Hisense, Verance Intro ATSC 3.0 Watermark Detection

Hisense, a global provider to the consumer electronics and home appliance industries, and Verance announced today that Hisense is introducing the first mass market ATSC watermark detection for NextGen TVs across […]


Vizio Reports Lower Earnings Despite Platform Plus Growth

Leica’s First Cinema TV To Hit U.S. Retail Stores In Sept.


Roku Beats Wall Street With Narrower 2Q Loss Than Expected

Roku beat Wall Street expectations for the second quarter of 2023 after reporting a smaller than expected net loss of $107.6 million, or 76 cents per share. Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research were expecting a loss of $1.28 per share.

Launch Of First TiVo-Based TVs Delayed To Second Half Of 2023

Smart TVs Pass The 200 Million Milestone

Smart TVs in the U.S. have reached a milestone with a new study from  Hub Entertainment Research showing that American homes now own an estimated 204 million smart TV sets, breaking the 200 million mark for the first time. The fifth annual wave of Hub Entertainment Research’s “Connected Home” study found that 77% of TV households say they own a smart TV, up from 66% three years ago. Well over a majority of all TV sets — six in 10 (61%) — are now reported to be smart sets, up from 45% in 2020.

Vizio Makes Vidgo Available On SmartCast Streaming Platform

Amazon Fire TV Device Sales Top 200 Million

Amazon may be laying off thousands of employees, but it’s still selling a ton of stuff — including streaming devices and connected TVs. The company said sales of Fire TV streaming devices and smart TVs have now surpassed 200 million units to date. Amazon, which doles out such stats selectively, previously announced a milestone of 150 million Fire TV devices sold in January 2022.

Scripps Paid $14M For Tablo TV Maker Nuvyyo 13 Months Ago

A little over a year ago, one of the country’s biggest broadcasters made an unexpected transaction: E.W. Scripps, which operates dozens of ABC, NBC and Fox stations as well as a handful of nationwide broadcast networks, quietly bought Nuvyyo, a Canadian startup best known for its Tablo DVR devices for cord-cutters. The acquisition, which hasn’t been previously reported, is part of Scripps’ multibillion-dollar bet on acquiring stations, networks and spectrum for an ATSC 3.0-powered antenna TV future.

Roku Rolls Out Branded TVs To Best Buy Stores, Debuts OS 12

Vizio Executive Shrugs Off Competition From Roku TVs

A Vizio executive says the company is not overly concerned with competition from Roku after the streaming platform announced its intention to design and make its own smart TVs. Speaking at the 25th annual Needham Growth Conference on Tuesday, Vizio Chief Revenue and Strategic Growth Officer Mike O’Donnell said his electronics company has been in the television space for more than two decades, and competition from other companies “is nothing new for us.”

Fox Business Anchor Liz Claman Stoked To Cover Another CES

Fox News Media will be an official media partner at the upcoming giant tech conference.

New Pearl TV Program Lets Consumers Upgrade TV Sets To Receive NextGen TV

Consumers will gain expanded access to affordable accessory devices that will bring NextGen TV service to sets not equipped with ATSC 3.0 tuners.

Samsung Gets Other Set Makers To Use Tizen Operating System

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 […]

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 […]

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


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 […]

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


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.