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Eutelsat launches first Ultra HD channel across Europe

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The first channel dedicated to broadcasting Ultra HD content has launched in Europe. Operated by Eutelsat Communications, the channel started broadcasting demonstration footage on January 8th, with the aim of helping television manufacturers, satellite services, pay-TV operators and production companies in broadcasting their own content in the format.......
Eutelsat launches first Ultra HD channel across Europe

Total TV shipments to fall 1.4% in 2012, as LCD unit sales growth slows to 5%

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This isn’t the best year for television manufacturers, as total unit shipments are expected to ease some 1.4%, according to data presented by DisplaySearch. That decline is brought about by a slowing in the growth of sales of LCD televisions, which are expected to rise only 5% this year. That’s down around 28%...
Total TV shipments to fall 1.4% in 2012, as LCD unit sales growth slows to 5%

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Change the Channel

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A sociologist might say television mirrors our desires as a society. But one thing I've wondered is why television manufacturers, now that TVs are flat, don't design their screens to be actual mirrors. The TV is always placed as a room's centerpiece, and when it's off you've got a...
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Change the Channel

Samsung Underestimating Apple's Potential Impact on Television Market?

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Soon after rumors of Apple's plans for entering the television market began to gain significant momentum late last year, analysts noted that the industry's existing players were already "scrambling" to react to Apple's likely entry and its chances of remaking the industry. But perhaps not all television manufacturers are sweating...
Samsung Underestimating Apple's Potential Impact on Television Market?

Cairo accelerator Flat6Labs graduates its second cycle of seven startups

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We took a look at Flat6Labs, a Cairo-based accelerator in October when it launched its first cycle with 5 startups under its wing. Fast forward 7 months later, and the accelerator is graduating its second cycle of startups. Founded by venture capital firm Sawari Ventures and the American University in Cairo,...
Cairo accelerator Flat6Labs graduates its second cycle of seven startups

HD TV goes ultra-high-definition

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TV makers hope 4K ultra-high-definition is the next best thing for sets. FORTUNE -- Television manufacturers are desperate to find something to jolt their moribund market. Global TV shipments declined 6% in 2012, according to NPD DisplaySearch. And this year isn't likely to be much better. Now Sony (SNE), Samsung,...
HD TV goes ultra-high-definition

Google TV update will bring Chrome improvements, Blu-ray 3D support

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If you happen to be in the slim minority of people who owns a Google TV-equipped Sony device, there’s an update heading your way this week. The new version of Google’s operating system for the big screen will make the TV-optimized version of Chrome run a bit speedier. It also...
Google TV update will bring Chrome improvements, Blu-ray 3D support

TV software firm Espial buys HTML5 user interface specialist ANT for $8m in cash

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Espial, a Canadian on-demand TV software and solutions company, has agreed to acquire Cambridge, UK-based ANT for approximately £5 million ($8 million) in cash. ANT provides IP, hybrid and ‘connected TV’ products and services to television manufacturers, set-top box vendors, broadcasters and service providers. Its software notably features rich HTML5...
TV software firm Espial buys HTML5 user interface specialist ANT for $8m in cash

Walmart Acquires Online Movie Service Vudu

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Walmart is set to make a play for your living room. The company has acquired online movie service Vudu, just over a month after rumors about a deal first surfaced.According to The New York Times, “the two companies began informing Hollywood studios and television manufacturers of the deal on...
Walmart Acquires Online Movie Service Vudu
Why Ultra HD won't be taking the world by storm
Roku Wants To Be Part Of Your Next Smart TV, Raises $60 Million To Do It

Rumor: Microsoft preparing set-top box version of next Xbox, to be revealed pre-holiday 2013

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Microsoft may be preparing a lite version of its next-generation console specifically made for set-top box purposes. The Verge says the device -- dubbed "Xbox TV" -- will be part of Microsoft's next-gen console strategy, offering a low-cost alternative to the still unannounced, "Durango" with "access to core entertainment...
Rumor: Microsoft preparing set-top box version of next Xbox, to be revealed pre-holiday 2013
Haier's 2013 TVs include Roku Streaming Stick support, Wi-Fi Direct remotes, and Android 4.2

The major crisis in TV

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Nobody is buying sets. As a result, television manufacturers have had a rough few years — and their prospects for the near term aren’t very bright. By Peter Suciu, contributor FORTUNE — Once hot flat panel TVs are not, at least according to the latest data from NPD DisplaySearch. Worldwide...
The major crisis in TV
New Miracast certifications reveal forthcoming video streaming devices from Sony, LG

Gesture-controlled Angry Birds hit Samsung Smart TV

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The 100m selling bird-flinging game is now a killer app on Samsung's latest Smart TVsSamsung has been showing off its new television sets at the IFA 2012 consumer electronics event in Berlin - and it seems super high-specs aren't enough to sell modern flatscreen HD displays anymore. You need games...
Gesture-controlled Angry Birds hit Samsung Smart TV
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