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LG Q2 up 165%


LG Electronics has revealed a 165 per cent increase in Q2 net profit compared with the same period last year, reflecting strong earnings from both the TV and mobile operations. LG reported Q2 2014 net profit of KRW 412 billion ($399.8 million) and operating profit of KRW 606 billion, an increase of 26.5 per cent year-over-year. Unaudited Q2 consolidated revenues […]

UHD TVs lack market penetration

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Ultra-HD TVs continued to make slow and steady inroads throughout the world, but their share of the overall flat-panel TV market remained minimal by the end of May, suggesting that Ultra-HD TV pricing in the market remains too high to gain meaningful share, according to a report from IHS Technology. Among the top 13 brands for

Broadcasting Unions unite against TV spectrum release

The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) – the coordinating body for broadcasting unions who represent broadcaster networks across the globe – has released an official joint position on radio spectrum allocation, stating their support to maintain the allocation of UHF frequencies (470 to 694 MHz) currently used for terrestrial TV broadcasting. The WBU says that broadcasters from all over the world […]

CE revenues to hit $211bn this year

Driven in part by the skyrocketing sales of connected devices, revenues for the consumer electronics (CE) industry are projected to grow two per cent in 2014, reaching a record high of $211.3 billion, according to US Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts 2010-2015, the semi-annual industry report released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). CEA’s consensus forecast reflects US factory sales-to-dealers […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Ultra-HD TV shipments to grow 160% to 2017

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Worldwide Ultra-HD TV shipments will see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 160 per cent from 2013 to 2017, soaring from 1.5 million units to 68.2 million, according to Digitimes Research. Digitimes Research estimates that

Sony scores with 4K World Cup screening


Sony – together with a range of technical partners – is claiming a new milestone in live sports entertainment with the world-first screening July 4th in 4K Ultra High Definition of the France versus Germany World Cup quarter final match at the Vue multiplex at Westfield, London. Sony and Vue Cinemas were working with technical partners Eutelsat, DSAT Cinema and […]

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