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.

CES 2020

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.

CES 2020

Tech Firms Launch First 3.0 Consumer Products

The introductions by LG Electronics, Samsung and Sony mirror the initial nationwide rollout of NextGen TV service, powered by the ATSC 3.0 broadcasting standard, planned for more than 60 markets across the U.S.

CES 2020

LG To Introduce Six 3.0 TVs This Year In U.S.

LG Electronics announced Monday that it will offer six premium OLED TV models supporting ATSC 3.0 in 2020, ranging in size from 55 to 88 inches. The announcement, made the day before the official opening of CES 2020, answers the question in the minds of many industry observers about whether 3.0 consumer receivers would actually make it to market in the United States, and offers one more indication for broadcasters that a voluntary transition to NextGen TV will actually be able to seen by viewers.

CES 2020

‘Filmmaker Mode’ On 2020 TVs Endorsed

Set makers including Samsung and LG will support the mode, developed to disable motion smoothing and display movies in the way the filmmakers intended.

‘Roku TV Ready’ Aims To Simplify Home Theater Set-Up

CES 2020

8 Things We Expect To See At CES

The annual consumer tech showcase will be awash in shiny gadgets, but it’s what those products tell us about the future that matters most.

CES 2020

How Watching TV Will Change In The 2020s

The CES tech show in Las Vegas aims to offer some answers, many of which boil down to more streaming and more efforts to glue you to your phone. The show’s keynote addresses, once dominated by computer and chip makers, will this year feature executives from TV networks NBC and CBS and upstart video services like mobile-focused Quibi and free streamer Tubi. Topic one will be the streaming wars.

TVN FOCUS ON CES 2020

TVN Tech | At CES, NextGen TV’s Coming Out Party

Next week’s CES in Las Vegas will once again take over the Strip with a sprawling, frenetic glimpse into tomorrow’s consumer technology. This time, NextGen TV will make its show floor debut, and hopes are high consumers will notice.

Vizio Launches Smart TV Advertising Business

TV manufacturer Vizio has debuted Vizio Ads, a new business unit that will let brands, agencies and advertisers purchase TV ad inventory across the Vizio SmartCast platform. Ad inventory will be available within the launch and discovery environment, partner OTT apps and throughout Vizio’s WatchFree service.

Nokia’s First Branded Smart TV Just Debuted

Vietnam’s Vingroup In Deal With Google To Develop Smart TVs

Netflix Will Stop Working On Older Samsung Smart TVs Next Month

NextGen TV Moniker Resonates With Consumers

A Magid survey finds that the 3.0 standard’s new capabilities are seen as both an innovative service and a key feature for future consumer considering upgrading their TV receivers.

The Secret Behind 8K Upscaling

Samsung’s 2020 business strategy for TV sales is simple: 8K or bust. With its QLED 4K TV sales being undercut by budget 4K TVs, Samsung plans to shift the market again, to a format that has (so far) very few competitors, but also very little native content.

Quibi’s Jeffrey Katzenberg, Meg Whitman To Deliver CES 2020 Keynote

LG Expects To Produce 10M OLED Panels Annually By 2022 With New Plant

HDR Is Coming To A TV Near You

If you’re shopping for a new TV, a new acronym should be on your radar: HDR, or High Dynamic Range. Soon it’ll be everywhere, but here’s why it’s worth a look now.

Roku Accounted For 30% Of All 1Q Connected TV Device Sales In U.S.

Amazon Launches Its First Inexpensive Fire TV Televisions With Dolby Vision Support

Samsung Thinks Millennials Want Vertical TVs

Consumer Study Finds Appeal For 3.0 Features

A new Magid survey reports consumers find the most value in the combination of features, with the pairing of 4K enhanced video with high dynamic range and immersive 3D audio having the broadest appeal.