CES 2015

Sharp showcases 8K TV

Sharp showcased a prototype 85-inch 8K LCD TV at the Consumer Electronics Show last week. The electronics manufacturer claimed the TV is the world’s first 8K LCD display that is compliant with the standards of the first 8K test broadcasts, which are expected to take place in Japan as soon as 2016. “With a native resolution […]

LG sets sights on significant OLED TV expansion

LG has outlined plans to “significantly expand” the market penetration of its OLED TVs this year, as it unveiled an extended lineup of OLED TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  Speaking at a media roundtable at CES, the new executive vice-president and CEO of the LG Home Entertainment Company, Brian Kwon, said […]

Cisco takes Sky AdSmart to US customers at CES

Cisco has partnered with European pay TV operator Sky at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to showcase the pair’s approach to addressable TV advertising with Sky AdSmart. The pair demonstrated Sky AdSmart’s ability to target different ads to different households watching the same live linear TV program based on over 150 different demographic […]

US consumer electronics sales to reach all-time high

Consumer electronics industry revenues will grow 3% in 2015 to reach an all-time high of US$223.2 billion €188.2 billion), according to the US’s Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). The CEA’s ‘US Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts’ report claims that smartphones and tablets will continue to be the top two consumer electronics revenue drivers in 2015, accounting for […]

Cisco to provide cloud-based TV platform for Kabel Deutschland

Cisco is to provide a new advanced TV platform for Vodafone-owned German cable operator Kabel Deutschland with a launch date expected in 2016-17. Kabel Deutschland will reveal more details of the platform, which will combine broadcast, on-demand, catch-up, and time-shifted TV with internet video, at the IFA 2015 show in September. According to Cisco, which […]

Samsung calls for more collaboration on Internet of Things

Samsung Electronics president and CEO BK Yoon has called for more openness and collaboration across industries to unlock the potential of the ‘Internet of Things’. Delivering the opening keynote at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Yoon said that the Internet of Things has “the potential to transform our society, economy and how […]

GoPro launches LG TV video app

Camera maker GoPro has launched an OTT video app for LG Smart TVs, allowing viewers to stream more than 400 hours of GoPro-shot high-definition videos. The firms launched the GoPro Channel at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and it available exclusively on LG webOS smart TVs. Viewers accessing the channel will be able […]

TiVo launches OnePass for online and linear content

TiVo has launched OnePass, an “all access” service that gathers together and gives viewers access to content, regardless of whether it comes from live or recorded TV, on-demand or streaming apps. The service, which the DVR maker introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, organises episodes of shows by season and is available […]

QuickPlay announces support for Android TV

Online video technology specialist Quickplay has used the Consumer Electronics Show to announce support for Android TV. Quickplay says its technology provides extensive third-party developer tools as well as an Android TV reference user experience for live TV and video-on-demand, supporting Android set-top boxes as well as companion devices. Quickplay has formed partnerships with Comigo, […]