Amazon launches first Fire-branded TVs with Dolby Vision support

Amazon has revealed its first range of Fire TVs which support Dolby Vision. The sets are Toshiba-branded, with a 55-inch model on sale immediately for US$449.99 (€401.66). Amazon said that 43- and 50-inch models will be available on June 30 for US$329.99 (€294.55) and US$379.99 (€339.18) respectively. The TVs mark a major step for the […]

Toshiba launches new Ultra HD TVs

Toshiba has launched a range of new 4K, Ultra HD TVs under a brand licensing agreement with long-standing partner, Vestel. Toshiba said it is set to offer an “affordable mid-market proposition” that encompasses everything from 65-inch OLED sets, to wide colour gamut TVs and affordable smart DVD TVs. In total Toshiba is introducing five new […]

Freeview reveals new Freeview Play devices

Free-to-view UK digital-terrestrial platform Freeview has revealed a range of new devices that Freeview Play, its recently-launched on-demand offering, will be available on over the coming months. Freeview Play will launch on Blaupunkt, Hisense, Sharp Aquos and  devices in the coming months, adding to the list of 20 brands that already support the service. Freeview […]

Vestel to produce Toshiba-branded TVs in Europe

Electronics manufacturing company Vestel has signed a deal with Toshiba to produce and sell Toshiba-branded TVs in the European market. The partnership will see Vestel take responsibility for production, sales, marketing, and supply chain functions in Europe for Toshiba TVs, while working closely with Toshiba research, development and quality assurance resource. Announcing the deal at […]

European TVs with Netflix remote buttons available this month

A number of TV and Blu-ray player manufacturers will begin marketing devices with dedicated Netflix buttons on their remote controls in Europe from this month. Manufacturers Panasonic, Philips, Sony, Toshiba and Vestel have said they will sell devices with Netflix buttons in Europe. The remote controls will be included with 2015 as well as some […]

Toshiba agrees smart TV ad partnership with Smartclip

Toshiba has agreed a new partnership with video ad technology company Smartclip, which has secured the European advertising rights for Toshiba’s smart TV platform. Smartclip will deliver digital video campaigns on the home screens of Toshiba devices throughout Europe, with brand manufacturers able to place their ad formats on the home screen menu. Advertisers and […]

New Toshiba UHD TVs to support Japanese 4K broadcast service

Toshiba’s new line of Ultra High Definition 4K TVs will support the new UHD 4K broadcast service from Asian satellite operator and pay TV provider SKY Perfect JSAT. Toshiba’s new Z Series of UHD TVs, due to launch this autumn, will use a system on a chip provided by media processing solutions firm ViXS Systems. The ViXS XCode […]

Poland’s ipla on Toshiba smart TVs

Cyfrowy Polsat-owned OTT TV platform ipla is now available on smart TVs from Toshiba following an agreement between the pair. The ipla service will be available on 2013 and 2013 Toshiba models. Beata Białkowska, marketing director at Cyfrowy Polsat, said that ipla could now be found on all major smart TV platforms in Poland as […]

Toshiba to halve TV staff, plans 4K focus

Toshiba said it will halve its TV staff from 6,000 to 3,000 and shut down two of its three TV manufacturing facilities this fiscal year, as it looks to cut costs and focus on Ultra HD.  In an announcement submitted to the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Toshiba said it was looking to implement the structural reform […]

Toshiba TVs using Rovi DivX Plus Streaming for Knowhow

Rovi has announced the availability of a range of Toshiba DTVs that use Rovi’s cutting-edge DivX Plus Streaming technology.  In the UK, Toshiba DTVs are enabling Dixon’s Retail’s Knowhow Movies service, one of the a number around the globe now supporting Rovi’s advanced adaptive streaming format. “Today, consumers in the UK are able to experience […]