Endemol Shine expands AVOD offering in US with Vizio deal

US-based TV manufacturer Vizio has struck a deal that will see Endemol Shine Group-curated online channels becoming available via its ad-supported on-demand service. More than 600 episodes will become available on Vizio’s ad-supported SmartCast streaming service across the US, including renovation series Restoration Man and the American version of Deal Or No Deal. Shows will  […]

China’s LeEco ‘to announce Netflix deal’ in Q3

Chinese technology company, TV maker and streamed content provider, LeEco, is reportedly in talks with Netflix about striking a content partnership. According to a South China Morning Post report, LeEco co-founder and vice chairman, Liu Hong, said in Beijing on Tuesday that the company is“planning a very significant cooperation with Netflix”. Hong claimed that details […]

Netflix aims for ‘superior internet TV’

Netflix is partnering with electronics makers to put ‘Netflix Recommended TV’ logos on smart TVs, in a bid to help shoppers choose televisions that are “built for a superior internet TV experience”. The smart TV evaluation program is designed to identify TVs that will provide an “excellent Netflix experience”, with manufacturers able to highlight products […]

New launches for Crackle

Sony has inked deals with several smart TV manufacturers and its online TV channel Crackle will launch on LG, Samsung and Vizio connected sets. It will also launch on Samsung Blu-ray players. The streaming service and channel is already available via Sony Internet TVs and Blu-ray players. “The penetration of IP-connected TVs and Blu-ray players […]