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Watch Unlimited Internet TV With VPN For @Boxee Box

Watch Unlimited Internet TV With VPN For @Boxee Box | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it

The Boxee Box is a pretty cool gadget and very useful in watching many shows online. Simply plug the device to a flat screen TV, connect it to the Internet through wire or wireless technology, and watch your favorite shows.

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Comcast Offers Its Alternative to Cable TV, Using the Web

Comcast Offers Its Alternative to Cable TV, Using the Web | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
The $15-a-month service, which will provide access to live and on-demand programming, reflects a mainstream cable company’s effort to stay relevant as streaming grows in popularity.
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Canal+ partners with Technicolor for hybrid Cube S set-top box

Canal+ is partnering with set-top box maker Technicolor on Cube S, a new hybrid terrestrial TV and internet set-top box that is available immediately across France.

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Apple TV & Other Set-Top Boxes Doing Better Than Expected

Apple TV & Other Set-Top Boxes Doing Better Than Expected | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
The Apple TV and similar set-top boxes like the Roku and Chromecast are doing much better than had been expected in the past. The reason has to do with the content strategies used. IHS, which tracks shipments, explains.
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Retail OTT set-top boxes set to overtake telco IPTV STB shipments

Retail OTT set-top boxes set to overtake telco IPTV STB shipments | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Global shipments of over-the-top (OTT) set-top boxes (STBs) sold at retail -- including Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku boxes -- will overtake shipments of IPTV STBs used for pay TV services in 2015, according to IHS (NYSE: IHS).
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Is Android TV a viable platform for pay TV operators?

Is Android TV a viable platform for pay TV operators? | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Google wants operators to use Android TV in their set-top boxes. A packed crowd at TV Connect listened to the story but didn't seem to be convinced.
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How Swisscom built a secure Android-based TV service

How Swisscom built a secure Android-based TV service | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
The Swiss IPTV provider has been providing more details about the technologies that underpin its innovative Swisscom TV 2.0 service. These include hybrid STB memory and ultra-fast caching for nDVR, the use of Android and an STB that is really a specially customized tablet. 
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Introducing Freeview Play, a new connected TV platform from the UK's top broadcasters

Introducing Freeview Play, a new connected TV platform from the UK's top broadcasters | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it

Satellite TV service Sky and cable giant Virgin Media lead the way in offering pay-TV services to UK consumers, but the nation's most-watched TV service is still Freeview. The digital terrestrial service is completely free, and offers 60 TV channels, with 12 HD channels, and 25 radio stations - and it's now expanding its offering beyond live broadcasts to on-demand viewing.

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Study: Traditional TV bond is strong – but OTT is fraying that connection

Study: Traditional TV bond is strong – but OTT is fraying that connection | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it

Multiplatform viewers, consumers who watch at least an hour of TV content daily and spend more than 20% of their viewing time streaming, make up nearly one-third (31%) of all U.S. TV households a new study says, and although they love their SVOD services, they still have a strong – although somewhat tentative – affinity for broadcast TV.

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The Next Internet Is TV

The Next Internet Is TV | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
I was talking to someone who works on one of those half-dozen or so apps that we tend to associate with teenagers: the ones that were built around some novel concept that distracted us for a few years while they ...
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MyPortugueseTV comes to UK

MyPortugueseTV comes to UK | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it

Enjoy the best of Portuguese television ! Entertainment, news, shows, sports... MyPortugueseTV has the ideal formula for relaxing with friends and family!

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Cord Cutters: A first look at Sling TV

Cord Cutters: A first look at Sling TV | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it

Dish is starting to invite some first users to its new Sling TV online streaming service this week. Here’s how the service looks like on a Roku 3.

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TV Everywhere is a No Brainer - a Must Have for Customers: Orange & VO Interview

TV Everywhere is a No Brainer - a Must Have for Customers: Orange & VO Interview | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it

A special interview with François Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO at Viaccess-Orca, and Philippe Rozes VP, Multi-Screen Services at Orange.

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Welcome to the beginning of the end for pay TV bundles

Welcome to the beginning of the end for pay TV bundles | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
It's the end of the world as we know it, and pay TV companies do not feel fine. In fact, they are hurting quite badly, and things are only going to get worse. Perhaps it's karmic retribution for ye...
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Only half of young people's viewing is traditional scheduled TV

Only half of young people's viewing is traditional scheduled TV | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Ofcom finds younger people are turning to BBC iPlayer, YouTube and Netflix, and using Facebook, Google and Twitter for news
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Connected TVs to drive OTT surge

Connected TVs to drive OTT surge | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Subscriber numbers for OTT TV services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime are likely to increase globally from 92.1 million in 2014 to 332.2 million by 2019, according to the new data produced by Jun...
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Why Popcorn Time Should Act as a Wake Up Call for the TV Industry

Why Popcorn Time Should Act as a Wake Up Call for the TV Industry | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it

The popularity of the illegal app represents a shifting global consumer demand for content which has to be addressed.

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Introducing Sharp Roku TV; Insignia Roku TV Models available this month

Today we’re pleased to announce the expansion of our Roku TV program with the addition of Sharp as a Roku TV partner. Sharp delivers excellent picture quality and is known for producing great TVs. The Sharp Roku TV models represent a new generation of smart TVs that are built using the Roku TV reference design and feature the Roku operating system (Roku OS). Roku TV offers one of the most simple, comprehensive smart TV experiences on the market and the new Sharp Roku TVs provide this experience
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iFeelSmart and iWedia to Integrate their UI/UX and STB Software to Deliver a Bundle Solution for Android TV STB

iFeelSmart and iWedia to Integrate their UI/UX and STB Software to Deliver a Bundle Solution for Android TV STB
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Cast dongle can unlock true hybrid TV

The HDMI cast dongle was legitimised when Google launched Chromecast mid-2013 and since then has gained force as a disruptive product potentially threatening pay TV operators, set top box makers and especially the smart TV. But it actually has a constructive role as a unifying device for the digital home, bringing together traditional pay TV, OTT and User Generated Content (UGC).

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Smart TVs Are Stupid: Why You Don’t Really Want a Smart TV

Wouldn’t it be great to have a smart TV? Well, not really. Smart TVs have a lot of problems. If you do have a smart TV, you’d be better off combining it with a cheap set-top box rather than actually using its smart features.
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Matchstick streaming stick delays shipping to get Netflix and faster chips

Matchstick streaming stick delays shipping to get Netflix and faster chips | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Matchstick’s Kickstarter backers will have to wait a bit longer to get the Firefox OS-based streaming stick: Matchstick is delaying shipments until August, the company announced Friday. Matchstick wants to use that time to put digital rights management (DRM) in place — a key requirement to get premium video apps like Netflix — and also…
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Apple Is Talking to TV Programmers About Its Own Web TV Service

Apple Is Talking to TV Programmers About Its Own Web TV Service | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it

Apple has spent years circling the TV business, without ever really getting into the TV business. Now it may be ready to try again.

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Smartron S805 Android TV box: Unboxing and first impressions

Smartron S805 Android TV box: Unboxing and first impressions | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
The Smartron S805 is a mid-tier Android TV box that is reasonably priced and has a number of pretty interesting features. Check out the unboxing and our first impressions while you wait on the review!
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Viewing TV as a family is still in vogue – thanks to catch-up services

Viewing TV as a family is still in vogue – thanks to catch-up services | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
A survey reveals that British families continue to congregate around a TV set but via catch-up options, which has significant implications for broadcasters, says David Elms
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