Gibson Innovations has disabled smart TV functionality on Blu-ray and media players with the Philips brand without prior notice to its users.
German consumer electronics brand Grundig and white label smart TV solutions provider NetRange have agreed on a collaboration regarding Grundig’s new TV platform Ultralogic 4K which will run on Grundig’s Ultra HD TV sets as well as on TV sets of parent company Arcelik.
The German TV/video app watchmi is now available on TV sets equipped with smart TV portals from NetRange following a partnership signed between the Hamburg-based service provider and watchmi operator Funke Digital TV Guide.
NetRange, a German provider of white label smart TV portal solutions, and US mobile media company AirCast Mobile have agreed on a cooperation to make AirCast’s services available on smart TV portals operated by NetRange.
European cultural channel Arte has launched its English and Spanish language versions on November 17, 2015, accompanying the existing German and French language versions.
Foxxum, a German provider of smart TV solutions, has integrated celebrity and lifestyle platform Itsin TV into its portals.
Parks Associates research finds 45% of European broadband households own a smart TV, with the highest percentage in Germany, where over 50% of broadband households have this internet-connected CE device.
TeraVolt, a German media production company and consultancy specialised in the digitalisation of television, has appointed Lars Friedrichs, former director teletext and hybrid TV at ProSiebenSat.1, as its new director.
German HDTV platform HD+ has made its catch-up TV portal HD+ RePlay available on smart TV sets of Chinese manufacturer Hisense.
The share of digital households among cable customers in Germany has risen by 15% to 72.5% in the past 12 months – a considerably stronger increase than in previous years.