Smart TV

Broadband TV users ‘more likely to cut the cord’

Adult broadband users with a smart TV are twice as likely as those with non-connected TVs to cancel their current pay-TV service, according to a new report from The Diffusion Group. The US study said that 8.8% of connected-TV users, versus just 3.5% of non-smart TV owners, said they were “highly inclined” to cancel their […]

Smart TVs get consumer ‘thumbs down’

Smart TVs are getting a “thumbs-down from early adopters”, with viewers preferring to use tablets, smartphones and other connected devices to access online media, according to Strategy Analytics. A new study by the research firm, called ‘online video lead adopters bypass the smart TV with personal devices,’ claims that while half the surveyed sample had […]

US consumers warming to connected and 3D TV

Consumers in the US are registering a sharp increase in 3D TVs and, to a greater extent, connected sets, according to the latest research. IHS polled consumers about their buying plans and 30.7% of those planning to buy a new TV in the year to June will choose an internet-connected set. That stacks against 18.1% […]

Smart TVs will take more than half of the TV market by 2015

Uptake of connected TV is soaring and over half of new TVs will be smart TVs by 2015 with the proportion rising to two-thirds a year later, according to new research. There was a sharp increase in the number of smart TV shipments last year with the total rising to 66 million, a 27% year-on-year […]

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 […]