AI platform that processes and understands video […]

January 12, 2022

TCL to release first 144Hz Mini LED TV Series in 2022

TCL Electronics (1070.HK), the consumer electronics brand, announced during CES 2022 that it will roll out 144Hz Mini LED TVs in 2022 that will deliver a more responsive and fluid video gaming experience. The first of a new generation of TV displays, the TCL 144Hz Mini LED TVs can help consumers experience the most out […]

January 4, 2022

TCL: “Creating 8K channel pretty easy”

The 8K Association followed up the recent announcement of TCL televisions adding The Explorers 8K channel by speaking with Gilles Dassac, CTO at The Explorers, and Aaron Dew, Director of Product Development at TCL North America. Dassac says that the natural and human heritage channel now has more than 40 hours of exclusive 8K material […]

December 3, 2021By Chris Forrester

DivX sues TCL over streaming patents

Chinese television manufacturer TCL is being sued by DivX over alleged patent violations.  The action has been lodged at the US International Trade Commission in Washington, DC. DivX owns numerous patents focused on video codecs and including MPEG-4 Part II, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC Ultra HD codec. The case specifically refers to TCL’s 43” Class-4 […]

December 1, 2021By Chris Forrester

The Explorers 8K on TCL Roku TVs

TCL, a the consumer electronics brand, has announced that Roku has added 8K premium content to their entertainment offering in the form of The Explorers 8K Channel. France-based The Explorers is a global initiative creating the first inventory in images of the natural, cultural and human heritage of Earth in Ultra HD at up to […]

November 18, 2021By Chris Forrester