San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Los Angeles - CBS said Monday that it has reached a content licensing agreement with Amazon that will make the new television series “Under the Dome,” available for in-season, online subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) distribution via Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service.
Amazon said the deal makes its Prime Instant Video “the exclusive online subscription home” for the series.
Port Washington, N.Y. – Twelve percent of U.S. TV watchers reported streaming TV shows for free during the prior three months, compared to 14 percent who watched a TV show via subscription video on demand (SVOD), according to a new streaming media study from The NPD Group.
The market research firm said in its new “Free Streaming TV Report” that traditional pay TV operators and broadcast networks still dominate the consumer television viewing, but new options are growing in popularity, including SVOD, electronic sell-through (EST), and free TV streaming.
Los Angeles, Calif. – A Hulu Adzone users poll voted the Ram Truck farmer TV commercial to be the most liked of Super Bowl XLVII.
Hulu said the “thoughtful” Farmer ad from Ram Trucks, edged out both Taco Bell’s “Viva Young” and Volkswagen’s “Get in. Get Happy.”
San Jose, Calif. — TiVo viewers gauged Taco Bell’s “Live Mas” and Doritos’ “Goat For Sale,” commercials as the most engaging of Super Bowl XLVII, according to data released Monday by the company’s research and analytics division.
User-generated ads played a part in determining three of the top 10 spots this year, including two crowd-sourced Doritos commercials and Audi of America’s “Prom,” in which fans chose the ending via online voting prior to the game, TiVo said.
Arlington, Va. — Repercussions from CNET parent CBS Corp. disqualifying Dish’s Hopper with Sling continues, with International CES naming the device as co-winner of Best of Show under the Best of CES Awards, along with the Razer Edge gaming tablet.
San Rafael, Calif. - THX revealed Tuesday its first mobile app -- called THX tune-up – is now available to let iOS device users adjust their TVs, projectors and speakers for top performance.
THX tuneup being offered in the iTunes App Store, and will be available for free for a one-week period prior to the Super Bowl game on Sunday. After that, THX will ask the regular $1.99 purchase fee.
Osaka, Japan – Funai Electric said Tuesday that is has signed an agreement with Royal Philips Electronics to transfer the Philips audio, video, multimedia and accessories businesses to Funai.
Under the terms the new agreement, Funai will pay Philips $201.6 million and a brand license fee for an initial period of five and a half years, with an optional renewal of five years.
The deal for the audio, multimedia and accessories businesses is expected to close in the second half of 2013.
Geneva, Switzerland – The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), an international video codec standards setting body, officially approved the next generation video compression codec High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC).
The codec, also known as H.265, is expected to make possible delivery of Ultra High Definition content at low bit rates.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands — Display Development, distributor and manufacturer of custom-engineered projection display systems, is expanding its international presence.
The company is accomplishing this by using multiple locations at ISE 2013, here Jan. 29-31, including booth placements at partners, Home Cinema Europe and Stewart Filmscreen.
Among the products being featured, are Display Development’s new in-wall video projection systems.