Connected TVs & Devices
Ooyala has long seen evidence that suggests viewers love watching video on their tablets. We arrived at this conclusion after analyzing billions of daily analytics events and the anonymized viewing habits of nearly 200 million unique monthly users around the world.
Even if mom and dad have shiny new TV sets, they don't know how to use them. A report from ABI research says 20 percent of U.S. households have smart TVs, but most never connect them. ReelSEO's take: "That can probably be likened to the old flashing 12:00 on the VCR. Its not all that important and is a bit difficult for some consumers, so they just let it blink."
I recently visited the Roku offices to sit down with Jim Funk, VP Business Development. We discussed the latest in TV innovation, the future of TV technology and Angry Birds.
Check out the video above, and thanks to the Roku team for taking the time to talk about how IPTV is changing TV. Follow Roku on Twitter @RokuPlayer.
The first ultra-sharp OLED TV will arrive in May with a hefty price tag. With dwindling customers in the U.S., DirecTV eyes Latin America. We'll hit a billion smart connected devices in 2012. All that and more in your weekly rewind.
LG's 55-inch OLED (organic light-emitting diode) TV will be the first of its kind to arrive in May. The price tag: eight grand.
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"Hemlock Grove," Netflix's next original series, is expected to air in early 2013. The 13-episode season tells the story of a girl's murder in a Pennsylvania steel town. The suspects: the town's people and perhaps a werewolf.
Turns out, very few people know how to connect their smart TVs to the Internet. Rabbit ears are making a comeback. Amazon Prime Instant Video blew out its first candle. All that and more in your weekly rewind.
With the Consumer Electronics Show around the corner, all eyes are on the hottest new gadgets. Or in our case, all eyes are on the hottest new video tech. We've dug through CES' Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honorees to find the most buzzed-about TV and online video toys.
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