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    Google boosts Cast with new TV features

    Google has announced a new range of developer tools to help mobile app and game developers bring new experiences to the TV. All of these APIs are available on Android already, with iOS and Chrome SDK updates available in the coming days. You can learn more about these Google Cast APIs on the Google Cast Developers…

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    Arqiva: Rate of tech advance leaves TV industry feeling “powerless”

    Change imposed by industry ‘outsiders’ is to blame for a “general sense of powerlessness” felt by some of the TV industry’s biggest players, according to a new study by Arqiva. The whitepaper on Connected Broadcasting, launched at Arqiva’s recent Customer Innovation Day, reveals that broadcasters are anxious both at a lack of clarity around the…

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    4K TV panel shipments to grow 108% in 2015

    TV manufacturers are concerned about possible tight TV panel supplies, even though the rising dollar is cutting TV import prices. According to research firm IHS, strong consumer demand for larger TVs and 4K resolution are expected to grow TV panel shipments by 5 percent, year-over-year, reaching a record 265 million units in 2015. The shipment…

Analysis & Opinion

  • Nick Thomas: YouTube, transactions, and ‘Jennifer Aniston’s jumper’

    Nick Thomas

    Last week saw YouTube announce the launch of TrueView, which lets advertisers showcase product details and images – and gives viewers the ability to click to purchase directly. Sounds like a potentially significant innovation – but is it? IP&TV News asks Ovum analyst Nick Thomas would he thinks… IP&TV News: The notion of being able…

  • IP&TV News asks: “What qualities will define the winners in the smart home market?”

    Smart Home World

    To mark the approach of Smart Home World (23 – 24 June 2015, London), a special roundtable report asks, “What qualities will define the winners in the smart home market?” With contributions from the likes of CSR, eyesight, Intamac and more…   Gus Desbarats, Chairman, Alloy: In a smart home space awash with undifferentiated technology players,…

  • Analysts: Google makes TV Connect 2015 most important ever

    TV Connect, London

    With TV Connect (28 – 30 April 2015 ExCel, London) just days away, analysts have been reflecting on the evolution of what is indisputably the world’s leading connected entertainment event. The prevailing sense is that, with the relocation of the event to London’s ExCel, and the news that Google has chosen the occasion to explore…

Thomas Riedl: “Google TV has evolved into Android TV”

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