UHD Alliance launches at CES

A powerful coalition of Hollywood studios, consumer electronics makers, content distributers and technology companies has formed in a bid to create a seamless and integrated ecosystem for Ultra HD. The UHD Alliance, which launched at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and includes firms like Netflix, Samsung and Twentieth Century Fox, said the […]

Accedo partners with Norway’s NRK for VoD service

TV apps specialist Accedo has partnered with Norwegian public broadcaster NRK to power its VoD service for smart TVs.  The NRK TV VoD service launches today across smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, and Philips, as well as on PlayStation 3 and 4 games consoles. The VoD offering – which includes more than 40,000 free […]

Wuaki: browser-based streaming to die out in two years

Movie and TV streaming service has predicted the death of browser-based streaming in the next two years, thanks to content being streamed directly to smart TVs and connected devices. Since Wuaki introduced native apps for smart TVs made by the likes of LG, Samsung and Panasonic, it claims to have seen a massive 65% […]

Panasonic unveils 4K TV pricing

Panasonic has released details of its new AX800 series of Ultra High Definition 4K TVs, which it is due to release with immediate effect. The new line will feature sets in two screen sizes –58-inches and 65-inches – and will be priced at US$3,800 and US$4,500 respectively. As well as featuring 4K resolution displays, the […]

Deutsche Telekom’s Videoload launches on Panasonic TVs

Deutsche Telekom’s Videoload service is now available on 2014 models of Panasonic smart TVs, thanks to a partnership with platform software firm Massive Interactive. Massive said its Multi-screen Development Kit (MDK) enables the VoD service to roll out on Panasonic smart TVs in under three months. Massive previously worked with Deutsche Telekom to launch Videoload […]

Freesat now reaches 1.84 million UK homes

UK free-to-view satellite platform Freesat reported “strong quarterly growth” in the first quarter of 2014, adding 18,000 homes and ending the quarter with a user base of 1.84 million households. Freesat, which first launched six years ago this week, now says it is watched by more than 3.8 million viewers every week, in what it […]

Freesat to expand Freetime presence on smart TVs

UK free-to-view satellite platform Freesat is to follow up the launch of its Freetime connected TV platform on Panasonic smart TVs with a further launch of the platform on Vestel-owned brands later this year as part of a strategy to expand the presence of Freetime on smart TVs, including those without satellite tuners. Vestel – […] strikes new smart TV deals

Over-the-top TV operator has struck partnerships with TV manufacturers Samsung, LG and Panasonic to offer its service via the latest generation of their smart TVs. Users of new smart TVs from the three manufacturers will be able to access’s catalogue of programmes via the dedicated app.’s content library includes movies and […]

Freesat’s Freetime extends to terrestrial with Panasonic deal

Panasonic has struck an agreement with UK free to air satellite platform Freesat to embed the latter’s advanced TV platform Freetime in its smart TVs, creating the first free connected TV service across satellite and terrestrial networks. The deal will see Freetime made available in new Panasonic Viera smart TVs, allowing both Freesat and digital-terrestrial […]

Panasonic and Mozilla partner on Firefox OS for smart TVs

Panasonic and Mozilla have partnered to develop and promote Firefox OS – a new open platform for next generation smart TVs that is based on HTML5 and other web technologies. Announcing the partnership at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the firms said that the new OS aims to offer consumers more personalised and […]