CES 2015: Skyworth, China Telecom launch connected TV

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 08 January 2015

Skyworth has launched a connected TV for China Telecom's 25 million IPTV subscribers with what they claim is the world's first smart TV with embedded G.hn powerline connectivity from Marvell.

The G.hn technology will enable China Telecom's IPTV user base to receive broadband and IPTV directly into the TV set through the home's power lines without the need for an external IPTV set-top box, wireless or Ethernet connectivity.

"We're very excited to join hands with Skyworth and Marvell, leaders in the industry, to unveil the first Yue Me platform-based smart TV, the Skyworth E690C," said Liu Ping, GM, Marketing, China Telecommunications Corporation.

"The new product will become the hub of entertainment in smart homes, delivering extensive in-home information services including convenient living, education, healthcare, shopping, games, and entertainment, etc, to provide consumers with ease and convenience," he added.

Liu Tangzhi, GM of Skyworth's RGB TV company, said: "Skyworth and Marvell have created the industry's first smart TV with the integration of G.hn technology and achieved mass production through our joint efforts. The new generation of smart TVs will realise immediate broadband connection with plug-and-play simplicity, and give consumers an extraordinary experience by providing high quality HD video."

Featuring powerline, coax and phone line networking in a single technology, Marvell claims its single G.hn chipset design reduces overall cost and time-to-market and enables data transmission rates at four times greater than that of other legacy systems.