Samsung leads 4k sales, TV boosts EE results, HbbTV central to FTV Alliance and more in the DTG daily news round-up

Samsung leads world on 4k/Ultra HD displays

More than a quarter of the world's 4k Ultra HD display panels were sold by Samsung in the first quarter of 2015, says Display Search.

Advanced Television reports that 4k sales rose 350% year-on-year to put Samsung on 28.8% of the global market, ahead of LG (25.7%), with a world total of 5.75m units.

Free TV boosts EE broadband subs

EE has strengthened its broadband subscribers base to 884,000 after a strong quarter helped by the launch of EE TV, 4G tablets and WiFi calling.

EE has brought Now TV and the BBC's Connected Red Button to its DTT hybrid TV platform as it looks forward to merging with telecoms giant BT, says Recombu.

HbbTV to be central to FreeTV Alliance

HbbTV will be a key element in the common technical specification being adopted by the FreeTV Alliance for satellite platforms, Freesat has said.

In an interview with Videonet, Freesat CTO Matthew Huntington said the FTVA wants to work with existing standards bodies to pull together elements for its specification. Find out more when Huntington speaks on our OTT panel at the DTG Summit in London on May 12th.

Sky adds ITV and Channel 5 catch-up to Sky Go

Sky has extended the range of catch-up TV services available directly through its Sky Go app with ITV and Channel 5 shows.

The new line-up joins Channel 4 and on-demand content from dozens of Sky's pay-TV channels.

DTG Staff  |  28.04.2015

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