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CES: Roku not only makes products for TVs, it now makes TVs

roku_logo_lRoku has come a long way since last year’s CES, when it first announced the Roku Streaming Stick – a device that allowed consumers to essentially turn any TV into a smart TV. This year at CES, Roku has introduced Roku TV, its own line of hardware. TCL and Hisense will manufacture the TVs, but it will be Roku-branded and will encompass everything that makes Roku distinct. Read more

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CES: Samsung and Fandango give you movie trailers, ticket purchasing ability

FANDANGO LOGOIn September 2013, Samsung integrated Fandango’s showtimes, ticketing, and movie trailers into its GALAXY Note 3 devices in an effort to bolster its own content recommendation service, ‘Here and Now.’ Read more

CES: Toshiba smart TVs to integrate Samba, close gap between linear TV and the web

samba_logo5Last year at CES, Samba TV demonstrated its new platform, which automatically syncs with live TV shows, and serves as a recommendation engine for related online videos and other relevant shows. At CES 2014, Samba TV has announced that its technology will be integrated into Toshiba smart TVs. New Toshiba owners will be able to use their remotes, tablets, phones, or computers to browse apps, gain access to exclusive content, and share clips with friends via Facebook and Twitter via their TVs. Read more

CES: Cisco and Innovid partner to bring real-time contextual advertising to the second screen

timthumbAt CES this year, two very different companies – Innovid and Cisco – will unveil a powerful solution for advertisers: second screen advertising based on relevant keywords spoken in television shows. Innovid, a company founded in 2007, has been providing video advertising solutions to markers through its own ad network. Cisco’s contribution to the partnership will be via Contexta, the company’s cloud-based system that analyzes television content in real-time and generates metadata based on the analysis. Read more

CES: 4 is better than 1, Ixonos Super App generates multiple revenue streams in one place

ixonosmodA big trend at CES 2014 is second screen advertising revenue. At the CES 2nd Screen Summit on Monday Helsinki-based Ixonos - a platinum sponsor of the event – will unveil the Ixonos Super App, which allows broadcasters to split a tablet screen into four quadrants and generate multiple revenue streams within the same app. Read more

CES: With new partnerships and services Roku goes from streaming to mainstream

When the Roku player launched in 2008, it was the first product to stream Netflix to the TV, and that was its only channel. Fast forward to CES 2013, where Roku announced that they surpassed 700 channels on the platform, including channels from FlingoVEVO, and Spotify. Read more

CES: With Samba, Flingo attempts to blur the line between first and second screens

With CES 2013 kicking off today, Flingo, a publisher of Smart TV apps, will demonstrate its new platform, Samba. Available across multiple devices, Samba automatically synchs with live TV shows, and serves as a recommendation engine for related online videos and other relevant shows. It also surfaces the social conversation surrounding the show you’re watching, and allows you to easily check-in to programs and share content with friends. Read more

CES 2012: Xbox wins top TV innovation award

With 66 million consoles sold and 40 million Live subscribers, Xbox rarely gets credit for being a force in television. But at CES, Xbox won the overall "TV Innovator of the Year" award, beating out category winners like Samsung 3DTV, MobiTV and thePlatform. Organizers noted Microsoft's aggressive strides into TV over the last year, from Bing search and Kinect navigation to new partnerships with 40 new TV and entertainment providers.

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CES 2012: Roku launches in the UK

Roku made its European debut today, launching in the UK. "Consumers living in those two countries can choose from two of Roku's best-selling models in the U.S. - the Roku LT and the Roku 2 XS - with both now available for pre-order at Amazon.co.uk," according to their release. As the internet-connected, non-MSO set-top box industry matures, it's great to see the international growth. Roku recently launched a stick that can turn any TV into a smart one and are now bringing a few of their devices to TV viewers across the pond.

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Loyalize to power Spike TV CES Broadcast

Loyalize, the poll-focused social TV startup that powered a Spike TV show back in September, will be powering the network's broadcast of CES next week. Viewers of the broadcast will be able to drive interview questions, vote on their gadget favorites (not just once-and-done voting, but thousands of fans seeing what thousands of other fans are voting on at the exact second it is happening) from their smartphones/tablets and laptops. CES is going to be an exciting time for social TV as new technology is revealed that might force some of the established platforms to rethink how consumers might use Connected-TVs, tablets and more. Todd Greene, CEO of Loyalize, answered a few questions...

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