Advanced Television


Warner Bros Discovery, Toshiba TV craft creative content

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has extended its long-term partnership with Toshiba TV brand to launch a new short-form content series that tells the stories of creative and practical craftsmanship around its TV products. Three unique films will be produced by WBD to tell viewers around the world the stories of Toshiba TV’s creative brand heritages […]

July 15, 2022

Kassas joins Nrby Board of Directors

George Kassas has been named to the Board of Directors of Nrby, the Manchester-based specialist in dynamic location intelligence for service provider operations announced today. Kassas, an entrepreneur and a strategic advisor to cable operators and vendors in the North American and CALA markets, will further accelerate Nrby’s growth and scaling of its business internationally, […]

February 7, 2022

Disney+ on VIDAA Smart OS

SVoD service Disney+ and VIDAA, a Linux-based smart TV operating system, have announced that Disney+ will be coming soon to VIDAA Smart OS-powered Hisense and Toshiba smart televisions, with the latest firmware version. Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The […]

October 19, 2021

Vewd, Vestel SaaS-based Operator TV solution

OTT software solutions provider Vewd and TV manufacturer Vestel have introduced the Vewd Operator TV, a fully-featured Smart TV with a built-in, content-enriched pay-TV experience which they say will allow operators to win the retail Smart TV landscape. Rather than up-selling pay-TV services through a separate set-top box, or competing alongside other apps inside hard-to-discover […]

October 14, 2021By Colin Mann

Spain embracing 4K

Spanish consumers are buying 4K receivers in significant numbers, helped by a growing number of 4K broadcasts. Data from Vestel Iberia states that almost 7 million Ultra HD televisions have now been sold in Spain, and almost 1 million units in the past year. José María Vázquez, product and quality director of Vestel Ibérica, in […]

July 19, 2021By Chris Forrester

VIDAA bring Deezer to smart TVs

Deezer and VIDAA are helping TV users in over 150 countries instantly play their favourite tunes from the comfort of the living room. Deezer, the global music streaming service, is available immediately on VIDAA, one of the biggest TV platforms for brands like Hisense, Toshiba and others. The new integration lets Deezer Premium, Family and […]

June 25, 2021

Toshiba TVs add Tyldesley knowledge to Alexa

Toshiba TV and renowned football commentator Clive Tyldesley have partnered ahead of the Euro 2020 tournament to help England, Scotland and Wales fans settle football arguments and brush up on their football knowledge, with the help of Amazon’s Alexa. Home Nations’ fans can now ask questions such as ‘Alexa, what’s England’s record against Scotland?’ and […]

June 7, 2021

CVC pitch to buy Toshiba rejected

Toshiba has rejected a bid by private equity business CVC Capital to buy the Japanese electronics giant, citing “lack of detail” in the proposal. “As this preliminary proposal lacks the required information the board has concluded it is not possible to evaluate it,” Toshiba said in a statement. However, CVC also responded by saying that […]

April 22, 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

Toshiba president resigns following CVC approach

Toshiba’s president and CEO Kurumatani Nobuaki has resigned and the board has immediately appointed Tsunakawa Satoshi to succeed him. A formal $20 billion buy-out offer from the Luxembourg and UK private equity business CVC Capital Partners made on April 6th remains on the table. Toshiba’s chairman Osamu Nagayama said CVC’s bid was unsolicited and lacking […]

April 15, 2021