Digital Home zone
Korea's Samsung Electronics has purchased US firm MOVL, a developer of TV apps and app platforms which has previously won its Connected TV developer contest.
Korean electronics firm LG has integrated online transactions platform PayPal into its Smart TVs, letting owners quickly and securely log in and pay for VOD services and advertised products.
Korea's Samsung Electronics has unveiled a new home hub device akin to the Apple TV at the Mobile World Congress event currently taking place in Barcelona, offering huge storage and new ways to access the best of Android gaming, movies, TV shows and streaming content on the living room TV.
According to the results of Informa Telecoms & Media’s annual industry survey, innovation is a key priority for global telecoms and media players in 2013. Over 500 senior executives from across both these sectors were asked how their businesses and markets would perform in 2013 and the role innovation would play in driving future revenue growth.
Broadcasters and TV operators take note: consumers are tired of clunky user interfaces, weary of digital rights issues, and willing to run into the arms of a big technology company like Apple or Google if these problems are not resolved, and fast.
Taiwanese incumbent Chunghwa Telecom’s Multimedia-on-Demand (MOD) IPTV service has been through some tough times this year, with its subscriber take-up slowing significantly and the company still unable to access many of the country’s most popular cable-TV channels.
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