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Black Friday to boost 4K TV sales

TV makers and retailers have added Ultra-HD TVs to their Black Friday promotions for the first time. This time last year, the first wave of 4K TVs in the US carried prices of $7,000 and upwards. Today, retail giant Best Buy will have a 55-inch Samsung Ultra-HD Smart TV for $899.99, a price cut of $500. It’s the first time […]

Eutelsat, SuperTennis to air live 4K tennis

Satellite operator Eutelsat and Italian TV channel SuperTennis have teamed up to air the finals of the Italian Serie A1 tennis championship (male and female) in Ultra-HD.  The event, taking place 6th – 8th December at the 105 Stadium in Genoa, will be broadcast live on 4K1, the first satellite channel in Europe to convey TV images in the highest […]

Majority of FTA Arab satellite TV channels still SD

The number of FTA satellite channels in the Arab World reached 762 channels by September 2014. The Arab Advisors Group researched and analysed the 762 channels that broadcast on Arabsat, Nilesat, Noorsat and Yahlive. Fully operational channels reached 724. The majority of the analysed FTA satellite channels broadcast in Standard Definition (SD), while 10.5 per cent broadcast in HD. The […]

Global TV shipments rebound, 4K sales accelerate

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According to global market research and consulting firm DisplaySearch, global TV shipments, led by continued strong demand in North America, grew more than 4 per cent last quarter, after several quarters of weak growth. LCD TV shipments alone rose nearly 9 per cent, according to the latest findings in the Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, produced by DisplaySearch, […]

Large-screen TV sales up 48%

Sales research specialist GfK says the UK market for large TV displays (50″+) has managed “strong sales” in the past year, with October sales up 48 per cent on October last year.  However, total TV sales fell back 1 per cent in value overall, and 32”-42” sales fell by 11 per cent in value terms. Consumer electronics (excluding games consoles) […]

UK delay for Wuaki.tv 4K content

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Spain-based streaming service Wuaki.tv will launch Ultra-HD content on December 1st in France and Germany. Deals for 4K content in its other European markets, including the UK and Spain, have yet to be agreed – but the company anticipates arrangements to be in place in early 2015. Jordi Miró, chief technology officer at Wuaki.tv, commented: “More and more of our […]

UltraFlix 4K for Samsung UHD TVs

Entertainment technology specialist NanoTech Entertainment has signed an agreement with Samsung Electronics America for the UltraFlix 4K streaming channel to be launched on all 2014 Samsung Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TVs. The transactional VoD 4K network is available immediately on Samsung UHD TVs as a featured 4K App. With UltraFlix, Samsung UHD TV customers will have one-click access to more than […]

OLED display market set for strong growth

Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays and smart-phone/tablet screens are going to see “spectacular” growth rates over the next few years according to a stud from Infiniti Research/TechNavio. The analyst firm say that the global OLED display market will grow at a CAGR of 36.7 per cent in the period to 2018. The global OLED Display market is nearing commercialisation […]

LG claims top spot in UHD panel shipments

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South Korean electronics giant LG Display has sold a massive 578,000 Ultra-HD TV panels in the month of October, according to DisplaySearch’s latest numbers. The volume meant that LG was for the first time in 22 months the ‘top’ supplier of flat panels, and beating rival Innolux into second place. Samsung came in third position. The total volume of Ultra-HD […]

ESOA and EBU: ‘UHD era calls for hybrid solutions’

Senior representatives of Europe’s satellite and broadcasting industries have called for policy initiatives that will integrate satellite technologies and terrestrial broadcasting better to serve consumers in the next generation Ultra-HD digital era. Speaking at a policy debate organised by the European Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) on Innovation, Evolution & Convergence: Ensuring access to ‘next […]

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