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WISE TIVI offers three Android-powered Smart TV options

WISE TIVI offers three Android-powered Smart TV options | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it

So you want to put a Smart TV in your living room but don’t feel like spending hundreds or thousands of dollars. What to do? Maybe you start with WISE TIVI and one of their three affordable Android-powered options.With prices that start at $59.99 we’re willing to enhance our current set with a little bit of Jelly Bean.

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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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Intel showcases Compute Stick HDMI dongle

Intel showcases Compute Stick HDMI dongle | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it

Intel has unveiled is own HDMI dongle, the Compute Stick, at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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First look: This is Panasonic’s Firefox OS-powered TV

First look: This is Panasonic’s Firefox OS-powered TV | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it

Panasonic is getting ready to ship a smart TV based on Firefox OS this spring, and the company is previewing the device at CES in Las Vegas, with an emphasis on preview: At the Panasonic booth, I only got to see a TV set running a Flash demo of the TV’s user interface, and a spokesperson told me that the final version isn’t ready yet.

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OTT on pay TV: a major theme for 2015

OTT on pay TV: a major theme for 2015 | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
What can operators do about eyeballs migrating to OTT video? Put OTT on pay TV. Two new announcements illustrate that this will be a major trend for 2015.
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US homes own 1.9 connected TV devices as streaming demand pushes growth

US homes own 1.9 connected TV devices as streaming demand pushes growth | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it

American’s now own nearly two connected TV devices per household, as the desire to watch streaming video continues to gain traction with mainstream consumers and drive sales.

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Canal+ group deploys Frog by Wyplay

Canal+ group deploys Frog by Wyplay | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
Canal+ Group has updated all its digital terrestrial Le Cube STBs with the Frog by Wyplay software, customised by the Canal+ team, turning the boxes into hybrid set-tops with OTT access. All Canal+...
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Emerging markets drive satellite pay-TV growth

According to findings from consulting and analyst firm Euroconsult, the global satellite pay-TV industry has observed strong growth in the past five years despite an increasingly competitive TV landscape where IPTV, DTT and connected entertainment services have rapidly expanded their reach.

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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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Web browsing and other smart TV services in decline, says uWand

Watching catch-up TV from smart televisions is on the rise, but other services like gaming, internet browsing and watching video clips are “gradually decreasing in popularity,” according to a new study.

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Smart TV Alliance serves 58 million TV sets

Smart TV Alliance serves 58 million TV sets | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
The Smart TV Alliance development platform is now compatible with one-third of the global smart TV market.
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Dailymotion launches app for Sony PS4

French YouTube rival Dailymotion is now available on Sony PlayStation 4 games consoles via a new app.

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Sky Deutschland to open PVR for streaming

Sky Deutschland to open PVR for streaming | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it

German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will offer subscribers with PVR Sky+ a larger movie and TV series selection on on-demand service Sky Anytime from December 11, 2014.

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Twitter Users Love TV So Much They'll Pay to Watch

Twitter Users Love TV So Much They'll Pay to Watch | ConnectedTV | Scoop.it
A survey that's music to TV's ears: Twitter users are more likely to watch TV, and to pay for it.
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Wuaki taps Civolution for UHD content watermarking

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Movie and TV streaming service Wuaki.tv is integrating Civolution’s content watermarking solution into its platform to help protect its Ultra HD content.

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