TV streaming service Vidgo launches at CES

Vidgo, a new US-based TV streaming service, is now in beta testing after launching at CES this week. The over-the-top service, which was co-founded by former DirecTV executive Robert Kostensky, will offer linear TV and video-on-demand – including premium, sports, local and international content. Vidgo will be available on connected devices includingsmartphones, tablets and smart […]

Syfy preps VR, 3D printing and tech with Labs

NBCUniversal-owned cable net Syfy has launched a new multi-platform content and experience lab, from which it will launch several next-generation products and services hinged on its latest drama series. Syfy Labs has partnered with 3D printing specialists MakerBot Partnership as well as immersive lighting apps firm Philips Hue, as well as expanding its virtual reality […]

Sony unveils cloud TV plan

Sony is planning to launch a new cloud-based TV service in the US later this year, combining live TV with video-on-demand in a bid to “redefine” traditional television. Announcing the plans at CES in Las Vegas, Sony Computer Entertainment’s president and group CEO Andrew House said that the web-powered service would be available across different […]

US pay TV at a critical point as Netflix and OTT take hold

Traditional pay TV operators in the US are facing an unprecedented challenge and their growth will hinge on the success of their TV Everywhere services, according to new research. As OTT and broadband content services win market share and the number of broadband customers in the US approaches parity with the number of pay TV […]

Samsung unveils new Smart TVs, chooses Red Bee for discovery

Consumer electronics giant Samsung is using the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week to unveil a range of new features to its Smart TV platform, designed to enable intelligent navigation and discovery of content. Samsung’s key innovations for CES include Smart Hub and S-recommendation with voice interaction. The former comprises a five-panel user […]

Polaroid launches tablet for kids

Polaroid has launched a US$150 tablet aimed at kids at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The photography company has teamed with Southern Telecom to launch the Android-based device. The seven-inch tablet will feature the Android 4.0 operating system and come with 35 preloaded apps. The kid-centric apps including drawing, a Kids Cam, Music […]