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Virtual Reality Gaming, Smart TVs and Wearables Lead to Rise in Gesture Sensing Control Shipments

With emerging virtual reality games, smartwatches, smart TVs and other consumer electronics and information technology (IT) applications entering the market, shipments of gesture sensing control user interfaces are poised to grow 10 percent year over year, to reach 1.8 billion units in 2015. While touch-screen technology works well in smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices with flat panel displays, it is less suitable for use in some new and emerging applications; therefore, gesture sensing control will fill an industry need gap, according to IHS Inc. , the leading global source of critical information and insight. Read the rest of this entry »

Roku Announces Sharp Roku TV Models

Roku Inc. announced that it has added the Sharp brand to the Roku TV program. Sharp Roku TV™ models will soon be available for purchase exclusively at Best Buy stores as well as at BestBuy.com. Available in 43” and 50” screen sizes, Sharp Roku TV models represent a new generation of smart TVs that are built using the Roku TV reference design and feature the Roku operating system (Roku OS). Roku TV offers one of the most simple, comprehensive smart TV experiences on the market. Read the rest of this entry »

Samsung and M-GO Launch First U.S. UHD Transactional VOD Service

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and M-GO, a premium digital video on demand (VOD) service and joint venture between Technicolor and DreamWorks Animation, announced the availability of its ultra-high-definition (UHD) content library on Samsung’s line of award-winning UHD TVs. This partnership brings a next generation content experience to Samsung UHD TV owners and represents the first UHD transactional video on demand streaming service to be launched in the U.S.

The M-GO 4K Ultra HD offering kicks off with a select number of titles and will quickly grow to 100 movie and TV shows by the end of 2014. UHD content will be priced on average at $1-2 more than HD titles to rent and $3-5 to buy. The potent combination of UHD content delivery on Samsung UHD televisions delivers a truly immersive cinema-like experience in the home.

Exclusive to Samsung, M-GO 4K Ultra HD content will be available across the brand’s broadest line up of UHD TVs yet. Whether from an immersive curved TV or a super-sized 110” screen, Samsung UHD TVs will captivate home audiences with spectacular color, clarity and detail as it displays the incredible life-like picture quality of UHD content.

Leveraging the unique heritage of its joint venture partners, Technicolor and DreamWorks Animation, M-GO’s UHD streaming solution provides high quality content that is either authored and post-produced in UHD, or pre-processed from licensed content partner source files and optimized for image clarity, detail and texture on televisions like Samsung UHD TVs.

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