Freesat to bring Freetime to smart TVs next year with OPAL

UK free-to-air satellite operator Freesat has launched an initiative to bring its Freetime connected TV platform to smart TVs, enabling viewers to access catch-up TV and other non-DVR Freetime features such as the backwards EPG without the need for a set-top box. Freesat is already integrated with some Panasonic and Samsung TV, but without Freetime’s […]

OTT service Wuaki launches on Panasonic TVs, the OTT service recently launched in the UK, has cut a deal with Panasonic and will make its service available through the consumer electronics firm’s connected TVs. Consumers in the UK will need to download the relevant app to access Wuaki via their Panasonic set. The TV series and movies streaming service is owned […]

ALi teams up with Panasonic for DVB-T2 chipset

Set-top system-on-a-chip provider ALi Corp has teamed up with Panasonic Corporation’s semiconductor business group to begin mass production of a new DVB-T2 set-top solution in the third quarter of 2012. “ALi has been well positioned in the DTT market with a significant global market share. The business opportunities of DVB-T2 come from upgrade of the […]

Eurosport signs TV app deal with Panasonic

Eurosport has launched an app for Panasonic Viera Connect TVs in time for Roland Garros. The Eurosport Player app delivers the sports channel’s online simulcast streaming service to Panasonic Smart Viera TVs. The app gives Viera pay subscribers access to live streaming from Eurosport, Eurosport 2 and bonus channel content for other significant sporting events […]

Panasonic adds Rovi TotalGuide to connected sets

Interactive TV technology provider Rovi’s TotalGuide solution has launched on Panasonic’s 2012 Smart TVs and Blu-ray  recorders for the European market. Panasonic’s Viera Connect platform on these devices features a customised implementation of TotalGuide for finding and discovering broadcast TV programmes through advanced search and recommendations, rich TV listings and images. TotalGuide enables access to […]

Myspace launching over-the-top TV service with Panasonic

Social networking website Myspace is launching an over-the-top TV service and has teamed up with TV manufacturer Panasonic to distribute it via Panasonic Viera Connect TVs. Myspace, which was sold by News Corp to Specific Media last year, said that initial channels on the Myspace TV service would be music-focused, based on its library of […]

Panasonic upgrades connected TV platform

Panasonic has used the CES show in Las Vegas to unveil Smart Viera, a new iteration of its Viera Connect connected TV platform centred on networking, easy operation, picture quality, ecology and design elements. The platform will include a cloud- based service, providing online movies and sports, as well as new apps in categories such […]

FetchTV app goes live on Panasonic Viera

IP Vision has launched a connected TV app for its FetchTV OTT platform on Panasonic Smart Viera TVs. The UK company has also confirmed the app will launch on Samsung’s Smart TV platform early next year. The FetchTV app offers on-demand access to movies from major studios and various specialist TV channels. Content can be […]

Panasonic to offer direct billing for Viera Connect Market

Panasonic has teamed up with e-commerce specialist Digital River to deliver direct billing functionality on its Viera Connect Market to Europe, beginning with the UK. Digital River is supporting purchases made via the Panasonic Viera Connect Market in 27 European countries, including Austria, Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands […]

Panasonic adds social TV app

Panasonic last week unveiled a new social TV app that will be available on its Viera Connect TVs in North America. The app will provide viewers with access to one or more social media sites including Twitter and Facebook while watching programmes at the same time. In addition to the social TV app, Panasonic also […]