Global Smart TV Market Should Return To Growth In 2022, Kagan says

CES 2023 Will Focus On How Innovation Is Addressing Global Challenges

The Consumer Technology Association today announced that CES 2023, will partner with the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) to showcase the critical role of technology in support of the United Nations efforts to advance human security for all. CES 2023 will shine a spotlight on how technology helps people tackle the world’s most pressing problems. Human Security for […]

Walmart Launches Roku-Powered ‘onn.’ Brand Smart TVs In Canada

Verance ATSC 3.0 Watermark Detection, Implemented First On LG NextGen TVs, Poised To Expand Interactive Services

Verance said today that LG Electronics is the first television manufacturer to implement ATSC 3.0 watermark detection on NextGen TVs — expected to enable reception of new interactive experiences via cable, satellite or antenna reception. This spring, dozens of 2022 and 2021 LG NextGen TV models will receive a firmware update for the Verance Aspect […]

TCL Poised To Overtake LG As World’s No. 2 Smart TV Supplier

QUARTERLY REPORT

Vizio Reports $10.1 Million Net Loss In Fourth Quarter

Is It Time to Get A TV Antenna?

How you can benefit from the return of old-school antennas and free over-the-air TV.

Roku Mulls Building Its Own Smart TVs

Advanced HDR By Technicolor & ATSC 3.0 Collaborating With Hisense On TV Deployments

During this month’s CES conference, Hisense announced it is collaborating with ATSC 3.0 and Advanced HDR by Technicolor for integration into upcoming ULED TVs. The announcement demonstrates how the broadcast and consumer device ecosystems are moving forward in a coordinated fashion to meet consumer demand for high-quality over-the-air (OTA) and over-the-top (OTT) viewing experiences, including […]

CES Attendance Falls More Than 75% Due To COVID

The Consumer Technology Association said on the show’s closing day that more than 40,000 people attended the multi-day event on the Las Vegas Strip. That’s less than a quarter of the more than 170,000 the CTA said were there for its 2020 convention.

CES Will Close A Day Early Amid COVID Concerns

CES 2022 just became one day shorter. The Consumer Technology Association announced Friday that CES will now close on Jan. 7 as a safety measure amid concerns about spiking COVID-19 infection rates. While the CTA is touting that 2,200 exhibitors are still confirmed to attend in person, major exhibitors like Microsoft, Google, AMD and Intel have either canceled or modified their in-person CES plans.

Roku Gets Jump In The 8K Smart TV Market

Hisense debuted its first Roku-powered 8K smart TV on the shelves (virtual and otherwise) of Best Buy and Amazon earlier this month. And already, we’re seeing a trend re-emerge that defined the 4K smart TV era — smart TV’s made by Chinese manufacturers, enabled with the Roku OS, undercutting more expensive Korean rivals.

Samsung Replaces CEOs, Merges Units In Shake-Up

In a surprise move, Samsung Electronics replaced the heads of its three major business units and merged the company’s mobile and consumer electronics businesses into a single unit.

CES To Hold In-Person Policy Summit In January

Why The Cable Company Is Selling TVs

It all comes down to having power over what Americans watch and how.

CES Moves Forward With Live Las Vegas Event In January, Opens Registration

The announcement comes after Delta-leery sponsors pulled out of NAB’s live Vegas trade show next month, and SCTE walked October’s Cable-Tec Expo back to virtual.

86% Of Consumers Own Internet-Connected TV

As high-speed internet has become a necessity in consumer’s homes, so has the demand for internet-connected TVs. The number of households with CTVs has seen a consistent rise over the last few years, but it’s flattening out as market saturation occurs. In 2Q 2021, 86% of broadband households in the U.S. have a CTV according to data from TDG, compared to just 50% in 2013. However, this year’s statistic is only up 1% since 2020, the smallest growth so far. That’s because the market is reaching a plateau since most people have already adopted CTVs and Smart TVs for streaming.

