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83% unfamiliar with Ultra-HD


According to research from The Diffusion Group (TDG), short-term demand for 4K/Ultra-HD televisions is hindered by two simple but structurally important fundamentals: a widespread lack of awareness among consumers and a marked sensitivity to the costs of these advanced sets. TDG research indicates that more than eight in ten adult broadband users have never heard of or are unfamiliar with […]

Commonwealth Games Ultra-HD showcase for BBC R&D

BBC Research and Development has announced a range of new trials and public demonstrations as part of its Commonwealth Games showcase. These experiments bring together a wide range of industry partners and are helping to shape BBC R&D’s vision for the future of TV, and include a number of broadcasting milestones: The first ever Ultra-HD broadcast of a Commonwealth Games […]

Envivio powers UHD transmission of NRJ HITS in France

French viewers can now watch music videos in Ultra HD with four times the resolution of current HD TV for eye-popping clarity and color richness never seen before. Envivio, a provider of software-based video processing and delivery solutions, has announced that its 4K Ultra HD compression technology is being used by French broadcaster TDF to transmit programming in Ultra HD TV for NRJ […]

EBU sets out UHDTV positioning

The European Broadcasting Union’s Technical Committee has released a positioning statement – TR028 – on Ultra HD intended to guide strategic decisions in regard to UHDTV and future TV services. It is addressed at Senior Management of EBU Members and other broadcasters and at anyone who is a stakeholder in the audiovisual content industries. In accordance with the wishes of […]

Hisense launches Ultra-HD Android TVs in Oz


Hisense Australia, a specialist in consumer electronics and home appliances, has confirmed that its 2014 range of Ultra-HD TV’s is now in-store at select Bing Lee, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and The Good Guys stores around Australia. The latest array brings a new generation of Ultra-HD TVs equipped with the Google certified VISION Smart TV and integrated Google services. Available […]

Virgin offers Sky Sports Season Ticket


Virgin Media has unveiled its new ‘Season Ticket’ offer. Available to new and existing customers until the close of the transfer widow at the end of August, the Season Ticket gives ten months access to Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3, Sky Sports 4 and Sky Sports 5 for a one-off upfront cost of £150. A statement […]

EBU uses NovelSat for 4K World Cup

Last week, the EBU treated World Cup viewers to 4K resolution. Using NovelSat satellite modulators, the EBU broadcast three full live World Cup games from Brazil in Ultra-HD quality, including the Final between Germany and Argentina. According to Graham Warren Network Director at EBU, broadcasting such a widely-viewed event as the World Cup Final in 4K was an interesting challenge […]

Philips Ultra-HD TV powered by Android

TP Vision, the first European TV brand to bring TVs powered by Android to the market, has announced its latest entry to its range of Ultra-HD Ambilight TVs powered by Android. Certified by Google, easy access to the Google Play Store and the existing Philips Smart TV opens up a variety of TV content, games, apps and services. The 65PUS9809 […]

LG roll-up Ultra-HD screen

flex - LG

LG has released two new paper-thin TV panels, with one that is so flexible it can be rolled into a 3cm diameter tube. The company says it will produce a 60in (152cm) Ultra HD rollable TV by 2017. The new flexible panel has a resolution of 1,200×810, which is left undistorted even after it has been rolled into a 3cm […]

4.7m flat panel TVs sold in SE Asia this year


Retail sales tracking by market research company GfK reveal that more TV sets were being sold in every single market across the SouthEast Asia region in the month prior to the commencement of the WorldC up. GfK retail audit of TV sales for May 2014 reported nearly 957,000 units sold for the combined markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, […]

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