Stingray Launches Suite Of FAST Channels On VIDAA Smart TVs

Stingray, a music, media and technology company, today announced the launch of free ad-supported TV channels (FAST channels) Stingray Music, Stingray Naturescape, Qello Concerts, Stingray Karaoke, Stingray Classica, Stingray DJAZZ and […]

Frndly TV Expands With App On Samsung Smart Sets

DirecTV Stream Sets Distribution Deal With Telly, A Startup Giving Away 55-Inch Smart TVs

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.

Game Over: Consoles Now Account For Just 6% Of OTT Viewing

Eight years ago, more than a quarter of all streaming was done on an Xbox or PlayStation. Not surprisingly, the smart TV now rules streaming, with Aluma Insights reporting smart TV penetration into 64% of U.S. households, and 50% of consumers using the smart TV as their primary streaming device.

‘You Don’t Want To Fall For This’: BBB Warns Of Smart TV Scam

The Better Business Bureau is warning of a scam involving popular streaming devices, such as Roku and Amazon Fire TV sticks, and services like Netflix and YouTube TV. The BBB said it has received an influx of reports regarding scammers targeting victims through pop-ups on their smart TVs.



Vizio Makes Vidgo Available On SmartCast Streaming Platform

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

After Years Of Licensing Its Interface To Smart-TV Makers, Roku Will Make Sets Of Its Own

After entering the smart-TV sector years ago by licensing its interface and brand, Roku now plans to design and manufacture its own line of TV sets. The streaming company today said the Roku Select and Roku Plus Series TVs, with 11 models ranging from 24 to 75 inches, will be available this spring. Retail prices will range from $119 to $999.

Samsung Smart TV Users Can Enter Cinedigm’s Cineverse

Philo Launches First Native TV App On Samsung Smart TVs

LG Will Feature NFTs On Its Smart TVs

DistroTV Adds Vizio To Its FAST Distribution Lineup

Amagi Sets New Partnership With VIDAA

Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, today announced a Connected TV (CTV) content distribution agreement with VIDAA, the provider of a smart TV […]

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

Vizio Offers Smart TV User Accounts For Managing Streaming Subscriptions

Smart TV maker Vizio has gotten itself into the payment and subscription management business, introducing the Vizio Account. Vizio said the account will make it easier for smart TV users to subscribe to streaming services and take advantage of special offers. With the Vizio Account, viewers can sign in once and spend less time accessing and managing viewing options.

Comcast Eyes Vizio And Others For Smart TV Acquisition

Cable giant Comcast has been weighing the acquisition of a TV maker to bolster its nascent smart TV platform efforts. One of the companies approached by Comcast has been Vizio, according to three sources with knowledge of these conversations. Separately, Comcast has also eyed TV maker TP Vision, according to one source with knowledge of those talks.

Tremor International Makes $25M Investment In Hisense’s VIDAA

Ad tech company Tremor International is investing $25 million in VIDAA, the smart TV operating system subsidiary of Chinese set maker Hisense Co. Tremor International said its goal is to grow VIDAA, making it a bigger player in both the competitive TV OS category and the growing CTV marketplace.

Microsoft To Bring Xbox Games To Samsung’s 2022 Smart TVs

Cox Explores A Smart TV Strategy

Cox Communications is seeking a way to do more with smart TVs and streaming platforms to enable customers to access its pay TV services and other streaming apps without the need for a separate set-top box. “We’re exploring the [smart TV] space,” Mark Gathen, VP of content acquisition at Cox, said Wednesday during a panel at the StreamTV Show in Denver. “We haven’t partnered with anyone right now.”

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

For Fast-Aging Streaming Devices, 8GB Is Not Enough

From storage to processor speeds, most sticks, dongles, pucks and smart TVs in living rooms today are getting quickly left behind by the demands of the streaming wars.

Charter And Comcast To Launch New Streaming Platform In Joint Venture

Charter Communications and Comcast on Wednesday announced a 50/50 joint venture to develop a streaming platform on branded 4K streaming devices and smart TVs. Comcast will license Flex, the company’s aggregated streaming platform and hardware to the new joint venture, contribute the retail business for XClass TVs as well as Xumo, a streaming service acquired in 2020. Charter will make an initial contribution of $900 million, funded over multiple years.

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

Samsung TV Plus Launches ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Channel


Vizio Reports $10.1 Million Net Loss In Fourth Quarter

Roku Mulls Building Its Own Smart TVs

LG Ads Solutions Introduces Suite of Guaranteed Outcome-Based Media Offerings With 3rd-Party Validation

LG Ads Solutions, the exclusive provider of LG smart TV native ads and audience targeting data, has introduced a suite of guaranteed outcome-based media offerings, through which advertisers only pay […]

Sling TV Now Available On Vizio SmartCast

Vizio today announced that Sling TV, a leading streaming service delivering live news, sports entertainment and kids programming, is now available on Vizio SmartCast TVs. Millions of SmartCast users across America can […]


Inside Newsday’s Live Production Facility

The Long Island newspaper has remade itself as a multimedia news producer with a two-studio, multimillion-dollar production operation and a team of MMJs ramping up extensive video coverage. (Newsday photo)

Roku Looks To Expand Its Smart TV OS Lead In The U.S. Through Sharp Deal

How Smart TV & Connected TV Platforms Measure Up At The End Of 2021

Even though the world began to open up and people started going outside more in 2021, consumers are still streaming more than ever before. Time spent streaming grew globally 21% year-over-year in the third quarter, and up 2% in North America. Smart TVs, like Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Vizio, are continuing to see massive gains over external connected TV devices like a Chromecast or Apple TV. After nearly doubling their market share in 2020, smart TVs were responsible for nearly all the growth among big screens in the third quarter, up 64%.

Cinedigm Launches 9 Free Streaming Channels On LG TVs

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.

iSpot Grows Footprint With LG Data From 20 Million Smart TVs

Measurement and analytics company iSpot, one of the top challengers to Nielsen, said it signed a licensing deal with LG Ads Solutions that gives iSpot access to program and ad data from more than 20 million smart TVs.


As ACR Grows, Set-Tops Shrink And TV Measurement Gets Even Trickier

Alan Wolk: The number of set-top boxes is shrinking, while the number of smart TVs is growing at a similarly steady rate. This is likely to make measurement harder to calculate in the years to come.

What’s Next For Comcast’s Suddenly Busy Smart TV Business

In the span of one month, Comcast has gone from outlier in the streaming platform market to suddenly having a robust smart TV strategy on two continents.

Amazon Reportedly Set To Festoon Its Brand Onto Smart TVs

Locast Adds Support From Vizio Smart TVs