Samsung has expanded its Verizon FiOS TV app for smart TVs and Blu-ray players to include 75 channels and 25,000 FlexView on-demand moves and TV shows. The move clears the way for subscribers to get a wealth of Verizon content without a set-top box.
Verizon has expanded the number of networks that FiOS TV subscribers can access on applications for Microsoft's Xbox and connected TVs from Samsung to 75.
Samsung Electronics continues overhauling its device portfolio to run Google's Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean: The manufacturer is now rolling out the update to its Galaxy Note 10.1 phablet, hours after partnering with AT&T Mobility to upgrade its Galaxy Rugby Pro smartphone.
DirecTV said it signed South Korean set-top manufacturer Humax to build a next generation version of its Genie multiroom DVR.
YuMe said it struck deals with Buick, Discover Boating and Mindshare that deliver interactive advertising to viewers watching programming on connected TVs from Samsung, LG and other consumer electronics manufacturers.
In the not-so-distant past, mobile operators would roll out next-generation networks only to find them drastically underutilized due to a dearth of compatible end-user equipment. This time around, as LTE is being deployed, LTE-capable handsets and other deviceds can readily be found, but that still does not mean customers are upgrading their services to LTE.
Two years after Time Warner Cable announced it would allow subscribers to watch cable programing on TVs from Samsung and Sony without using a cable set-top, the nation's second largest cable MSO said it is still working on streaming video to connected TVs.
Comcast is preparing to launch an Xfinity TV application for flash-enabled connected TVs manufactured by Samsung that will allow subscribers to navigate cable programming without using a set-top, a spokesman told FierceCable .
Apple's vetting of operators' LTE networks is apparently quite widespread, at least as far smaller operators are concerned. Tajikistan's leading operator, Babilon-Mobile, has been trying, so far unsuccessfully, to activate iPhone 5 handsets on its LTE network, according to Jafar Asimov, head of the operator's automation department
T-commerce technology vendor Delivery Agent said it secured a $5 million investment from Samsung's venture capital arm.