LG to licence webOS to TV makers

LG has announced that it has begun licencing its webOS TV platform ecosystem, and that the smart TV operating system will soon be found on third-party TVs to create a platform that promises to rival Android TV. Over 20 TV makers will offer webOS-powered TVs including brands such as RCA, Ayonz and Konka, with more […]

LG selects SpotX for supply-side platform

Video ad platform SpotX has announced a partnership with LG to act as its primary supply-side platform (SSP) across the US, EMEA and Latin America. The deal will also see SpotX provide LG with demand facilitation services to connect media buyers with the premium over-the-top video inventory available on LG smart TVs and will give […]

LG launches webOS 6.0

LG has announced the latest update to its webOS smart TV platform. The headline feature of webOS 6.0 is a redesigned layout which replaces the ‘blade’ lineup of apps with a more traditional tile layout which should be instantly recognisable to users of platforms like Apple TV and Android TV. The update, which has been […]

LG invests US$80 million in data and measurement firm Alphonso to acquire controlling stake

LG has announced a significant investment in data and measurement firm Alphonso. Pledging nearly US$80 million, the South Korean TV maker will become the largest investor in Alphonso with a controlling stake of more than 50%. As data measurement increasingly becomes central to the business models of TV manufacturers, LG said that it plans to […]

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 […]

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