Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sharp Suffers Record Loss Amid Poor Aquos LCD TV Sales

Sharp Corporation announced this week that it has suffered a record net loss for the company’s fiscal year ending March 2012, primarily due to sluggish demand for its flat-screen HDTV sets, which is not helped by a global surplus in LCD TV inventories among manufacturers and distributors. Sharp suffers record loss amid poor Aquos LCD TV sales The Japanese consumer ... Read More »

Asia Pacific Pay-TV Revenues Lag Despite Big Subscriber Base

A recent study conducted by research firm Informa Media and Media has revealed that Asia Pacific is set to surpass the 1 billion TV units milestone in 2012, making it the largest television market in the world. Moreover, the region has been identified as the global leader in pay-TV market, with an impressive 394 million homes subscribed to premium television ... Read More »

LG Trebles Quarterly Profit, Helped By 3D Smart TV Sales

LG Electronics revealed this week that strong demand for its high-end HDTV displays has helped the company bounce back to profit in spectacular fashion during the first quarter of 2012, halting a streak of consecutive losses over the two previous quarters. LG trebles quarterly profit, helped by 3D Smart TV sales Despite facing tough competition in its key business areas ... Read More »

Bravia TVs Get Netflix App On Sony Entertainment Network

On-demand video streaming specialist Netflix and Japanese technology giant Sony has today jointly announced the addition of the former’s service on the latter’s Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) web-connected portal, which will grant owners of Sony’s 2012 internet-enabled devices instant access to a huge selection of television programmes and movies. Bravia TVs get Netflix app on Sony Entertainment Network Previously operating ... Read More »

Samsung Widens Lead Over Panasonic In Plasma TV Shipment

A recent report has revealed that Samsung Electronics increased its lead over Panasonic in the global shipment of plasma TVs in February 2012, therefore cementing its position as the world’s number 1 PDP (plasma display panel) television manufacturer. The Korean consumer electronics giant overtook its Japanese rival in terms of plasma TV shipment for the first time this January. Samsung ... Read More »