IFA 2012 – BERLIN. IBM has launched a cloud platform for the consumer electronics industry and Philips is the first taker.
Despite accelerating global demand for smart TVs, a new report from TDG forecasts that TV manufacturers will be largely unsuccessful in generating new revenue from these net-connected platforms.
Over 30% of consumers in the US who plan to purchase a TV set in the next 12 months want an internet-connected TV or smart TV, according to a new consumer survey from IMS Research.
Founding members LG Electronics and TP Vision (for Philips TVs) have announced the establishment of the Smart TV Alliance with other Japanese TV manufacturers in the process of joining. The Alliance forms a cooperation that aims at enhancing the Smart TV experience by creating a non-proprietary ecosystem for application developers to create attractive, platform-independent services.
The NOS sports summer app for smart TV is now available on Philips, Samsung and LG sets with a version for Sony due soon. NOS Sport offers live streaming and on-demand programming from FIFA Euro 2012 and the Summer Olympics.
At this year’s Cable Show in Boston, LG is showing cable operators examples of how they can harness the power of smart TV for a new level of interactivity between tablets and TVs, bringing live, linear programming directly to connected TVs in subscribers’ homes.
There are 1 million Philips Net TV owners that use their connected TV set three or four times a month, according to Pieter Vervoort, VP Philips Net TV. Speaking at the Telecompaper Connected TV conference in Utrecht, he also told that the company will issue an SDK before the end of the year.
IBC 2010 – AMSTERDAM. Before the end of the year, two service providers and two consumer electronic retail products will roll out in Europe with Intel’s Smart TV.