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OTT TeVolution launches tablet app

French OTT TV service TeVolution has launched its first tablet app. Created by French start-up Leankr, the new app is available for Android and iOS devices and will soon be extended to smartphones.

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Hisense and TCL launch Roku TV models

Electronics manufacturers Hisense and TCL have each launched TVs with web-streaming set-top box maker Roku’s operating system built in.

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New Set-Top Boxes Just Don't Care What's On TV

New Set-Top Boxes Just Don't Care What's On TV - 07/03/2014
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An interesting essay from The Diffusion Group’s Joel Espelien the other day makes the assertion--I don’t know how bold—that the emergence of Google’s new Android TV set-top “marks the end of the ‘hobby’ stage of TV-as-an-app, and the beginning of mass-market consumer deployment.”

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Divan.TV set for Chromecast

The Ukrainian OTT platform Divan.TV will next month become the first Russian language service available in Google’s Chromecast. According to Andrey Kolodyuk, founder of Divan.TV and managing partne...
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TalkEasy launches OTT package in Germany

TalkEasy launches OTT package in Germany | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Swiss telecommunications company TalkEasy has launched an OTT subscription TV package for broadband households in Germany, which they can access on their TV set using any internet service provider ...
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Your Brother, the Nerd: Live TV On Your Roku? Simple.

Your Brother, the Nerd: Live TV On Your Roku? Simple. | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it

One of my Cord Cutting goals has always been to make our TV viewing experience streamlined and simple. As a nerd, I personally have no problem with fumbling through this and that just to get something to work. But that gets annoying after a while. Aside from that, my wife (the most non-nerd person I know) just wants things to simply work. And honestly, I can't blame her.

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Smart TV Alliance Common Developer Portal goes live

Smart TV Alliance Common Developer Portal goes live | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Smart TV application developers can now use a single, integrated process to publish their applications to compliant Smart TV Alliance members’ smart TVs. Smart TV Alliance was launched in 2012 to u...
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French TV/video market set to grow

French TV/video market set to grow | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Overall TV and video entertainment spend in France is expected to reach €7.9 billion by 2018, growing by an average of 1% a year, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting. This...
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LG Opens Up 'Second Screen' TV Ecosystem With Open-Source SDK

LG Opens Up 'Second Screen' TV Ecosystem With Open-Source SDK | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
LG Electronics is making Connect SDK, an open source software development kit, available to Google Android™ and iOS® developers to extend their mobile experience across tens of millions of big TV s
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Ericsson buys TV anywhere firm Azuki Systems

Ericsson has agreed to buy TV anywhere platform provider Azuki Systems, in a deal designed to boost Ericsson’s TV and media portfolio.

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Pay TV plus online SVOD is about to become commonplace

Pay TV plus online SVOD is about to become commonplace | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it

We reported previously on the growing evidence that online SVOD services are not eroding Pay TV subscriptions and may in fact be complementary to Pay TV in many homes. Now Deloitte, the consulting firm, has predicted that between 1 million and 1.5 million homes in the UK will subscribe to at least two Pay TV services by the middle of 2014.

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La tendance se confirme : comme en 84 pour Canal+ et malgré une offre aujourd'hui plus qu'abondante, les consommateurs sont prêts à mettre la main au portefeuille pour leurs programmes TV. Les modèles à quelques euros seront les plus convaincants.

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Nearly 50% of US broadband homes use OTT video

Nearly 50% of US broadband homes use OTT video | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Subscribers of OTT services spend more per month renting and buying video downloads than the average household, which contributes to the success of Amazon’s business model of integrating transactio...
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Stream Engines: How To Choose Between The Apple TV, Roku 2 And Chromecast

Stream Engines: How To Choose Between The Apple TV, Roku 2 And Chromecast | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Buying a Chromecast, Roku 2 or Apple TV? Don't add to that shopping cart without checking out this breakdown of current features.
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Japan commits to Ultra-HD

Japan is about to announce a major commitment towards 4K broadcasting. It already has a 4K ‘best of 4K’ channel on air (which went live on June 2nd) under the auspices of Japan’s ‘NexTV-Forum’ and representing all of Japan’s broadcasters both public and private.

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Blinkbox to launch app for Google's Chromecast

Blinkbox to launch app for Google's Chromecast | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Tesco-owned streaming TV and movie service Blinkbox is to launch an app for new Google gadget Chromecast…
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ARD to speed up DVB-T2 transition

ARD to speed up DVB-T2 transition | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
German public broadcaster ARD wants to accelerate the transition to the new digital terrestrial television (DTT) standard DVB-T2. The reason: The German government wants to allocate the frequencies...
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WD Intros WD TV, its First Set-Top Box with Miracast Support

WD Intros WD TV, its First Set-Top Box with Miracast Support | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
This $99 device isn't competing on price, but could be a strong contender for people with large locally stored video libraries.
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Chromecast usage drops in the U.S. as streaming media settles in

Chromecast usage drops in the U.S. as streaming media settles in | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Last July, Google's Chromecast made a big splash. Now, new data indicates that usage is dropping as the novelty wears off even as streaming media devices in general have taken hold in the United St...
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Web TV soon to beat terrestrial reception in the US

Web TV soon to beat terrestrial reception in the US | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
The percentage of US households with a television that relies exclusively on an antenna for television programming reception (6%) is about to be eclipsed for the first time ever by the percentage o...
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Online Video Rises On Connected TV

Online Video Rises On Connected TV | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it

Connected TVs have seen rapidly growing digital video usage, while laptops and PCs have seen a significant decline.

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Sky reportedly planning overhaul with cloud recording and multi-device access

Sky reportedly planning overhaul with cloud recording and multi-device access | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Broadcaster is planning to revamp its set top box technology in order to combat the threat from IPTV providers
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France: more catch-up content but viewing flatlines

The number of hours of catch-up viewing content available from French TV channels increased to 15,300 in December, up 21.4% year-on-year, but the number of catch-up videos views declined slightly, according to figures compiled by the country’s Centre Nationale du Cinéma et L’Image Animée (CNC).

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Canal+ finds VOD tech partner

Canal+ finds VOD tech partner | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Canal+ Group has opted for Quadrille’s push VOD technology for integration in its STBs to provide on demand services to subscribers. The technology, known as QUADRIFAST, allows operators to offer –...
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Hisense Pulse Pro Shows off Improved Android TV Experience

Hisense Pulse Pro Shows off Improved Android TV Experience | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
You may or may not recall Google TV. That was Google s first attempt at an operating system aimed at the TV. The biggest product to use that Google TV was was the Logitech Revue, which failed miserably and was retired.
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First HDMI stick form factor IPTV STB with HbbTV launched

First HDMI stick form factor IPTV STB with HbbTV launched | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Novabase Digital TV Technologies has selected Sigma Designs’ SoC and HTTV‘s Open-middleware for first HDMI Stick form factor IPTV STB with HbbTV capabilities. Sigma Designs, a provider of System-on...
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