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Quantum dot tech for LG UHD TVs

LG Electronics will unveil a new 4K Ultra HD TV with quantum dot technology as part of its expanded TV line-up at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. LG’s 4K Ultra HD TVs with quantum dot technology will offer a wider colour palette and improved colour saturation than conventional LCD TVs and will be available in 2015 to complement […]

Deluxe expands 4K capabilities of OnDemand

Deluxe has announced key capabilities and feature enhancements to its cloud-based content supply and VoD management solution, Deluxe OnDemand. These key features enable service providers to launch 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) services immediately—and without additional infrastructure investment or workflow costs. Deluxe OnDemand also mitigates the risk of investing in new technologies emerging in the 4K market, while helping operators speed the […]

Czech/Slovak broadcasters in Ultra HD tests

Satellite broadcaster SES has confirmed that Ceska Televize (CT), RTVS and Ceske Radiokomunikace are to begin test broadcasts of Ultra HD content via SES’s ASTRA 3B satellite. The Czech Republic public TV provider CT and Slovakian public broadcaster RTVS, in co-operation with leading Czech provider of digital infrastructure Ceske Radiokomunikace, are spearheading the first Ultra HD broadcast trial via ASTRA […]

Amazon confirms Ultra-HD streaming

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Amazon has confirmed that that Prime members and all customers can now instantly enjoy blockbuster movies, hit TV shows and Amazon Original Series, in Ultra-HD picture quality. Ultra-HD movies and TV shows are accessible through the Amazon Instant Video app on compatible Ultra-HD Smart TVs. Available at no additional cost to their membership, Amazon Prime members can now binge watch […]

4EVER captures UHD Phase 2

The French 4EVER consortium, which is testing and developing technologies for Ultra-HD, says that it captured a sporting event and music concert in the UHD Phase 2 format. UHD Phase 2 demands higher dynamic range in its image capture and high frame-rates. Julien Libouban, a member of the 4EVER technical team, says that the concert (the Transmusicales music festival in […]

SES cracks 4K from O3b

O3b is a constellation of Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites backed by Luxembourg-based operator SES. Unlike geostationary satellites which orbit at very high levels above the Earth, these MEOs fly around the planet at heights of 5009 miles and at very high speed. Nevertheless, SES has demonstrated that O3b can also comfortably handle HD video and even Ultra HD. SES’ […]

93% of viewers impressed by 4K

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Strategy Analytics says that consumer awareness of Ultra-HD or 4K television is growing steadily, and that 93 per cent of those who have seen the technology in action have found it ‘extremely or somewhat’ impressive. Strategy Analytics’ latest ConsumerMetrics survey conducted with 2,001 US-based participants during November. The percentage of respondents who are aware of the term ‘Ultra HD’ rose […]

Russia’s MTS starts 4K transmissions

Russia’s Mobile Tele Systems (MTS) is test broadcasting 4K signals on its satellite-based pay-TV service. MTS says that it will debut full transmissions once reception equipment is available for consumers. According to Comnews.Ru the broadcaster plans to use the more efficient DVB-S2 transmission standard, and to also boost the number of HDTV channels carried. MTS owns 62 per cent of […]

Civolution boosts Wuaki.tv Ultra HD content protection

Civolution, the solutions specilaist for identifying, managing and monetising content and the European streaming service Wuaki.tv, part of Rakuten Group, the world’s third largest e-commerce company, have conformed the integration and deployment of Civolution’s content protection technology NexGuard, which is enabling Wuaki.tv to roll out session-based watermarking for Ultra HD movies. The Wuaki.tv platform aims to become Europe’s best way […]

4K “milestone” for DirecTV-14

DirecTV’s latest satellite, its fourteenth, was successfully launched out of French Guyana on December 6th, and will be a “significant milestone” in DirecTV’s build-up of its 4K/Ultra-HDTV services. Phil Goswitz, DirecTV’s SVP/Space and Communications, speaking from the launch, congratulated rocket company Arianespace as well as Space Systems/Loral, the satellite’s builder on the success, adding: “Today we achieved a significant milestone […]

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