In the first nine months of 2021, the share of smart TVs and Ultra HD TVs (UHD) in terms of the overall market continued to rise in Germany.
More than half (51%) of all households worldwide will own a smart TV by 2026, corresponding with 1.1 billion homes, according to Strategy Analytics.
With around 6.6 million TV sets, 20% more smart TVs were sold in Germany last year than in 2019 (5.5 million), reports industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform with reference to GfK figures.
Samsung Electronics has announced that Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s free Smart TV video service, has now expanded to 12 countries and 742 channels worldwide, bringing access to over 60 million Samsung Smart TVs.
Dutch pay-TV operator Canal Digitaal, part of the M7 Group, has started offering Canal+ Series, a new VOD offer focusing on series produced in Europe.
In a pan-European tender German public broadcaster ZDF has awarded the budget for the further development of its catch-up TV service to TeraVolt.
Vizio has announced a set of changes to its organisational structure of SmartCast operating system and advertising business.
Vevo is partnering with Foxxum to make its premium music video content catalogue available on over 20 million Foxxum-enabled devices.
In Germany, around 4.1 million smart TV sets were sold in the first nine months of 2020 – almost 14% more than in the same period of the previous year (3.6 million).
Despite the Corona crisis, 2.7 million TV sets were sold in Germany between January and May 2020, slightly more than in the first five months of the previous year (2.65 million), according to GfK Retail & Technology.