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Suwannee, GA – Hisense USA introduced Thursday three H6 series Smart TVs, based on the TV powered by the Android 4.2.2 platform.
The company also revealed a new Pulse PRO set-top media streaming box.
Slated to ship in the spring at prices to be announced, the Hisense H6 Smart TV models will be available in the 40-inch, 50-inch, and 55-inch screen sizes and will all be equipped with Marvell’s latest ARMADA 1500 Plus (88DE3108) HD Media processor.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Seoul, South Korea — LG Electronics (LG) said here Tuesday that it will be the first company to incorporate the AllJoyn open source software framework into its Smart TV platform, giving users a new level of interoperability between devices.
AllJoyn, which was developed by Qualcomm, is designed “to create a common language that seamlessly connects the Internet of Things, regardless of brand or operating system (OS),” the company said.
The technology will enable seamless multi-device interoperation and content sharing with next-generation LG Smart TVs.
Santa Clara, Calif. – Sony Pictures Entertainment and VUDU are teaming up for the holidays to enable customer to give cloud-based “Digital HD” movies and TV shows as eGifts.
“Digital HD” videos are movies and TV shows delivered to the home or mobile device from the cloud as digital streams and downloads.
VUDU members will now have the opportunity to give friends and family movie eGifts as holiday presents from VUDU using Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s (SPHE) Movie eWrap technology.
Santa Clara, Calif. – Rovi said Thursday that its Rovi Video database of TV, movie and celebrity metadata, will deliver information and graphics to the OneGuide electronic TV program guide on Microsoft’s forthcoming Xbox One entertainment console.
The launch is a part of a larger initiative that is to include Rovi Video on Xbox One in multiple countries, enabled by the multi-region, multi-format data Rovi is providing for TV, tablets and mobile phones.
New York — Multi-industry efforts are in full swing to bring Ultra High-Definition video content into the home via physical discs, streaming and download services, cable and satellite TV, and over-the-air broadcasts, panelists said today at the TWICE/CEA Ultra HD conference.
Saratoga, Calif. — Roku launched a new advertising campaign on Monday called, “Now This Is TV.”
The campaign, which is timed for the holidays, highlights Roku’s lead in streaming content, including its ample selection of movies compared with other streaming devices.
New York – Panasonic in Japan confirmed last week that it will end the production of plasma display panels in December, sparking competitors and retailers to brace for a possible surge in last-minute demand.
Panasonic, which had three plasma display factories still operatiing in Amagasaki, Japan, said in a statement out of Osaka that it has now stopped business operations at two of those three facilities, with the last ending operations by the end of March 2014.
Osaka, Japan — Panasonic officially announced its end of plasma display panel production by the end of the year, as it reported higher sales, operating profit and net profit in its fiscal second quarter while it emphasizes more B-to-B categories.
Panasonic said it would end production of plasma panels in December, blaming the “rapid development of large-screen LCDs,” and “severe price competition” due to the stock market crash and recession that began in September 2008.
Tokyo — Sony reported higher operating revenue but lower operating income, due to its movie business, and a higher net loss in its fiscal second quarter.
The decrease in operating income was due to a “significant decline” in its pictures segment, which offset “significant improvement” in its mobile products and communications (MP&C) segment, reflecting strong smartphone sales, favorable foreign exchange rates and an improvement in its TV operations.