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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 […]

Sharp extends Espial to mid-range models

TV manufacturer Sharp has extended its partnership with middleware provider Espial by choosing the Espial TV browser for additional mid-range smart TV models in some countries.  Espial software is currently deployed in various Sharp AQUOS LED TV models in North America and other regions globally. “Smart TV shipments continue to increase as consumers access Internet […]

Google makes new Android TV push

Google unveiled its latest living room plans at its I/O developer’s conference in San Francisco yesterday, launching Android TV, a new version of its operating system for big screens. Google promised “entertainment tailored for you” with the new operating system, which will support services like Google Play and YouTube, Android games and apps from companies […]

Samsung retains smart TV dominance

Samsung retained its lead over the global smart TV market in the fourth quarter of 2013, accounting for 26.4% of shipments, according to new Strategy Analytics research.  The Smart TV Market Share Report Q4 found that Samsung’s share of the market rose by 1 percentage point compared to Q4 2012, while second place LG took 14.4%, […]

Sharp and Rovi renew DivX deal

Sharp has renewed its multi-year DivX licensing agreement with Rovi Corporation, allowing it include DivX HEVC technology in its next-generation of AQUOS TVs and Blu-ray recorders. The agreement will allow Sharp to support high-quality streaming and playback of DivX HEVC HD 720p/1080p and Ultra HD/4K HEVC content. The deal also includes use of Rovi’s adaptive […]

Deezer partners with NetRange for smart TV app launch

France-based subscription music service Deezer is launching a smart TV app after partnering with German smart TV services firm NetRange. The Deezer app by NetRange will be available on TVs made by Loewe, Dune, TCL and Sharp, with music fans able to login to up to three different accounts simultaneously on the app. Deezer, which […]