Amazon Unveils Branded TVs In U.S., Starting At $370

Amazon Reportedly Set To Festoon Its Brand Onto Smart TVs

QUARTERLY REPORT

Vizio Posts Loss Despite Gains In Platform Revenue

60% Likely To Buy 3.0-Ready TV Within A Year

Broadcaster spots from the Pearl TV consortium promoting the ATSC 3.0 advanced broadcast TV transmission standard have drawn consumer interest, according to a Magid survey, including over better sound, which has become a major differentiator. The study found that a majority of respondents (60%) said they were “likely“ to purchase a TV set with NextGen TV technology within the next year after seeing the Pearl TV spots promoting NextGen TV.

The Chip Shortage Is Driving Up Tech Prices — Starting With TVs

Amazon And Best Buy Refresh Lineup Of Toshiba-Branded, Fire TV-Powered Smart TVs

$200 NextGen TV Tuner Now Available On Amazon

CTA Returning To Las Vegas For CES 2022

The electronics show will convene the tech industry both in-person and digitally on Jan. 5-8, 2022, with 1.000 companies on tap to exhibit.

Global Chip Shortage Hits Video Biz

Set-top maker Amino says it’s seeing wait times for semiconductor orders expand by as much as six months.

Holiday Tech Spending Could Reach $135B

Consumer tech spending on hardware and related services during the holiday season (October-December) is projected to reach $135 billion in revenue in the U.S. — a 10% increase from last year — according to a new study released today by the Consumer Technology Association. Smartphones topped the list of expected tech purchases, followed by laptops, video game consoles (Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are coming this season), TVs and wearable devices.

Samsung Maintains U.S. Market Share Lead In Smart TV At 32%

CTA Shifts Dates For Virtual CES 2021

Next year’s CES, the world’s biggest consumer-technology trade show, has been pushed back a few days in January 2021, the Consumer Technology Association announced. CTA also announced Verizon chairman/CEO Hans Vestberg as the kickoff keynoter for the online-only event. Originally, CES 2021 was scheduled to run Jan. 6-9, 2021, in the trade show and conference’s first-ever virtual format, after the CTA canceled the in-person in Las Vegas because of the COVID pandemic. The new dates for CES 2021 will be Monday, Jan. 11, to Thursday, Jan. 14.

Samsung OLED TVs With Quantum Dots Could Be Coming Soon

Nation’s First 24/7 Sports Gambling Channel Launches On Samsung TVs

Peacock To Launch Nationally On Vizio Smartcast And LG Smart TVs On July 15

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, today announced it will be available on Vizio SmartCast TVs and LG Smart TVs when it launches on July 15. At that time, Peacock will offer a free tier featuring more than 7,500 hours of movies, shows, and timely live and on-demand programming across news, sports, reality and late night. […]

Android TV Takes Major Step In US Market With Integration Into TCL Smart TVs

CES 2021 Plans For In-Person Conference

John R. Burbank Joins Vizio Board Of Directors

Vizio, Inc., the U.S. TV brand and sound bar company, today appointed John R. Burbank as the newest independent member of the company’s board of directors. He brings years of experience in media, analytics, marketing and telecommunications that will help guide the company, and advise its management team to best leverage its TV and audio […]

Silicon Dust Kickstarter For HDHomeRun 4K ATSC 3.0 Receiver Tops $325K, 1,500 Backers

Samsung Offers Free Fitness Apps In Its Smart TVs

Vizio Is Adding Disney+ To Its Smart TV Platform

TVN Tech | NexGen TV Turns Heads (And Sets) At CES

The annual consumer electronics bazaar offered an important stage for fledgling NextGen TV this week, while also allowing varied glimpses at 5G, anticipatory technology and acres of beautiful new screens including the Samsung Sero that shifts from a horizontal to vertical perspective.

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ATSC: 20 NextGen Receivers Coming This Year

The 10-year slog taking a new generation of digital television broadcasting from a mere concept to a complete system capable of delivering IP-based video and other services to receivers in the U.S. homes is ending as 20 NextGen TV receivers are debuting this week at CES — effectively closing the loop in the ATSC 3.0 ecosystem that long concerned broadcasters and fueled naysayers.