IBC 2011 – AMSTERDAM. KIT digital has announced agreements with LG Electronics for its smart TV platform and with Liberty Global for its planned Horizon online service.
IFA 2011 – BERLIN. LG has joined the alliance Dutch CE manufacturer Philips is building around its connected TV system. At last year’s IFA, Philips, Sharp and Loewe signed a letter of intent to create a common, competitive internet platform for connected TVs.
Disney’s Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time is the most watched on-demand movie on connected TVs in Europe, while UK viewers preferred Sherlock Holmes, according to Acetrax.
LG has received the official endorsement from Sky as its first choice supplier of 3DTVs ahead of the consumer launch of the Sky 3D channel.
All 2010 models of the LG TV sets for sale in France are being labeled ‘Canal Ready’ with immediate effect. Using the CI Plus slot, viewers will have access to the Canal+ channels and CanalSat bouquets without the need of an additional set-top box.
The American consumer electronics retailer Best Buy has launched its new digital video service CinemaNow which will provide customers same-day instant access to new release movies and TV shows on connected TV sets.
French owners of LG Blu-ray players and home cinema sets will be able to directly access the Canalplay VOD library of Canal+ and play them over their regular TV set.
Consumer electronics manufacturer LG is launching the first connected TV sets on the German market. They offer direct access to the premium VOD portal Maxdome, as well as assorted other video websites including YouTube.
Watch video. Orange and LG Electronics have signed an exclusive agreement to bring the Orange video portal to LG televisions sets in France, the two companies announced at the CES in Las Vegas. The three-year partnership will start in March 2010.
3D TV sets are likely to appear in the Czech Republic in the next two to three years, according to Jakub Svestka, the local representative of LG Electronics.