LG to launch Google TV in the US

Korean TV manufacturer LG plans to launch a Google TV-enabled TV set in the US in two weeks, according to reports. LG’s executive vice-president of its TV business, Ro Seogho, told reporters that the company would begin production of the Google-enabled screens at its plant in Mexico from May 17, ahead of a launch on […]

LG launches 3D sports portal on Smart TVs

LG is launching a 3D sports portal on its Smart TV platform in partnership with digital sports media company Perform. The Livesports.tv app will offer thousands of hours of live and on-demand sports coverage to LG’s Cinema 3D Smart TV models in the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy. The 2D to 3D conversion function […]

All3Media to sell content via connected TVs

UK-based indie producer All3Media is to sell its programmes direct to consumers via apps for Samsung and LG Smart TVs. Samsung Smart TVs now feature the All3Media App, making it possible to buy shows including Peep Show, The Only Was is Essex and Shameless. LG Smart TVs will launch the app next month. Both services […]

Connected TV manufacturers face broadband crunch in Korea

Connected TV leaders Samsung and LG are facing a new challenge in their home market of Korea. In a move that that could be a sign of things to come elsewhere, KT, the country’s leading broadband provider, has said it plans to limit access to some TV applications that are slowing down the speed of […]

Filmo TV available on LG smart TVs

French online TV service Filmo TV is now available on LG connected TVs. Filmo TV provides a range of movies on-demand for a monthly subscription of €9.99, while à la carte movies are available from €1.99.

LG and Samsung ready for Google TV launch

TV manufacturers LG and Samsung will join Sony in deploying Google TV services this year. In a blog posting, Google said LG would showcase a line of TVs powered by Google’s TV platform at the CES trade show in Las Vegas next week. The TVs will run on LG’s own L9 chipset. The company said […]

NTV-Plus launches connected TV sports app

Russian DTH operator NTV-Plus has developed an app for LG Smart TVs. The app gives direct access to various sports channels offered on NTV-Plus’ platform, covering domestic football matches, and the UEFA Champions League along with tennis, basketball and handball tournaments. LG Smart TV owners can access the app for RUB75 (€1.50) per week.

Purescreens launches Museum app on LG connected TVs

HD channel provider PureScreens has launched a Museum app on LG’s connected TV platform that allows users to access famous artworks on their TV sets. The Museum app gives access to about 300 artworks initially, including exhibits in the Louvre, National Gallery, Prado and Uffizi galleries. The paintings are showcased within themed exhibitions constituted around […]

LG and KIT Digital sign OTT platform deal

Online TV specialist KIT Digital is partnering with LG to launch a joint over-the-top video platform for live and on-demand content on LG’s connected TV range. Under the terms of the deal, LG will use the KIT Video Platform, KIT Digital’s cloud-based video asset management solution, to power its 3D Zone service, which provides applications […]

Verimatrix and RCBd partner to deliver premium content to LG Smart TVs

Content security specialist Verimatrix has partnered with TV software and data services company Related Content Database (RCDb) to develop a solution for pay TV operators and broadcasters to securely deliver premium content over IP to LG’s Smart TV connected TV platform and Blu-ray players. The partnership was announced at the IBC conference in Amsterdam. The […]