Smart TV


Sky ‘planning own range of smart TVs’

Sky is planning to launch its own range of smart TVs as the battle between traditional pay TV operator and streaming giants accelerates, according to press reports. According to the Financial Times, citing unnamed sources, the Comcast-owned pay TV operator could announce a move into smart TV hardware as soon as next month. Launching its […]

LG Ads Solutions reveals alternative smart TV OS

LG Ads Solutions has announced the launch of its new smart TV operating system. River OS, the company said, is “built for ultimate personalisation, seamless navigation across apps, devices, and services, and advanced voice-controlled TV features at affordable price points”.  The operating system will serve a different target audience to LG’s webOS, which is deployed […]

TCL launches its first Roku TV models for UK

TCL Electronics has announced the launch of a new low-cost Roku-powered TV for the UK market. The launch marks TCL’s first Roku TVs available in the UK, and follows several years of limited activity from the TV maker in the market.  TCL is launching a range of models in both HD and 4K UHD in […]

CTV device ownership at a high in the US

Over three quarters of US households now own at least one internet-connected TV device, a new report has found. According to Leichtman Research Group, 82% of US TV households have at least one Internet-connected TV device, compared to 80% in 2020, 74% in 2019, 65% in 2016, and 30% in 2011. Products considered CTV devices […]

Digital TV Europe to host webinar on global TV platform development

Digital TV Europe is partnering with Vewd to host a webinar examining what operators can do to develop and grow a global TV platform. On Tuesday, May 12 at 3pm BST, join Stuart Thomson, editor of Digital TV Europe in discussion with Tudor Teusan, Senior Product Manager at Vewd and Mattijs de Valk, Director of […]

Smart TVs to see over 20% CAGR between 2019-23

The smart TV market is expected to post a CAGR over 21% through to 2023, a new report has found. According to a study by research and advisory firm Technavio, the market is set to see continued growth due to rapid advances in technologies. Specifically cited are the advances in smart TV software and display […]

Roku introduces new devices, presents latest Roku OS update

Roku has unveiled its latest lineup of streaming devices along with an update to its smart TV operating system. The product lineup remains mostly the same, but there are two noteworthy changes. These are the updated Roku Express and Roku Ultra.  The new Roku Express is 10% smaller than its predecessor and at US$29.99 is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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