CES 2015: Smart TVs, 4K TVs, Streaming Deals, and More

/ Jan 5, 2015

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CES 2015 officially kicks off Tuesday, January 6. But many companies attending and presenting during the week in Las Vegas have already started to make major announcements. Dish Network, for instance, unveiled its much-discussed internet pay-TV service, which will be called Sling TV. And Roku disclosed plans to embed its platform into more TVs.

But that’s not the only video and video-related news to come out of CES so far. Here’s a round-up of the other, relevant announcements that you should be aware of.

Netflix (NFLX) has announced the “Netflix Recommended TV” program, which tells viewers which smart TVs work best at streaming internet content (like Netflix’s, of course). In other words, the program allows Netflix to endorse the smart TV brands of its choice so as to influence Netflix subscribers towards purchases. The Netflix Recommended TV logo will begin to appear on devices on which the streaming service works best, which so far are set to include Sony, LG, Sharp, Vizio, and Roku products.

M-Go, a video on-demand service that’s a joint venture between DreamWorks Animation (DWA) and Technicolor (TCH), announced that it will start using Beamr’s video technology. Beamr Video helps make streaming fast even for high quality, 4K videos by cutting the bitrate in half. M-Go said it’s going to use Beamr to “address the growing bandwidth squeeze challenge.”

LG Electronics rattled off a list of its new content partners for its fresh WebOS Smart TV platform. The list includes the predictable names in digital entertainment like Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon as well as GoPro, DirectTV, DramaFever, Showtime, HSN, and iHeartRadio. The new platform will include 4K viewing options (the buzzword of 2015 video tech) and unique offerings, like the GoPro Channel app, which will only appear on LG WebOS Smart TVs where it can be viewed in especially high quality.

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