By Lisa Johnston
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Newark, N.J. – Panasonic said Wednesday that it has reached a deal with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles franchise to provide the highest definition LED video display boards in the NFL throughout Lincoln Financial Field.
Panasonic’s Eco Solutions North America unit said it will place multiple screens throughout the field, including two end zone boards with a 10mm pitch that measure 27 feet tall and 192 feet wide.
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.
San Jose, Calif. – TiVo said Wednesday that it will acquire Cloud-based content discovery and recommendation service Digitalsmiths.
Digitalsmiths offers personalized video search, recommendations and browsing, social trending and mood-based discovery. This can be used to connect consumers to the most relevant movies, TV shows and live events available on multiple devices, including set-top boxes, tablets, smartphones, computers and gaming consoles.
New York, NY – Over-the-top streaming TV services like Netflix, Hulu+ and Amazon Prime are becoming popular but show no immediate threat to more traditional video-on-demand (VOD) offerings from pay-TV providers, a new study from GfK Media showed Tuesday.
Arlington, Va. — The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) released the findings from Part Two of their first joint research study on second-screen use.
Part Two of the study digs deeper into the qualitative research collected through in-depth interviews with some of the industry’s top show runners about the future of second screen and how they factor it into the creative process.
New York – Moody’s Investor Services Monday downgraded Sony Corp.’s credit rating to junk status as the Japanese entertainment technologies conglomerate continues to struggle to capture significant share of the smartphone and tablet markets.
Moody’s lowered Sony’s rating to Ba1, one level below investment grade, from Baa3. In an advisory alert, Moody’s said the outlook for the company is stable.
Sony’s credit is also rated junk at Fitch Ratings, and is on the second-lowest investment grade with Standard & Poor’s.
Seoul, South Korea ― LG Electronics reported higher revenues, as well as higher net and operating profits in its fiscal year, ended Dec. 31, 2013.
LG reported consolidated revenues of 58.14 trillion Korean won (KRW) ($53.1 billion) for the year compared with 55.12 trillion KRW for 2012.
Net profit was of 222.7 billion KRW ($203.65 million) for full-year 2013, marking an improvement over 2012 results from 102.8 billion KRW, LG said.
Los Angeles – Sony continued to make major changes among key leadership personnel this week.
This time, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) closed its technologies unit and laid off an undisclosed number of employees, including its president Chris Cookson, and Mitch Singer, chief digital strategy officer.
Los Angeles – The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) said Thursday that it has added five new member companies from its ever-expanding circle of associated industries.
San Diego – Satechi introduced Wednesday its Android 4.2-baseed Smart TV Box, offering digital streaming digital services and other apps for televisions without built-in connectivity.
The Satechi Smart TV Box (available now at a $109.99 suggested retail) enables downloading apps from the Google Play Store, streaming movies, playing music, games and more functions.
It will connect to a home Wi-Fi network to a wired router by Ethernet cable.
Plainview, N.Y. – Elmo USA has introduced its BOXi T-200 compact, HD projector.
The 10.6 ounce, compact DLP projector, features a sleek, 4- by 6-inch design, and an LED light engine that yields up to 150 lumens of brightness.
Elmo is targeting the BOXi T-200 ($429 suggested retail) at both mobile professionals and consumers. It produces sharp, bright, high contrast images as large as 68 inches diagonally.
Other features include: an HDMI input, 1 watt mono speaker, and a mini-stereo output jack.