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

Samsung Offers Free Fitness Apps In Its Smart TVs

Vidaa And OTTera’s Streaming Video Service Join Power on Hisense Smart TVs

Consumer electronics company Hisense and their subsidiary Vidaa have chosen OTTera, the white label OTT streaming video service, to add to the Hisense Vidaa platform. Vidaa will work with OTTera to integrate long-tail providers and use OTTera’s integration and already integrated advertising solution for a speedier onboarding to its platform. “Hisense and Vidaa have been […]

Vizio Is Adding Disney+ To Its Smart TV Platform

Tubi Loaded Into Hisense Smart TV Platform

Ad supported streaming service Tubi said it has reached a deal to be loaded onto smart TVs from Hisense using the new version of its Vidaa video platform. Hisense is the world’s third-largest TV manufacturer and the deal covers the U.S., Canada, Australia and the U.K., where Tubi plans to launch later this year.

Fox Launching Fox Nation, Other Streaming Apps On Samsung Smart TVs

LG Smart TVs Add CBS All Access App

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

Nielsen Buys Sorenson Media For $11.25M

Nielsen is moving beyond TV ratings to stake a claim in the addressable TV advertising market, and the company is acquiring Sorenson Media for $11.25 million to help it get there. In coordination with the acquisition, Nielsen is launching Nielsen Advanced Video Advertising, a new product that will focus on addressable advertising for smart TVs.

Senators Call For Investigation Of Smart TV

Two Democratic senators have asked the FTC to investigate the business practices of smart-television manufacturers amid worries that companies are tracking consumers’ viewing behavior without their knowledge.

How Smart TVs In Millions Of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s On Tonight

Roku Channel Lauching On Some Samsung TVs

Samsung, Roku TVs Said Vulnerable To Hacking

Samsung Adds CBS All Access To Smart TVs

Sling TV Now Available On Samsung Smart TVs

Survey: Consumers Impressed by 3.0 Features

Nationwide SmithGeiger research finds next-generation ATSC 3.0 features increase consumer spending on, and accelerate purchase of, smart TVs.

WikiLeaks: CIA Hacked Samsung Smart TVs

WikiLeaks has published a trove of documents it says detail the inner workings of the CIA’s hacking programs — and among them is the claim that the U.S. spy agency is able to hack into Samsung smart TVs and use them as covert microphones.

Samsung Smart TVs Force Ads Onto Menu Screen

LeEco To Launch Smart TVs, Streaming In U.S.

FTC To Tackle Smart TV Privacy Concerns

The Federal Trade Commission plans to explore consumer protection issues raised by new technologies, including “smart TVs,” the agency announced. The agency has scheduled a seminar on Dec. 7 addressing questions including how much consumers understand about tracking of their TV-viewing, how the ad industry is using data about the programs people watch, and how best to protect consumers’ privacy.

CES 2016

Why Aren’t Smart TVs Very Clever?

Even moderately priced sets can now connect to the Internet and run Netflix and other apps — that’s the “smart” part. Yet many people are ignoring the built-in features and turning to Apple TV, Roku and other stand-alone streaming devices that often do a better job. The NPD Group estimates that roughly a third of smart TVs in the U.S.aren’t actually connected to the Internet. And researchers at Parks Associates found that even as more Americans are using smart TV functions, streaming device usage has grown even faster.

Own A Vizio Smart TV? It’s Watching You

Sony Adds T-Commerce App To Smart TVs

Samsung To Integrate Giraffic Into Smart TVs

YouTube App No Longer Supports Older TVs

Social Media Use Decreasing On Smart TVs

Philips uWand released a report on smart TVs this morning that shows some counter-intuitive trends. While ownership of smart TVs is on the rise since 2012, the study finds that uses like video clip viewing, gaming and Internet browsing is decreasing.

CES 2015

LG To Show Off WebOS 2.0 Smart TV

STRATEGY ANALYTICS DATA

Smart TVs On Rise In Connected TV World

Connected TV devices continue to climb worldwide — with game consoles devices losing some steam to more installed smart TVs. Worldwide ownership of connected TV devices — smart TVs, smart Blu-ray players, IP-enabled game consoles and digital media streaming units — grew 7% in the second quarter of 2014 versus the first quarter to 500 million units, according to Strategy Analytics.

Smart TVs Are About To Capture The Market

A report estimates that around 25 million smart TVs will be active in American households by the end of 2016. At that rate, they’ll dominate the entire TV market by 2017.

Fandango, Samsung Partner On TV Ticket Service

Smart TVs Push Increase in Media Devices

Internet-enabled TV devices will witness rapid growth over the next year — but a huge portion of those devices will not be online connections. U.S. homes will see a 44% rise to 202 million media devices — up from 140 million at the end of 2013, per NPD Group’s Connected Home Forecast. Home devices include connected TV, all streaming media players, Blu-Ray players and gaming consoles.

Consumers Remain Indifferent To Smart TVs

A majority of consumers aren’t interested in buying a new smart TV over the next 12 months — but advertising its strong attributes could help turn that indifference around. Some 73% of consumers have given a thumbs down to buying a new smart TV over the next 12 months, according to a survey from TV Systems Intelligence Service unit of IHS. It says “purchase intention” is just 7%.

Tablet Users Often Switch Between Devices

The vast majority of consumers who use tablets also own a host of other Web-enabled devices. From laptops to game consoles to smart TVs, tablet owners overindex in tech device usage — particularly smartphones — compared to the average consumer, according to a new eMarketer report, “Tablet Users’ Multidevice Habits: Connected Morning, Noon and Night (But On Different Devices).”

WIGGIN'S DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT SURVEY

Report: More Buyers Look For Smart TVs

Netflix, LoveFilm and connected Web video players are behind the drive, according to a new survey.

At Samsung, TV’s Brains Matter As Much As Size

Smart TV Growth Is Set To Explode

According to IHS Screen Digest, more than a quarter of all televisions shipped in 2012 had so-called “smart” Internet connectivity capabilities, and the organization projects they will account for more than half of all shipments by 2015. In total, 66 million smart TVs shipped in 2012 (up 27% from the 52 million that shipped in 2011).

Smart TVs Register Uptick, 66M Shipped In ’12