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LG launches Movies Anywhere app

LG has become the first TV manufacturer to integrate Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere is a digital movie locker service which emerged as a competitor to Ultraviolet, and ultimately outlasted the ill-fated service. It is owned and operated by Disney, and offers access to content from Walt Disney Studios, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, […]

MWC operators sweat over Coronavirus threat but maintain show will go on

Mobile World Congress (MWC), one of the largest technology trade shows in the world, is under threat from the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus. With the death toll of the airborne virus now exceeding 520, many are concerned by the 100,000+ people from over 200 countries that are due to congregate in Barcelona at the […]

Apple TV to launch on LG sets

LG will bring the Apple TV app to its TVs, the South Korean company has announced. The company said that its new 2020 models will have the app pre-installed, while 2018 and 2019 LG TVs will be updated with users “able to enjoy the Apple TV app this year.” This is an extension of a […]

LG launches world’s first 8K OLED TV

LG has announced the pricing and immediate availability of its flagship 8K sets.  The more headline-grabbing of the two is the 88-inch LG Signature 8K OLED, the world’s first 8K OLED display. This retails for a staggering US$29,999 (€27,107). The TV boasts the fact that it is also the largest OLED TV ever. What is […]

TiVo signs licencing deal with LG

TiVo has announced a global IP licence agreement with LG. The agreement will expand upon LG’s previous Rovi patent portfolio license to also include the TiVo patent portfolio. Arvin Patel, executive vice president and chief IP officer at TiVo said: “Our licensing agreement with LG further solidifies our long-term partnership with them. We are thrilled […]

Lithuania set for HbbTV debut with LG

The Lithuanian Radio and Television Centre (Telecentras) – the country’s state-owned transmission services provider – has struck an agreement with LG Electronics  to introducing Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) services on LG smart TV sets. The launch of HbbTV services will give LG smart TV users access to multimedia libraries, archives and other online video […]

Alexa to launch on LG TVs

Amazon Alexa, the AI assistant that launched with the Amazon Echo smart speaker in 2015, will be available on LG Smart TVs in North America later in May. The update will come to sets in Europe and Asia at a later date. It was previously announced in January that Alexa would come to ThinQ AI […]

Strategy Analytics: Tizen remains top smart TV OS 

Samsung’s Tizen platform remains the largest smart TV operating system globally by sales, followed by LG’s WebOS and Android TV, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm said that 21% of smart TVs sold in 2018 ran Tizen, 12% were powered by WebOS and 10% used Android TV. Roku TV captured 4% of global TV […]

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 […]

LG starts rollout of 2019 TV line

LG has started to roll out its 2019 premium TV line-up in South Korea and the US, with availability in key markets in Asia, Europe and South America to follow soon after. This year’s OLED and NanoCell LCD TV sets will feature screen sizes of up to 86 inches and upgraded AI picture and sound quality […]

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