Rakuten TV to triple market reach this year

Rakuten TV is looking to triple its market presence to 40 territories in 2019 via partnerships with Samsung, LG, Philips and Hisense. Rakuten will offer integrated content within the manufacturers’ Smart TV remote controls, which directly links to the Rakuten TV streaming service. With this move, the VOD platform says it will simultaneously increase its […]

Spanish BeIN Connect app on Hisense TVs

Spanish broadcaster Mediapro’s online platform BeIN Connect will now be available via Hisense smart TVs after the pair signed a deal certifying the BeIN Connect app for Hisense TVs. BeIN Connect said that the move was in line with its policy of porting its app to new devices, enabling users to connect to the platform. […]

Hisense to set up US internet TV operation centre

TV maker Hisense is due to set up an ‘internet TV operation centre’ in the US, as it expects its smart TV user-base to more than double in the next year. Hisense said that it currently has 2.6 million TV subscribers in the US and projects this to increase to more than 6 million by […]

Freeview reveals new Freeview Play devices

Free-to-view UK digital-terrestrial platform Freeview has revealed a range of new devices that Freeview Play, its recently-launched on-demand offering, will be available on over the coming months. Freeview Play will launch on Blaupunkt, Hisense, Sharp Aquos and  devices in the coming months, adding to the list of 20 brands that already support the service. Freeview […]

Hisense adds Wuaki.tv button on smart TVs

Hisense has partnered with Wuaki.tv to offer direct access to the on-demand film and TV via from a button on the remote control of its new smart TVs. The Wuaki.tv button will be include in the remotes of Hisense’s newly-designed 2016 smart TV models. Sets sold in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Ireland and […]

Drop in LCD TV panel demand from Chinese manufacturers

The top six TV makers in China plan to purchase 14.8 million LCD TV panels in the fourth quarter of 2015, a 16% year-on-year decline, according to IHS. The research firm claims that orders for the leading Chinese TV makers – Hisense, TCL, Skyworth, Haier, Changhong and Konka – will decline from 17.7 million displays shipped in […]

Google names Pace, Sagemcom, Technicolor and Telecom Italia as Android TV partners

Google has announced a wide range of new device and telco partners to provide Android TV-based devices and services. Google has announced that Hisense, TCL and a number of other smart TV manufacturers will produce Android TV devices, along with pay TV set-top manufacturers Pace, Sagemcom and Technicolor. Google has also confirmed that operators KDDI […]

Hisense launches £499 UHD TV in UK market

Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Hisense is to launch an ultra-low cost UHD Direct-lit LED (DLED) TV in the UK market. The 40-inch version, the LTDN40K321UWTSEU, will sell for as little as £449, with 50-inch and 55-inch models available for £599 and £699 respectively. Hisense products have previously only been available in the UK through a […]

Netflix announces first ‘Recommended TVs’

TVs by LG, Sony and Roku will be the first to carry the ‘Netflix Recommended TV’ logo in North America, the subscription video-on-demand giant has revealed.  Netflix first announced its US-based Netflix Recommended TV program at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, with the scheme designed to highlight sets that offer a […]

Hisense to bundle UltraFlix 4K streaming app in new TVs

Chinese electronics manufacturer Hisense has partnered with NanoTech Entertainment, announcing plans to bundle the latter’s 4K UltraFlix Network App with its new 4K Ultra HD TV product line. By clicking the UltraFlix app, viewers will have access to more than 500 hours of 4K travel and nature documentaries, including 40 IMAX theatrical titles. The app […]