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OLED inventors for Nobel prize?

The two scientists who invented the Organic Light Emitting Diodes, commonly known as OLEDs, and seen in giant TV sets, smartphones and tablets, are in the running for a Nobel Prize for chemistry. The Awards will be announced on October 8th, and the Intellectual Property & Science unit of Thomson Reuters has studied the probable winners, and its forecasting methods […]

Squid Demos HEVC Solutions at IBC

Realtime H.265 Encode at Half the Bit-Rate of H.264 International Broadcasting Convention, Amsterdam (Sept. 11, 2014): Squid Systems announced demonstrations of industry-leading real-time H.265 HEVC encoding at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Hall 5, Stand C23 at RAI Amsterdam. “Video content is growing faster than worldwide internet bandwidth. As we move forward to HD and 4K UHD resolutions, and […]

Hispasat offers 4K LatAm test channel

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat is to offer a free test channel to enable Latin American pay-TV providers and distributors to air 4K programming in the region. Speaking at the Congresso Latino-Americano Satélites conference in Rio de Janeiro, Elena Pisonero, chairman of Hispasat, told news agency Efe that the operator wanted to encourage regional players to try out and invest in […]

New 4K product range from Panasonic

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Panasonic is revealing its latest range of 4K-enabled products at IFA, one of the world’s largest consumer electronics trade fairs. Extending the current portfolio, the newest products enable users to capture, share and view content in stunning Ultra High Definition quality. Panasonic’s new range of premium 4K devices for 2014 add to an ever-expanding end-to-end product range. In its VIERA […]

Beware of 4K fever

4k and UHD really are the talk of the town just now and are bound to dominate IBC. The September issue of Euromedia, released at the show, contains a comprehensive survey of industry views on the technical validity and real time line of this ‘next generation’ high def era. More than one observer warns it could be déjà ‘view’, all […]

LG Swarovski luxury OLED TV

LG Electronics, with design support from Swarovski, the renowned Austrian jeweler, will unveil a one-of-a-kind curved OLED TV at IFA Berlin. Featuring a streamlined stand studded with shimmering crystals complemented by the precise colours of the OLED’s self-lighting pixels, this advanced TV is said to “exude elegance beyond compare”. With a paper-thin depth of 4mm and a weight of 16kg, […]

More UHD TVs shipped in Q2 than all of 2013

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More Ultra-HD TV sets were shipped in Q2 2014 than shipped all year in 2013. According to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, 2.1 million sets were shipped in Q2, compared to 1.6 million in 2013. Brands introduced their 2014 model ranges in Q2, with a clear focus on Ultra-HD as the “must-have” consumer feature for high-end […]

4K trial for Chunghwa Telecom

Chunghwa Telecom, the leading telecommunications operator in Taiwan, is undertaking a trial project for a new 4K HEVC streaming service using solutions from content delivery network technology specialist Broadpeak. Utilising Broadpeak’s server and CDN manager solutions that support the HEVC compression standard and set-top boxes, Chunghwa Telecom  delivers 4K VoD and NVoD content to a wide range of devices, while […]

LG bringing giant OLED to market

South Korea’s LG Electronics are ramping up production for wide-scale availability of their giant – and curved – 77” and 65” OLED TV screens with 4K/Ultra-HDTV (3840 x 2160) resolution. The units will be on show at IFA Berlin next week. “With 33 million sub-pixels working to produce the most lifelike colours and infinite contrast ratio, viewers will feel like […]

Samsung TV prices fall 13% in H1 2014

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Although Samsung is a leader in the growing Ultra-HD TV segment, average selling prices for Samsung TVs fell 13 per cent in the first half of 2014 compared to the previous year according to Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices (CHD) service report. Other key findings from the report include: – Samsung’s TV shipments grew by 16 per cent in the […]

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