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Samsung Rolls Out Smart TV Services at CES 2017

Samsung Electronics announced that it will introduce three new Smart TV services at CES 2017.

Technics Gear to Support TIDAL

Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company announced that select Technics equipment will support the TIDAL streaming music service.

MPEG LA Rolls Out MPEG-DASH Patent Portfolio License

MPEG LA announced its new MPEG Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) patent portfolio license.

Entertainment Merchants Association Eyes Online Video Repository

The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) announced that it intends to launch an online video repository in the first half of 2017.

Via Launches MPEG xHE-AAC Patent Licensing Program

Via Licensing Corporation announced that it has launched its patent licensing program for the MPEG Extended High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding (xHE-AAC) audio format.

HEVC Advance Patent Pool Welcomes Sky

HEVC Advance announced that Sky plc has signed on to its HEVC/H.265 patent licensing program.

ATSC 3.0 Physical Layer Standard Approved

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) announced that the Physical Layer transmission system for ATSC 3.0 next-generation television broadcasting has been approved as a final standard.

Opera TV Launches Over-the-Top Certification Program

Opera TV announced that it has launched a certification program for Over-the-Top (OTT) video apps and connected TV devices.

Stingray Digital Responds to Music Choice Lawsuit

Stingray Digital Group announced that it has filed an answer and counterclaim to a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Music Choice.

Sony and Intel Bring 4K Ultra HD Movies to PCs

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced that its 4K Ultra HD movie streaming service will be available in Q1 2017 on computers employing 7th Gen Intel Core processors.

Sony DADC Rolls Out Ven.ue Unlimited

Sony DADC New Media Solutions announced its new Ven.ue Unlimited managed cloud-based distribution service.

Digital Video Purchases and Rentals Few and Far Between

GfK announced its latest research suggests that, rather than purchasing digital copies of individual video titles, most consumers prefer watching them online or through subscription services.

Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos Movies Hit VUDU

Dolby Laboratories announced that movies from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment employing Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos are now available on VUDU.

DEG Releases Q2 2016 Home Entertainment Report

DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group announced that it has released its second quarter 2016 home entertainment report for the United States.

Technicolor Opens Centre for Augmented and Virtual Reality

Technicolor announced that it has opened a new centre tasked with developing content, platforms and technology for virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality applications.