MIPTV 2011 – CANNES. French based Marc Dorcel is the first adult channel provider to go connected, but others are waiting in the wings to also go smart.
The catch-up TV service from SBS in the Netherlands is arriving on Philips smart TVs in April.
High TV 3D is now debuting in Germany thanks to a carriage contract with Liberty Global’s Unitymedia in Cologne.
Philips has launched a new version of its media player that brings the company’s Smart TV platform to any TV set.
While many of the HDTV markets in Western Europe are relatively mature, US based ABI Research suggests Germany still has plenty of room for growth. There is also considerable interest in connected TV sets.
Royal Philips Electronics has announced that it has entered into a term sheet to transfer its television business into a joint venture with Hong Kong based TPV Technology as part of a long-term strategic partnership. The new company will be 70% owned by TPV and 30% by Philips.
IFA 2010 – BERLIN. The German firm Wisi announced it has acquired the exclusive rights to market the Philips DTR230 set-top box designed by Pace in the German market. The complete product Philips/Pace portfolio will be launched step by step.
Philips has announced that it has now received CI Plus certification from the Dutch cabler Ziggo for 48 of its models.
IFA 2010 – BERLIN. Three consumer electronics manufacturers – Philips, Sharp and Loewe – have signed a letter of intent to create a common, competitive internet platform for connected TVs and other internet-enabled electronic devices across Europe and Russia.
IFA 2010 – BERLIN. Philips is set to launch the world’s first glasses-free 3D TV as early as 2013 and the company is showing a working prototype in Berlin. Also on display is the full HD 3D LED TV in the Cinema 21:9 Platinum Series.