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LG bets on premium TV market

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LG has paved the way for a plethora of electronics and home appliances, however its commitment to the development of televisions and in particular OLED technology has set a new standard of excellence by which televisions today and in the near future, will be measured.
LG has succeeded in increasing its share of the premium TV market via its OLED TVs, which the company first began manufacturing in 2013.
With OLED making huge strides, LG has successfully established firm grounds within the OLED industry with LG’s technological expertise within the OLED technology. LG OLED TVs have been dominating the TV rating slots, earning the title “the king of TV.”
The importance of OLED cannot be overstated. The technology represents a seismic shift in television design, utilizing a light source made from organic material to allow each pixel to both light up and turn off individually. OLEDs contain pixels that can individually emit the red, green and blue light required to form a complete image. Black is created by switching pixels off, rather than by blocking a backlight. The result is the true-black that LG’s OLED TVs have become well-known for. OLED displays boast lighter, durable screens, wider viewing angles, excellent color rendering and superior picture quality without distortion.
“OLED is the future of televisions not just in the Middle East and Africa region, but is setting a firmer ground across the world,” said said CY Kim, MD of LG Electronics South Africa. “People who watch TV want a more immersive experience. They want to be captivated within the images running on the screen and want to experience the movie or show with unbeatable image clarity. OLED TV’s breaks all these boundaries and provides exceptional images, colours and contrast that will ensure that viewers get the best possible experience today and in the years to come.”
With the growing demand for premium TV’s, the LG Home Entertainment Company reported its highest quarterly operating profit of USD 404.39 million and record high operating margin of 9,9%. Sales improved 12% from the same period in 2016 to $4,09-billion. LG’s strategy to overcome volume competition by expanding the premium component of its TV business focusing on OLED and Ultra HD TVs is proving to be a success. Sales of OLED units by the end of the third quarter were equivalent to the total number of units sold in 2016 which was more than double the 2015 figure.
LG OLED TV’s share of the premium market (as defined by TVs prices 2500 or above) rose significantly over the last year, allowing the company to successfully launch new premium models and leverage its position in the markets.
2017 also witnessed the debut of LG’s LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W, which was honored with the widest collection of TV awards at CES 2017, winning this year’s Best of the Best award.
The 77-inch LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W features a thin, semi-flexible screen that attaches to the wall with magnets.