Hisense and TCL launch Roku TV models

Electronics manufacturers Hisense and TCL have each launched TVs with web-streaming set-top box maker Roku’s operating system built in. The new Roku TVs, which were first announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, will be available in the US starting from in the coming weeks. Announcing the launches on the Roku […]

Samsung retains smart TV dominance

Samsung retained its lead over the global smart TV market in the fourth quarter of 2013, accounting for 26.4% of shipments, according to new Strategy Analytics research.  The Smart TV Market Share Report Q4 found that Samsung’s share of the market rose by 1 percentage point compared to Q4 2012, while second place LG took 14.4%, […]

Roku launches first integrated TV sets

Over-the-top set-top-box maker Roku has partnered with TCL and Hisense to launch the first TV sets with its technology built-in. The Roku TV models will be showcased at the Pepcom Digital Experience media event at CES in Las Vegas this evening, with Roku claiming that it now plans to license the new reference design platform […]

Insolvent TV manufacturer Loewe receives investment offer

German TV manufacturer Loewe has said that it has received a written investment offer in what could prove a “crucial milestone” for its restructuring efforts.  The firm, which filed for insolvency earlier this month and is in the midst of a restructuring plan that will see it refocus itself as an entertainment platform system provider, […]

Hisense chooses PacketVideo for Google TV and Smart TV

Chinese consumer electronics provider Hisense has chosen PacketVideo’s Twonky software for use in Google TV products and some Linux-powered connected TVs for international markets. Twonky is designed to enable smart TVs to play content from any device in a suer’s local network or to use their mobile phone or tablet to control the TV. Twonky […]

Roku adds new content and device partners

US firm Roku, maker of highly popular streaming video devices of the same name, has signed content deals with new partners including Time Warner Cable and also agreed to license its streaming service to a number of value-focused TV manufacturers such as China’s HiSense. Under the agreement with Time Warner Cable, the latter’s subscribers will […]

Stream TV brings glasses-free TV to market

Stream TV Networks has partnered with Chinese TV technology company Hisense to launch a 3D TV that does nor require glasses. The first product to market will be a 42-inch 1080p Auto Stereoscopic 3D display that incorporates Ultra-D technology. The companies plan to expand the technology into devices including smart televisions, tablets and smartphones. The […]