Hisense-backed VIDAA joins the battle for CTV revenues with VIDAA Free

Competition between Smart TV operating systems (OS) entered a new phase this week with the news that Hisense-backed OS VIDAA has launched VIDAA Free in the US. The move follows recent expansion by LG’s webOS and Samsung’s Tizen OS. The fast-growing smart TV operating system called VIDAA Free “a streaming hub of free advertising supported […]

Viaplay to be pre-installed on Hisense TVs in VIDAA deal

Nordic and international streaming outfit Viaplay has struck a deal with TV manufacturer Hisense’s VIDAA smart TV offshoot to pre-install its service on Hisense smart TVs. Viaplay Group and Hisense’s Smart TV platform, Atlanta-based VIDAA, have agreed a multi-market, multi-year device partnership. The Viaplay streaming service app will be pre-installed on all Hisense Smart TVs sold in Viaplay’s current […]

VIDAA picks Amagi to power FAST expansion

Cloud-based SaaS tech provider Amagi has announced a content distribution agreement with CTV platform operator VIDAA. The partnership will leverage Amagi’s Content Plus marketplace to give VIDAA users in the Americas, Australia, and the UK access to Amagi’s network of FAST channels and AVOD assets across a variety of genres including sports, news, music, movies, […]

FIFA+ launches first CTV app

Free-to-view football streamer FIFA+ has announced the launch of its first CTV app. Available on Hisense VIDAA-powered devices (Hisense is a long-time commercial partner of the football organisation), the streamer offers access to thousands of free hours of original, live and archive football along with documentary content.  The platform, which launched earlier this year, provides […]

Hisense launches first Amazon Fire TV set

TV maker Hisense has revealed its first set to integrate Amazon Fire TV. The 50-inch set will offer the full Fire TV experience, including integration with the Alexa AI assistant. It provides access to more than 1 million TV episodes and movies from apps including Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, and HBO Max. In terms […]

Hisense picks NetRange for smart TV content

TV maker Hisense has announced a partnership with white-labelled Smart TV and OTT ecosystem provider NetRange. The deal will see NetRange provide content for the new range of Hisense TVs powered by VIDAA OS. NetRange will provide a wide variety of apps via its Smart TV portal, including  local language content for Europe, LATAM, South […]

Disney+ on VIDAA Smart OS

Disney+ is coming to VIDAA Smart OS-powered Hisense and Toshiba smart TVs. Coming as a part of the latest firmware update to the Linux-based smart TV OS, users will gain access to the family-oriented streaming service which provides access to content from brands including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Guy Edri, EVP […]

StarTimes ON comes to Hisense smart TVs

African operator StarTimes is bringing its OTT platform StarTimes ON to VIDAA-powered Hisense smart TVs. The service has 27 million users across the continent, and offers subscribers access to more than 150 live TV channels and 20,000 hours of VOD content. It streams content in SD, HD and UHD in various languages including English, French, […]

Crackle launches on VIDAA TVs

VOD operator Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has announced the launch of its AVOD app Crackle on smart TVs with the VIDAA smart operating system. The deal between subsidiary Crackle Plus and the Hisense-manufactured VIDAA will see the Crackle app launch in the US on Hisense smart TVs. VIDAA customers will gain access to […]

Hisense brings UEFA.tv OTT service to VIDAA smart TV OS

UEFA has announced that the UEFA.tv OTT app will launch on Hisense and Toshiba televisions. UEFA.tv launched in 2019 as a way for the football governing body to broadcast coverage of competitions in markets where there is no rightsholder, such as UEFA’s youth, women’s and futsal competitions. It also features magazine content, interviews, behind-the-scenes video […]

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