Fruity cargo cult Apple is convinced it can make a bob or two out of the television market, despite failing dismally in the past.
Boldly going where Intel and Microsoft have failed, Apple has been hinting that it would get into the telly business for a while now. more»
LG will partner with Chinese and Japanese firms in a bid to make organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display televisions more acceptable to the great unwashed.
LG has not said who it is teaming up with or what its OLED partnership would mean for those signing up to it. more»
A technology that makes use of gaps in radio and TV frequencies has been approved by regulator Ofcom.
Academics from Strathclude University tested the technique by producing a prototype system in Glasgow which Ofcom has approved.
Ofcom believes that the technique will allow internet access for ships and boats, machine to machine networks and other wide ranging applications. more»
Samsung thinks that more people will be interested in buying its OLED TVs which spy on you and tell advertisers your doings.
The outfit has announced that it plans to write a cheque for $3.6 billion into making organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels. more»
The age of TV is not over, it’s just taken a different shape.
IDC estimates that mobile data traffic will show double digit growth in 2015 – by 59 percent.
The company said in a report that while faster networks and more affordable 4G handsets are playing their part, the real reason for data growth on this scale is mobile video apps and other streamed content. more»
Samsung has confirmed that it is moving all its new smart television products launched in 2015 to its operating system which is named after a particularly loud sneeze.
Tizen will give smart tellies additional software and connectivity functions, such as video streaming and web browsing capabilities. more»
Hon Hai Precision Industry has tied up with flat panel maker Innolux and is investing $2.8 billion in a panel producing plant in Taiwan.
Hon Hai is desperately trying to find new revenue streams which do not depend on the fruity themed cargo cult, Apple. more»
Samsung and LG have decided that the world is not ready for OLED and the next generation of TVs will run on quantum dot technology.
The problem is that they can’t come up with a way of making OLED affordable for the mass market. more»
Microsoft thinks that there is room for another TV casting dongle and is apparently thinking about releasing a rival to Chromecast.
Redmond has not mentioned the dongle so far but it did pop up in an FCC filing.
The filing lacks much info to identify the device, but it carries the model number HD-10. more»
Ofcom research has revealed that the huge take-up of smartphones and tablets is transforming the traditional living room into a digital media hub. Ofcom’s Communications Market Report 2013 found that people are still coming together to watch TV in the living room, but the telly is no longer the centre of attention. more»
The worldwide TV market is showing signs that it will return to growth this year after a 2012 shipment shortfall.
FutureSource consulting forecasts that the TV market will grow six percent this year, and continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate of four percent through to 2017 – when it is expected annual shipments will be above 270 million units, with emerging markets accounting for 67 percent of those. more»
The UK advertising market is getting a shot in the arm from online operations and it is expected to grow by £3 billion by 2017, reaching £17 billion. According to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) the UK entertainment and media market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of four percent between 2013 and 2017, reaching £65.5 billion, up from £54 in 2012. more»
Panasonic has announced that 5,000 of its staff will be axed over the next three years.
The Japanese company has said those in its automotive and industrial units will fall on Panasonic’s sword as the company scales back its operations and tries to recoup huge annual losses of $7.5 billion, announced in March. more»
The first Ultra HD devices are hitting the market and analysts now estimate 2.6 million Ultra HD TV panels could be shipped by the end of the year.
Since Ultra HD, or 4Kx2K is a relatively new standard, shipments last year were negligible, just 63,000 units. more»
Tesco is apparently gearing up to introduce a new free TV streaming service called Clubcard TV. The beta trial is only available to Tesco staff for the time being, but when it officially launches it will be available to card-carrying Clubcard members and Tesco says it will be “free forever”. more»