Digital TV News: LG Electronics
Hillcrest Labs secures RDK license from Comcast
May 29, 2013 – Hillcrest Labs has announced that it is the first motion control technology provider to license the Reference Design Kit (RDK) software stack from Comcast. The RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle that creates a common framework for powering tru2way® devices.
News categories: Hillcrest Labs, Comcast, Cable TV, Middleware, OCAP, Set Top Box, The Cable Show, USA
Global LCD TV Shipments Fall for the First Time in 2012
Mar 21, 2013 – Annual global LCD TV shipments declined for the first time ever in 2012, down 1% to 203 million, according to the latest findings from DisplaySearch. Q4 was the only quarter to see any growth, rising 0.6%, but it was not enough to offset declines from the first three quarters.
News categories: DisplaySearch, Digital TV, LCD TV, Market Research, Smart TV
4Kx2K LCD TV Panel Shipments Expected to Reach 2.6M in 2013
Mar 14, 2013 – According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Large Area TFT Panel Shipment Report, TFT LCD panel suppliers are forecast to ship 2.6 million 4Kx2K LCD TV panels (also known as Ultra HD) worldwide in 2013, up more than 40-fold from 63 thousand in 2012.
News categories: DisplaySearch, David Hsieh, Digital TV, Market Research, Smart TV
LG Electronics Acquires webOS from HP to Enhance Smart TV
Feb 25, 2013 – LG Electronics (KSE: 066570.KS) has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with HP (NYSE: HPQ) to acquire the source code, associated documentation, engineering talent and related websites associated with webOS.
News categories: LG Electronics, Hewlett-Packard, Digital TV, M&A, Middleware, Smart TV, Tablet
LG launches family of PVRs based on ViXS™ XCode® 4200 SoCs
Jan 8, 2013 – ViXS Systems has announced that the ViXS XCode 4200 family has been selected for LG's PVR STB models. Using the XCode SoC, LG has combined STB, recording and networking functions with media transcoding to pioneer a new wave of enhanced STB PVR products.
News categories: ViXS, LG Electronics, Digital TV, Personal Video Recorder, Semiconductor, Set Top Box
Smart TV Alliance announces updated SDK and new members at CES 2013
Jan 6, 2013 – The Smart TV Alliance has announced that five new manufacturers and solution providers have joined the Alliance to stimulate cross-platform Smart TV applications and services. The Alliance will also announce an updated SDK at CES 2013.
News categories: Smart TV Alliance, Apps, CES, Middleware, OTT, Smart TV
LG to showcase two new models featuring Google TV at CES 2013
Dec 24, 2012 – LG Electronics will introduce an extended Google TV lineup at the 2013 CES. Google's latest platform and LG's redesigned Magic Remote Qwerty work together to enhance the effectiveness of Voice Search and the PrimeTime quick guide.
News categories: LG Electronics, Google TV, CES, OTT, Smart TV, USA
LG Smart TV App offers alternative to Verizon FiOS TV set-top box
Nov 28, 2012 – LG's (KSE: 066570) Smart TV platform is the first to allow Verizon (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) FiOS TV customers to enjoy 75 broadcast channels, serving as a set-top box alternative within the home.
News categories: LG Electronics, Verizon, Apps, Digital TV, IPTV, Set Top Box, Smart TV, USA
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- Elliptic Technologies announces hardware-enforced content protection for Microsoft® PlayReady®
- Marvell unveils SoC for Google Services for Smart TVs with Hisense
- Bosnia's m:tel to upgrade IPTV service with Motorola
- Gartner says worldwide semiconductor revenue grew 5.2 percent in 2013
- LG to incorporate Qualcomm's AllJoyn into Smart TV platform
- Semiconductor sales recover in 2013
- Ono TV Online launches in Spain
- Rostelecom IPTV subscribers reach 2 million
- Sigma Designs announces turn-key hybrid set top box with Ginga
- SMiT launches CI+ 1.3 VoD CAM into Netherlands market
- INSIDE Secure protects premium mobile entertainment for Sky Italia
- Sequans and Huawei collaborate to advance LTE broadcast technology
- SmarDTV CI Plus modules for RCS & RDS pay TV in Romania and Hungary