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New Report Says Smart TV Industry Reaching ‘Point of No Return’

smarttvAccording to an industry analysis done by Futuresource Consulting, smart TV manufacturers aren’t really benefiting from all the consumer activity around them, and that the industry is reaching a “point of no return.” Really?

The report says that:

In developed regions 30% of homes will own a smart TV by the end of 2014, rising to 70% by 2018. And people aren’t just buying the feature, they’re using it too. At present, around 80% of the smart TVs in people’s homes are connected to the internet, with the pervasion of embedded Wi-Fi and auto-boot on track to lift this figure to over 90% by 2016.

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TV Everywhere Let’s You Stay Plugged In During the Holidays Anywhere You Go

TV EverywhereThe holidays are here and that means long lines at department stores, waiting at the airport for delayed flights, or sitting in the carpool lane in holiday traffic. TV Everywhere is your new best friend to help pass the time and is here to remind you that you #CouldBeWatchingTV through your smartphone, tablet or laptop anywhere you go.

How to Get Your Web TV Show Featured on Blip

Since joining the company last spring, CEO Kelly Day has been hard at work making Blip.tv the go-to source for short-form video entertainment, particularly content that will play well on mobile or devices like Roku and Google TV. In the latest So What Do You Do?, she explained to Mediabistro what her team looks for when scouting new programming.

“We have a pretty simple application process, and we have a human being actually watch your video and look at your application.” Day said. “We review the content, we rate it and a lot of this — we’re not very apologetic about saying it — is kind of subjective. We’re looking for quality, good storytelling with character development. We’re looking for episodic content, because that is what we focus on. We’re looking for production values, content that is often TV-14 and above.”

The best part? Once your content has been accepted and uploaded, Blip splits the revenue with you 50-50. Read more in So What Do You Do, Kelly Day, CEO of Blip?.

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Google TV update rolling out, will it save the platform?

The new Google TV software update -- a rather major overhaul -- is starting to roll out to Google TV-powered sets and devices this week. At the same time, YouTube announced it's rolling out new original content channels. It's a combined effort to restart the product, which was widely panned by consumers and blocked by many TV content providers' websites.

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'WSJ Live' coming to Google TV, Roku and more

The Wall Street Journal's video service, WSJ Live, has expanded aggressively beyond its iPad debut in September. This week, WSJ announced it has inked distribution deals with Google TV, Roku, Apple TV and Daily Motion. Earlier, it expanded to Boxee and a variety of internet-connected TV sets including Samsung and Yahoo's Connected TV platform. And last week, WSJ announced it would help power a new YouTube content channel. To date, the WSJ Live iPad app has been downloaded 125,000 times.

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Early look at new Google TV, YouTube Leanback

The Wall Street Journal's video service, WSJ Live, has expanded aggressively beyond its iPad debut in September. This week, WSJ announced it has inked distribution deals with Google TV, Roku, Apple TV and Daily Motion. Earlier, it expanded to Boxee and a variety of internet-connected TV sets including Samsung and Yahoo's Connected TV platform. And last week, WSJ announced it would help power a new YouTube content channel. To date, the WSJ Live iPad app has been downloaded 125,000 times.

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Android apps coming to Google TV this summer

The Wall Street Journal's video service, WSJ Live, has expanded aggressively beyond its iPad debut in September. This week, WSJ announced it has inked distribution deals with Google TV, Roku, Apple TV and Daily Motion. Earlier, it expanded to Boxee and a variety of internet-connected TV sets including Samsung and Yahoo's Connected TV platform. And last week, WSJ announced it would help power a new YouTube content channel. To date, the WSJ Live iPad app has been downloaded 125,000 times.

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ESPN3 breaks new ground with live BCS stream

The Wall Street Journal's video service, WSJ Live, has expanded aggressively beyond its iPad debut in September. This week, WSJ announced it has inked distribution deals with Google TV, Roku, Apple TV and Daily Motion. Earlier, it expanded to Boxee and a variety of internet-connected TV sets including Samsung and Yahoo's Connected TV platform. And last week, WSJ announced it would help power a new YouTube content channel. To date, the WSJ Live iPad app has been downloaded 125,000 times.

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Google TV pulls back on CES plans

The Wall Street Journal's video service, WSJ Live, has expanded aggressively beyond its iPad debut in September. This week, WSJ announced it has inked distribution deals with Google TV, Roku, Apple TV and Daily Motion. Earlier, it expanded to Boxee and a variety of internet-connected TV sets including Samsung and Yahoo's Connected TV platform. And last week, WSJ announced it would help power a new YouTube content channel. To date, the WSJ Live iPad app has been downloaded 125,000 times.

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Google TV rolls out new features, voice remote

The Wall Street Journal's video service, WSJ Live, has expanded aggressively beyond its iPad debut in September. This week, WSJ announced it has inked distribution deals with Google TV, Roku, Apple TV and Daily Motion. Earlier, it expanded to Boxee and a variety of internet-connected TV sets including Samsung and Yahoo's Connected TV platform. And last week, WSJ announced it would help power a new YouTube content channel. To date, the WSJ Live iPad app has been downloaded 125,000 times.

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YouTube debuts personal TV channels

The Wall Street Journal's video service, WSJ Live, has expanded aggressively beyond its iPad debut in September. This week, WSJ announced it has inked distribution deals with Google TV, Roku, Apple TV and Daily Motion. Earlier, it expanded to Boxee and a variety of internet-connected TV sets including Samsung and Yahoo's Connected TV platform. And last week, WSJ announced it would help power a new YouTube content channel. To date, the WSJ Live iPad app has been downloaded 125,000 times.

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