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 […]

Samsung completes first smart TV installation for hotels

TV manufacturer Samsung has completed what it says is the first installation of Smart TVs for the hospitality industry. Samsung has installed a connected TV system at the Grange Tower Bridge hotel in London. According to the company, hoteliers can create a tailored profile for each facility in the hotel, choosing from a selection of […]

Samsung in ‘final stage’ talks for Google TV launch

Samsung Electronics is in final-stage talks with Google about launching a Google TV-capable TV set next year, according to reports. Yoon Boo-Keun, president of the company’s visual display division, told AFP and Dow Jones Newswires that the company was in talks to launch a Google TV device, but would not elaborate on timing. However, he […]

YuMe gains funding from Samsung Ventures

Video advertising technology specialist YuMe has received a strategic investment of US$12 million (€9 million) from Samsung’s venture capital arm, Samsung Ventures, and Translink Capital. The company said the funding would be used to aggressively expand its footprint in the connected TV space and fuel its global expansion. YuMe’s system for connected TVs, the Embedded […]

Samsung strikes first Arabic connected TV deal

Middle Eastern channel operator Dubai Media (DMI) has struck a deal with Samsung that will see its bouquet of channels launch directly on Samsung connected TVs. The deal will see channels including Dubai TV, Dubai Sports, Dubai One, Noor Dubai Radio & TV and Emirates 24/7 launch via the connected television sets across the Middle […]

Samsung brings Maxdome to Blu-ray players

Samsung has signed a deal to bring Maxdome’s VOD platform to Blu-ray players and home theatre systems in Germany. The deal, truck by Samsung and Maxdome owner ProSiebenSat.1, will give Samsung Blu-ray and home theatre owners access to around 35,000 titles from movies and series to documentaries and kids content. Maxdome has been available on […]

Viewster expands on Samsung devices

Switzerland-based video-on-demand operator Viewster is launching its platform across all Samsung connected devices in all markets, including connected TVs, smartphones and tablets. The Viewster application, which gives access to Viewster’s on demand catalogue of movies and TV shows will be available through Samsung Apps for 2010 and 2011 Smart TVs, as well as on Blu-ray […]

Samsung brings YouTube 3D to connected TVs

Samsung and YouTube have teamed up to deliver 3D content to connected TV users. Samsung announced at the IFA consumer electronics show in Germany that the two parties will update the YouTube app available on Samsung Smart TVs to make it capable of delivering 3D content. Samsung claims users will have access to thousands of […]

LG, Sharp and Philips join forces for connected apps

A group of connected TV manufacturers have jointly agreed to standardise the technical requirements for bringing web services to TVs. LG, Sharp and Philips have committed to “define common technical requirements” for connected TV services.  They have agreed to use open standards including HTML5, CE-HTML and HbbTV. In addition, they will release a beta common […]

MTG launches pay TV on connected TVs

Modern Times Group (MTG) has launched a pay TV service on Samsung connected TVs. The Nordic-based broadcaster’s Viaplay on-demand platform is now available to Samsung Smart TV and [email protected] owners across the Nordic region. Viaplay offers premium live sports coverage, thousands of blockbuster movies, TV series and catch-up services on various connected devices including computers, […]