Smart TV

European smart TV adoption rates compared

Germany trails behind other European countries in flatscreen adoption but the UK is a laggard among advanced markets in smart TV penetration, according to a survey of consumers. According to the survey by Concentra Marketing Research for German consumer electronics trade association the GFU, over a third of Germans, or 34%, have smart TVs, a […]

Smart TVs get ‘thumbs down’

Smart TVs are getting a “thumbs-down from early adopters,” with viewers preferring to use tablets, smartphones and other connected devices to access online media, according to Strategy Analytics. A new study by the research firm, called ‘online video lead adopters bypass the smart TV with personal devices,’ claims that while half the surveyed sample had […]

Set-top box under threat from connected TVs, operator apps

Web-delivered content via apps and smart TVs will eventually result in the demise of the set-top box, though rights issues present the main challenge to this shift, according to BT Retail’s director of TV Alex Green.  Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London on a panel discussion about ‘the virtual pay TV set-top […]

Smartclip strikes deal with Samsung

Multiscreen advertising specialist Smartclip has struck a partnership with Samsung whereby Samsung’s AdHub advertising platform for smart TVs, Blu-ray players, smartphones and tablets will enable Smartclip’s advertisers to target audiences.  Smartclip will be a partner for Samsung across 19 markets. Jean-Pierre Fumagalli, CEO of Smartclip, said, “Smartclip is thrilled to be partnering with the number […]

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