CES 2016

Opera 2.0 platform debuts at CES

Opera has launched version 2.0 of its Opera TV platform, promising to bring “video content to the forefront” and offer more content personalisation. The HTML5-based application platform debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and will launch on Hisense Smart TVs in the first quarter of 2016. The Opera TV 2.0 update will […]

Toon Goggles to appear on Philips TVs around the world

US-based Toon Goggles has signed a deal with Philips that will put the kids video-on-demand service on Philips smart and Android TVs around the world. Announcing the deal the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Toon Goggles CEO Stephen Hodge said: “The Toon Goggles service, which highlights some of Europe’s best animation, lends itself perfectly to […]

Sony launches new 4K HDR TV line

Sony has unveiled its latest lineup of 4K Ultra HD televisions, complete with High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatibility and backlighting technologies. The ultrathin XBR-X930D/XBR-X940D and XBR-X850D series TVs will carry a new Sony ‘4K HDR Ultra HD’ logo and are designed to meet the Consumer Technology Association’s definition of HDR. “Sony knows HDR from the […]

Samsung unveils first UHD Blu-ray player

Samsung has unveiled its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player, promising a March 2016 US launch for the device. Showcasing the player at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Samsung said that the UBD-K8500 is High Dynamic Range (HDR)-compatible and offers four times the resolution and 64 times more detailed colour expression than […]

Samsung updates smart TV user experience

Samsung has updated its smart TV user experience with the refreshed ‘Smart Hub’ user interface and new Samsung Smart Control remote. The new Smart Hub interface is designed to integrate content and services into one platform, marking a move away from multiple content sources. Samsung said that viewers will now be able to switch easily […]