Free streaming TV service Pluto TV, a ViacomCBS company, today with Vidaa International, a subsidiary of Hisense, the third-largest television manufacturer in the world, announced a multi-year global pact bringing Pluto TV’s platform of more than 250 live, linear, thematically-curated and branded partner channels onto Hisense’s new Vidaa platform across the United States, Europe and […]
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.
Set makers including Samsung and LG will support the mode, developed to disable motion smoothing and display movies in the way the filmmakers intended.
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.
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 biggest screen in the house is becoming the go-to for watching online video, according to new research from Parks Associates. The firm said that 52% of U.S. broadband households surveyed now watch online video (SVOD, AVOD, etc.) on a connected TV. Not coincidentally, Parks also found that watching TV and movies at home is the most popular leisure activity for U.S. broadband households.
The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas. Here are the latest findings and observations from Associated Press reporters on the ground as technology’s biggest trade event gets underway.
Is MicroLED ready to compete with LCD and OLED for the Best TV crown? If Samsung and Apple get their way, an array of millions of tiny LEDs could oust OLED as the next big display technology. But it won’t be easy. Above, Samsung’s The Wall microLED TV is 146 inches.
TOKYO (AP) — Troubled Toshiba Corp. is selling 95 percent of its TV and other visual products subsidiary to Chinese electronics maker Hisense Group as part of its effort to stay afloat. Tokyo-based Toshiba announced the 12.9 billion yen ($113 million) deal Tuesday. It’s set to be completed by or after February 2018, pending regulatory […]
YouTube TV, the “skinny bundle” pay-TV service that launched in the spring via web browsers, Google Chromecast and a mobile app, officially is entering the living room. A new app optimized for smart TVs and connected devices launches this week with availability only on Android TV sets, but by the end of the year YouTube plans to roll it out to major distribution partners including Samsung, Apple TV, Roku and Xbox.
After years of insisting it wasn’t so, the TV Industrial Complex now admits that it’s contracting: The number of people paying for TV has been declining for several years. But that’s not the only part of the TV world that’s shrinking: Actual TV sets are disappearing from homes, too. After years of steady increases, the number of TVs in homes shrank to an average of 2.3 in 2015, down from an average of 2.6 televisions per household in 2009, according to the latest available data from the Energy Information Administration.
An annual CTA study shows smartphones are now the second-most owned tech device, behind TV sets, growing 13% to 238 million last year.
China’s LeEco has scrapped a planned $2 billion acquisition of U.S. consumer electronics company Vizio due to regulatory issues, a fresh setback to the cash-strapped Chinese conglomerate’s expansion drive.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s most recent Residential Energy Consumption Survey shows that an average of 2.3 televisions were used in American homes in 2015, down from an average of 2.6 TVs per household in 2009. The number of homes with three or more TVs declined from the 2009 survey, and a larger share of households reported not using a television at all.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An environmental group accused three major television manufacturers Wednesday of misleading consumers and regulators about how much energy their high-definition screens devour by designing them to draw less power during government testing than in ordinary use. The Natural Resources Defense Council concluded that the TVs made by Samsung, LG Electronics and […]
Buying a TV is no longer just choosing how big a screen you want. Here are some big decisions you’ll face.
The biggest TV drama among millennials is playing off screen. So far this season, younger viewers, the most important audience for advertisers, have ditched their TV sets at more then double the rate of previous years, new Nielsen figures show. Traditional TV usage — which has been falling among viewers ages 18 to 34 at around 4% a year since 2012 — tumbled 10.6% between September and January.
Apple casts a huge shadow over the world’s largest consumer electronics show as rumors continue to spread that it has its own TV in the works.
Consumer electronics giant Sony Corp. is splitting its television business into three divisions to make operations more accountable as part of efforts to turn around the loss-making business. Sony said its TV division will comprise LCD TVs, outsourcing and next-generation TVs, beginning today.
Apple’s recent investment of $3.9 billion in components is likely for device displays ranging from the iPhone to the 27-inch iMac, and could signal Apple’s intention to build a television set up to 50 inches in size, investment firm Piper Jaffray believes.