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Games consoles and OTT devices increase share of online TV viewing

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Games consoles and OTT devices now hold a 10% market share for online TV content viewed, up 194% year-on-year at the expense of PC-based viewing, according to Adobe.

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EE Enters into TV Wars with First Set-top Box and Catch-up Service

EE Enters into TV Wars with First Set-top Box and Catch-up Service | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
UK mobile network operator EE has today launched its own set-top box in a bid to grab a slice of the UK’s on-demand TV market. Announced today, the EE TV... Keep reading →
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Comcast: “No way the STB is going away”

Comcast: “No way the STB is going away” | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Mark Hess of Comcast argued at IBC how Reference Design Kit (RDK) is a good example of how set-top boxes are changing to keep touch with CE devices, but why aren’t more operators buying into the vision?
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Smart TV penetration grows, does usage follow?

Smart TV penetration grows, does usage follow? | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Smart TV penetration will climb to 36% of the billion connected TVs forecast by Digital TV Research (DTR) fin 2020. But will they be used?
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Dongles a hot topic at IBC

Dongles a hot topic at IBC | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
One hot topic at IBC this year? Dongles. At the IBC Content Everywhere Hub a panel of industry experts, including Jonathan Wilner, VP of product at Ooyala, discussed what the current dongle landscape
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Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Launches Post-Play for Chromecast

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Launches Post-Play for Chromecast | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it

Post-Play feature is now available for Google Chromecast devices, the company announced this on its blog, yesterday . The company had announced this feature in June, but it is only now that it has been released. Post-play basically plays the next episode in a TV series automatically after a countdown and suggests similar titles at the end of a movie.

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AirTies, Norigin Media partner on integrated OTT apps with casting STB

AirTies, Norigin Media partner on integrated OTT apps with casting STB | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
AirTies Wireless Networks is partnering with Norigin Media on a multi-media casting set-top box that will cast TV and video streams from mobile devices onto larger screens at home.The STB will be on d
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Magine TV Germany turns to subscription model

Magine TV Germany turns to subscription model | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Internet TV platform Magine TV will follow the example of its competitor Zattoo in Germany and no longer offer the commercial free-to-air TV channels free of charge, but as part of a fee-based subs...
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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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HBO, ESPN and CBS: Why the Sudden Influx of Online Subscription Services?

HBO, ESPN and CBS: Why the Sudden Influx of Online Subscription Services? | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
First, ESPN announced plans to start an online subscription service. Then HBO and CBS made the same move.
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There are now half a billion streaming devices in households around the world

There are now half a billion streaming devices in households around the world | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Game consoles are still leading the charge, but Chromecast grew faster than any other player this year.
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As Roku grows, it’s moving towards pay-to-play for successful channels

As Roku grows, it’s moving towards pay-to-play for successful channels | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Getting your app onto Roku’s platform is free. But once you start to make real money, the company will ask you to sign a new deal — to the surprise of some publishers.
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Cloudio TV launches on Philips and LG TVs

Cloudio TV launches on Philips and LG TVs | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Cloudio TV has entered into a contract with TPVision to develop and deliver an application for the Philips Smart TV Platform. “There is a worldwide trend in cross boarder TV channel distribution an...
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AirTies and SoftAtHome partner for HEVC set-top box

Set-top box maker AirTies has partnered with software company SoftAtHome to launch a compact, low-priced HEVC set-top box.

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Roku wants to be your cable company's next set-top box

Roku wants to be your cable company's next set-top box | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Roku launched a new white-label program dubbed Roku Powered Monday that makes the company’s streaming devices available to pay TV operators. Roku powered-devices feature the brand of the operator, and also give the operator the power to exclude certain apps. The program follows a partnership with British TV operator Sky, which has been selling customized…
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Four in five smart TVs now connected

Four in five smart TVs now connected | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it

One in five people now have a smart TV as their main TV set, with 80% of those TVs now also connected to the internet, according to new UK research by GfK.

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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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