Connected TV

UPC Cablecom starts smart TV testing with S3 Group

Liberty Global-owned Swiss operator UPC Cablecom has extended its deal with TV content delivery specialist S3 Group to include automated testing for connected TVs. UPC Cablecom will extend the use of S3 Group’s StormTest Development Center – a digital TV test automation platform – to include smart TVs, which UPC described as a one element of […]

BBC explains connected TV

The BBC has launched an ad campaign designed to explain the benefits of connected TV to UK viewers.  The TV and radio campaign, which launched on BBC1 yesterday evening, highlights how audiences can catch up on their favourite BBC TV programmes on their connected TV. The BBC said the initiative “supports the BBC’s on-going commitment […]

Witbe launches testing for smart TVs at TV Connect

Quality assurance specialist Witbe is using TV Connect to showcast a solution for connected TVs. Witbe’s test and validation solution will now enable content providers and application developers to test services prior to their launch on connected TV sets. Witbe’s test solutions are already used by service providers, application developers and device manufacturers on a […]

US consumers warming to connected and 3D TV

Consumers in the US are registering a sharp increase in 3D TVs and, to a greater extent, connected sets, according to the latest research. IHS polled consumers about their buying plans and 30.7% of those planning to buy a new TV in the year to June will choose an internet-connected set. That stacks against 18.1% […]

Over two-thirds of connected TV owners use online services, report finds

A new report from video ad specialist Smartclips has found that 70% of people with internet connected TVs use the online functions. The survey of 1,536 14-49 year-olds found that 56% own a device that makes it possible to use the internet via a TV screen, whether directly via a smart TV, or via a […]

New iPlayer for connected TVs

The BBC has announced plans to build the presence of iPlayer on TV sets. The public broadcaster has launched a new version of its catch-up platform for TVs, with PlayStation 3 users the first to benefit. The new version of the on-demand catch-up platform offers a simplified and intuitive user interface designed to replicate the […]