If you didn't know, Foxconn has recently acquired Sharp and now wants to compete with LG. According to new reports, Sharp is getting ready to start manufacturing OLED TV panels and compete with LG's OLED technology. The firm will reportedly spend about ¥57.4 billion or $515
Google launched its new streaming service called YouTube TV back in April, but at first, it was limited to 4 major markets. To further improve the service, the company has now announced its biggest expansion of YouTube TV, which is now coming to 10 new markets.
Netflix has debuted a special interactive form of content targeted at children. The streaming service's new "choose your own adventure" stories let kids navigate a story in unique ways. While the format is initially meant for kids, it could potentially expand at some point.
There are more people in the US with a Netflix subscription than a cable TV subscription, the streaming company has confirmed in a recent report. In its quarterly earnings report, Netflix revealed it has 50.85 million members in the US. That's higher than the cable TV industry.
For only $10 more than the usual AT&T Unlimited Choice plan, you can get over 60 channels from DirecTV. The carrier's new $70 bundle is available for current Unlimited Choice customers who are interested in adding television to their plan. Video streams are limited however.
Mobile devices may be playing a progressively greater role in people's lives, but they haven't become the dominant way of viewing shows and movies. Nielsen reports 92.4% of video viewing still takes place on TV screens among adults in the United States.
Facebook is investing millions of dollars in original content for its platform. Much of the content is targeted specifically at young people. The company has reportedly signed deals with Vox, BuzzFeed, ATTN, and Group Nine Media. Those deals are for up to $250,000.
Verizon is going to come out with its own TV streaming option, CEO Lowell McAdam confirmed during a telecom conference in Boston. He says the company will leverage AOL and Yahoo's combined user base to test the service. The service is said to include dozens of channels.
Amazon isn't just selling TV channel subscriptions in the US anymore. The company is now offering channels in the UK, Austria, and Germany. Its Amazon Channels service includes various local and global channels. The service grew out of an expansion to Amazon Video.
Facebook is again going to miss its target for the launch of original shows on the social network, reports Recode. The first set of original content was supposed to arrive in the spring, yet we may not see any shows until sometime in the middle of the summer.
A TV adaptation of The Witcher is officially headed to Netflix and Andrzej Sapkowski, author of The Witcher novels, will be a creative consultant for the show. His novels inspired the game series, which has been a big seller over the years for CD Projekt Red.
Seven new channels have joined YouTube's streaming service. YouTube TV is now offering AMC, BBC America, and Telemundo as part of its $35 per month offer. It's also offering Universo, Sundance TV, We TV, and IFC. The service now includes 46 cable channels.
We're only a month away from Facebook introducing some original shows, reports Business Insider. The social network is planning to launch a set of "TV-like shows" sometime in June. Around two dozen shows are already close to launching and more will eventually arrive.
On-demand TV shows are going to fill up Snapchat in the near future. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Snapchat has signed content deals with NBCUniversal, ESPN, ABC, Turner, NFL, and others. They'll be offering 3-5 minute short episodes in Snapchat Stories.
Hulu's live TV streaming service has arrived. A beta version is now available beginning at $40 per month for more than 50 channels and 50 hours of cloud DVR. Local broadcast channels will be available in "many markets." Up to six individual profiles can be created.
Sony's supported Android TVs are about to get Nougat update if the leaked information is legit. According to a report, Sony is informing some Android TV owners about the update, which should start rolling out at some point after May, with no specific date mentioned.
Back at Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, the South Korean electronics giant announced a pre-booking offer for the new flagship QLED TVs. Starting today, the Samsung Q9, Q8 and Q7 flagship QLED TVs have been officially launched in India at an event in Delhi.
Hulu's live television offering is going to feature content from NBCUniversal. This agreement covers NBC, Telemundo, USA, Syfy, Bravo, MSNBC, and others. Hulu is believed to be targeting a $40/month price point for the service. The service arrives in the spring.
Cable bills in the United States continue to increase in price and they're increasing at a rate well beyond that of inflation. An analysis from CutCableToday indicates that if the increase continues at the same rate, cable bills will be $140.83 by 2020.
To further improve the image quality in new TVs, Samsung and Amazon have now announced a new open standard. Called HDR10+, the new standard is an improvement of the current HDR10 that adds Dynamic Tone Mapping, producing images that are much closer to the director's intent.