Category archives for: HD/3D

LG leads UHD sales


South Korean electronics giant LG supplied 1.86 million Ultra-HD panels in Q4/2014, and took 27.9 per cent of the global market by volume according to data from DisplaySearch. LG narrowly beat second-place global supplier Innolux which supplied 1.76 million units (26.3 per cent) from its Taiwan base. Third spot went to South Korea’s Samsung which took a 19.9 per cent […]

Cricket and 4K captivate India viewers


Nothing, not Bollywood movies, not vivid variety shows, not even Comedy Nights with Kapil, comes close to capturing Indian viewers’ attention like a game of cricket. The local derby match between India and Pakistan on February 15th, part of the ICC Cricket World Cup tournament, managed to deliver 288 million viewers (a TVR of 14.8) aged 15 and over. The […]

Good news from Outer Space

The past few days have seen each of the Top 10 satellite operators release their end-of-year results. We have reported on the numbers, but now the number-crunchers have analysed the picture, and the overall impression is that they represent “good news” for the sector. SES, for example on February 25th stated it expected to be leasing about 25 transponders for […]

UK CE market down 2%


The UK’s consumer electronics market decreased by 2 per cent year-on-year in January 2015, according to GfK . TV sales rose by

No 4K for Rio Olympics


The International Olympics Committee  says it has no plans to cover the upcoming 2016 Rio Games in 4K. The decision does not cover further tests on 8K ‘Full’ UHD which will be carried out to link Rio with Japan’s public broadcaster NHK. Yiannis Exarchos, CEO of Olympic Broadcast Services says it has taken its cue from its major broadcasting clients. […]

Forget Ultra-HD: Get ready for Holo-TV

Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) say they have developed technology which could lead to true, and highly affordable, Holographic television. The facts emerged in trade magazine Large Display Monitor (LDM) which quoted the snappily entitled original story: “Frequency division color characterization apparatus for anisotropic leaky mode light modulators”. Daniel Smalley, assistant professor of electrical engineering at BYU, described the […]

SES explains 4K expectations

Last week’s post-results analyst’s teleconference revealed a few important points about satellite operator SES and what it expects to happen in terms of 4K broadcasting this year and next. SES CEO Karin Michel Sabbagh told analysts that they were in ongoing conversations as regards their client’s expectations regarding 4K/UHD transmissions, and not least in terms of the audience size for […]

4K set sales to grow 700%


Research specialist Futuresource Consulting has published its latest 4K report, reviewing the progress in the broadcast, video, and display industries, which notes that although TV set sales are expected to rise close to 700 per cent, the window for 4K may be short lived. According to Futuresource, with the 4K

DirecTV outlines 4K plans

DirecTV released its year-end and Q4 numbers on February 19th, and reporting that it added a net 149,000 subscribers in Q4 and an increase in revenues of 3.8 per cent to $8.92 billion. North American ARPU grew 5 per cent to $117.30, and the year ended with 20.35 million US customers.  Latin America saw a net gain of 903,000 subs […]

YouTube launching ad-free subscription service


Google is preparing to launch an ad-free YouTube subscription service. The online video portal is in the midst of “fine-tuning the experience” which is likely to launch in a few months, according to Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s head of content and business operations, speaking at the Code/Media conference in California. Kyncl added that a subscription offering was important to YouTube because […]

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