Netflix teams with Taiwanese chipmakers

METICULOUS:It would be crucial for Netflix to collaborate with Taiwanese system-on-a-chip suppliers, as they pay more attention to smart TV chips, a company officer said

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 11, 2016
By: Lisa Wang / Staff reporter

The US’ biggest online video-on-demand provider Netflix Inc said it is collaborating with Taiwanese chipmakers, including MediaTek Inc (聯發科), to develop smart TV chips.

The partnership with local firms to produce ultra-high-definition videos is part of the “Netflix Recommended TV” program, which was launched in the US last year and is to be extended globally this year to help consumers identify TVs that offer better performance.

“With smart TVs gaining traction, consumers prefer to stream Netflix’s ultra-high-definition 4K and high-dynamic-range videos on larger screens [TVs, over mobile phones and PCs],” Netflix international development officer Greg Peters said in a statement on Tuesday.     [FULL  STORY]

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