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KPN launches smart TV app

Dutch telco KPN has launched a smart TV app that will enable subscribers to watch its TV service without the need for a set-top box. The app provides advanced functions such as pause live TV, restart and DVR. KPN said that the app would be ideal for viewers wishing to watch its service in rooms […]

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 […]

Vodafone Spain takes TV service to Samsung smart TVs

Vodafone España has made its TV service available via Samsung smart TVs, enabling users of Samsung 2017 and later models to access all the Vodafone TV services they subscribe to on the TV without the need for a set-top box. Vodafone said that Samsung smart TV users would be able to access full seasons of […]

Apple to offer iTunes movies and TV shows via Samsung TVs

Apple and Samsung have reached a landmark deal that will make iTunes movies and TV shows available via Samsung TVs from later this year. The agreement, which was announced ahead of this week’s CES event in Las Vegas, marks the first time that iTunes content will be available via smart TVs, with a new iTunes […]

Samsung introduces ‘Remote Access’ to 2019 smart TVs

Samsung has announced a new feature for its smart TV lines starting this year, providing enhanced wireless connectivity with PCs, tablets, and smartphones. The Remote Access feature will allow consumers to remotely control compatible programs and apps through their Samsung Smart TV, with viewers able to remotely access a PC to surf the web or […]

Samsung’s HDR10+ ecosystem now has 45 industry partners

Samsung’s HDR10+ ecosystem has grown to include 45 industry partners and a new certification centre for the standard is due to open in China, promising to expand its reach even further. Among the new HDR10+ partners are: Rakuten TV, which will begin offering HDR10+ content in the first half of this year; Eastern European OTT […]

NTV+ now available as smart TV app

Russian service provider NTV+ has launched a smart TV app for Samsung TVs, enabling subscribers to access its service without the need for a set-top box or conditional access module. NTV+ subscribers can log onto the app on Samsung smart TVs and access their existing subscription offerings, new users must register and can then subscribe […]

Turkcell and Samsung claim first live 5G trial in Turkey

Turkish mobile operator Turkcell claims to have carried out the country’s first live 5G trial in partnership with Samsung. Turkcell ran an event to demonstrate UHD live streaming, cloud gaming, 360-degree camera and VR streaming all over 5G using Turkcell infrastructure and Samsung’s 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) solutions. Turkcell CEO, Kaan Terzioglu said that […]

Wurl to power content on Samsung TV Plus

Palo Alto-based video distribution company, Wurl, has signed a deal with Samsung to power select programming on Samsung’s new TV Plus service. “TV Plus provides enormous validation of the unstoppable migration of TV to the internet,” said Sean Doherty, CEO of Wurl. “Samsung is breaking down the legacy TV silos and providing video producers with a […]

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