Connected TV

Report: Amazon working on new 4K, HDR Fire TV devices

Amazon is reportedly working on two new models of Fire TV streaming device that will each support 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) video at 60 frames per-second. According to Amazon Fire TV news site, AFTVnews, the two devices include a cube-shaped model that will become Amazon’s new flagship Fire TV device. This will reportedly […]

European connected TV ad market set for growth with UK leading

The European connected TV advertising market could be worth €825 million by 2020, according to research commissioned by ad technology specialist SpotX. The UK is Europe’s market leader in connected TV advertising, with €125 million’s worth of advertising being viewed on a TV connected to the open internet via streaming devices, smart TVs, games consoles […]

Roku leads in the US as connected device growth continues

Roku will lead the US streaming device market this year as total connected TV viewing climbs by more than 10%, according to eMarketer. The research firm estimates that 38.9 million Americans will use a Roku device at least once a month in 2017, up 19.3% compared to last year and amounting to 23.1% of all […]

Smart TV uptake to reach 57% in Western Europe

Smart TV penetration will reach 57% in Western Europe this year, according to new figures by Parks Associates. The research firm estimates that the increase in smart TV ownership comes as connectivity rates for these devices also grows, with 82% of smart TV owners in the US now connecting their sets to the web. “The […]

NPD: 60% of US homes have an internet-connected TV

Some 60% of US internet homes have at least one TV connected to the internet, according to new research by NPD. Streaming media players have become the most commonly installed and internet connected TV device, said the latest NPD Connected Intelligence report. As of January 2017, a reported 35% of US internet homes had a […]

Hisense to set up US internet TV operation centre

TV maker Hisense is due to set up an ‘internet TV operation centre’ in the US, as it expects its smart TV user-base to more than double in the next year. Hisense said that it currently has 2.6 million TV subscribers in the US and projects this to increase to more than 6 million by […]

Samsung to launch smart TV services at CES

Samsung is set to introduce new smart TV services at CES this week, in a bid to offer personalised content to viewers based on their preferences. The services, named Sports and Music, will be offered through Samsung’s Smart Hub platform. The Smart TV Sports service will provide customised sports information – including fixture and score […]

UHD TV sets to account for 60% of total market by 2020

UHD TV shipments are forecast to account for 25% of all TV shipments this year, reflecting growth of 75% year-on-year, according to a report by Futuresource Consulting. Futuresource expects UHD TVs to be at the forefront of retailers’ marketing efforts, with discount offers driving sales. It expects UHD units to account for 60% of all […]

Roku adds live TV pause option

Roku is rolling out new features such as live TV pause as part of an operating system update for its streaming players and TVs. Roku OS 7.5 will make it possible for Roku TV owners to pause and playback digital broadcast TV – provided they connect a flash drive with 16Gb or more storage to […]

TVPlayer to come pre-installed on Samsung tablets

UK online TV platform, TVPlayer, has struck a deal with Samsung, establishing it as one of the first streaming video platforms to be pre-installed on new Samsung tablets. TVPlayer will be available on 24 variants of six models of Samsung tablet in the UK over the next 12 months – the Galaxy View, Galaxy Tab […]

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