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.
German Bundesliga football club FB Bayern Munich has launched a new smart TV app offering fans insights and glimpses behind the scenes.
Dutch telco KPN has launched a new smart TV app for LG TVs, following a similar app for Samsung TVs last April.
Swiss cable operator Sunrise has made its OTT service Sunrise TV neo available as an app on Samsung smart TVs.
Smart TV sets continue to be highly popular with German consumers.
M7 Group has reached an agreement with TV manufacturer Panasonic to integrate M7’s innovative hybrid smart TV app into the latest generation of Panasonic-produced smart TVs.
More than half (51%) of all German households now own a smart TV set. In 2018 it was 46%, in 2017 just 42%.
The UK government has announced plans to give consumers better information on how secure their devices are.
Dutch music channel 192TV has launched a direct-to-consumer OTT service with the introduction of a Samsung smart TV app.