A survey by market researchers, Analysys Mason has found that less than half of the ‘smart’ or ‘connected’ TVs in people’s homes are actually connected to the Internet. Questioning consumers in France, Germany, Spain, Poland, the UK and US at the end of last year, the survey reveals that although interest in internet-enabled TVs is high (with 36% of respondents who did not yet own a smart TV interested in buying one), only 44% of those who do own a smart TV had actually connected it to the internet.
A study by survey company YouGov has found that over half (55%) of people in the UK have connected their TV sets to the internet to access catch-up TV, on-demand video, radio, news apps, etc on their ‘main’ screen, and that there is a huge demand for ‘smart’ connected TVs. The study also found that 11% of UK viewers intend to buy a connected TV in the next 12 months.
Owners of older TV sets, without internet connectivity will soon be able to upgrade their ‘dumb’ screen to a ‘Smart TV’ with the Connect plug-in media player from Dune HD. A little larger than a USB memory stick, the Connect plugs into a TV’s HDMI socket to provide Wi-Fi connection to a broadband modem or home network and stream local or internet TV content to the screen, in addition to broadcast TV from, for example, a connected digital satellite set-top box.
Visit www.dune-hd.com for more information
After more than 10 years as one of the most popular international dance music websites, Dance Trippin has launched a free-to-air dedicated dance music channel broadcasting from the ASTRA 23.5°E satellites. Based in Amsterdam, Dance Trippin broadcasts 24 hours a day with a mix of in-house produced content, mainly recorded live DJ sets from leading clubs around the world.
Visit www.dancetrippin.tv for more information