Smart TV

NexPlayer develops video player for all smart TVs

NexPlayer has developed a video player for all smart TV devices that offers the same feature set available on Android and iOS. The company said it lets customers manage one player for all smart TV devices. NexPlayer SDK is optimised for Android TV devices while NexPlayer HTML5 can be integrated into Samsung Tizen or LG […]

ProSiebenSat.1 revamps red button offering via HbbTV

ProSiebenSat.1 has rolled out a new red button offering for smart TVs in Germany, based on the HbbTV standard. The new red button portal offers full TV episodes and content, with the media library organised by topic into playlists. Smart TV users can access entertainment from the ProSieben, Sat.1, Kabel Eins, Sixx, ProSieben Maxx, Sat.1 […]

BBC adds green button programme restart for smart TVs

The BBC has added live-programme restart for its channels on smart TVs, which users can access by pressing the green button on their remote. Viewers are now able to watch BBC programmes from the beginning while they’re still being broadcast by pressing the green button, which loads the BBC iPlayer and automatically starts the show […]

Orange Spain launches cloud DVR and new packages

Orange España has unveiled a series of improvements to its TV offering. The Spanish operator is launching a new cloud DVR service enabling subscribers to record up to 350 hours of content for a duration of up to six months. Orange has also launched an improved app for smart TVs that it says is more […]

IHS Markit: 70% of TV shipments to be smart sets in 2018

The global unit-share of smart TVs is expected to reach 70% of all TV shipments in 2018, up from 45% in 2015 and 64% in 2017, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that global TV shipments are recovering in 2018, with shipments up 3.5% to 223 million units thanks to price erosion from […]

Report: Amazon tests smart TV set for UK market

Amazon is reportedly testing a smart TV set in the UK, which will mark its latest push into the video streaming market. According to a report by UK paper The Telegraph, the smart TV was developed alongside a group of Chinese manufacturers and is being tested by the DTG. The Telegraph claims that Amazon’s UK-targeted TV […]

Mirada launches smart TV and streaming device apps

TV technology provider Mirada has launched new apps for a range of smart TVs and streaming devices to complement its Iris multiscreen TV platform. Mirada has developed apps to enable operators to deliver content and Iris features to LG and Samsung Smart TVs, Android TV-based Smart TVs such as Panasonic, Philips, Sharp and Sony, Android […]

Vewd launches smart TV OS

Vewd – the technology provider formerly known as Opera – has launched Vewd OS, its new operating system for smart TVs. According to Vewd, its new smart TV OS provides an integrated platform that unites premium VOD, live TV, native internet content, and over a thousand leading apps into a single experience. The UI includes an opening […]

CES: Samsung unveils 146-inch TV called ‘The Wall’

Samsung has unveiled a 146-inch modular MicroLED TV, dubbed ‘The Wall’ at its annual first look event at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Samsung said The Wall is a self-emitting TV with micrometer (µm) scale LEDs – which are much smaller than current LEDs and serve as their own source of light. […]

Smart TV uptake to reach 57% in Western Europe

Smart TV penetration will reach 57% in Western Europe this year, according to new figures by Parks Associates. The research firm estimates that the increase in smart TV ownership comes as connectivity rates for these devices also grows, with 82% of smart TV owners in the US now connecting their sets to the web. “The […]