Blu-ray players

Parks: 73% of US internet homes connect their TVs

Some 73% of US broadband homes now connect one or more TV entertainment devices to the web, according to Parks Associates. The research firm said this marked an 11% increase, compared to the beginning of 2015, in the use of connected in-home entertainment platforms – such as smart TVs, gaming consoles, streaming media players, Blu-ray […]

Connected TV device ownership hits half a billion units

Global ownership of connected TV devices – including smart TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles and digital media streamers – reached 500 million units in Q2 2014, according to StrategyAnalytics.  The research firm said that the half billion milestone marks a 34% increase compared to the same period in 2013, and a 7% rise quarter-over-quarter, with […]

Connected TV device numbers to reach 204 million by 2017

There will be 204 million connected TV devices capable of delivering apps to viewers by 2017, more than twice the projected number of US internet households, according to NPD research. NPD’s Connected Home Forecast expects ownership of connected TV devices – including video game consoles, streaming media players, Blu-ray disc players, and TVs – to […]

The Baby Channel and Planet Knowledge join LG smart TVs

A string of content channels, including pre-school targeted The Baby Channel and multi-screen factual service Planet Knowledge, are set to become available on LG smart TVs and Blu-ray players.  The global deal, agreed between LG and content firm Vonetize, will also include Vonetize’s VOD music service Total Music, meditation video service Mentors Channel, and Indian cinema […]

Global TV connected devices to double by 2017

The global installed base of TV-centric connected devices will grow from one billion last year to over two billion by 2017, according to research by Futuresource Consulting. Growth will be driven by smart TVs, IP set-top boxes, games consoles, Blu-ray players and low-cost digital media adapters, according to the research group. According to the group, […]

Internet video devices to exceed planet’s population by 2017

The number of internet-connected video devices globally will exceed eight billion by 2017, exceeding the population of the planet, according to IHS. The research group’s Broadband Technology Service predicts that the number of video-enabled devices connected to the interent, including tablets, smart TVs, Blu-ray players and PCs, will grow to 8.2 billion, up 90% on […]