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Ericsson enables Tata Sky 4K

Communications technology specialist Ericsson has enabled Tata Sky, India`s leading direct-to-home (DTH) operator, to launch the first commercial 4K video service in the subcontinent. With the launch of the Tata Sky 4K service, customers subscribing to this service can watch video up to four times the resolution of the standard high definition (HD) video currently available. Ericsson will provide compression […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

New ‘ultra-thin’ TVs later in 2015

Glass manufacturing specialist Corning says it has developed new ‘ultra-thin’ glass suitable for LCD television screens. A report in trade magazine Display Daily by Chris Chinnock says that Corning’s ‘Iris’ glass sheets will enable next—generation TV sets to be routinely less than 10 mm thick. The report says that thin glass usually means a compensating ‘thickness’ in terms of the […]

UK Ultra-HD could hit 1m units


The forecasts for 4K/Ultra HD take-up this year have exceeded all expectations. 2014 saw around 200,000 UHD units sold in Britain (3 per cent of the market), and this year’s forecasts could see as many as 995,000 large-format 4K sets sold. The data comes from market analyst GfK, and were presented at the SES-sponsored 4K/Ultra HD conference in London. GfK […]

France: 800,000 UHD TV sales in 2015


Ultra-HD TV sets were in 210,000 French households last year, and sales of 800,000 4K units are forecast for the country in 2015. According to GfK figures,

UHD panel market $30bn by 2020

According to a report from Transparency Market Research, the market for ultra-high definition (UHD) panels globally is estimated to reach $30.4 billion by 2020. In terms of volume sale, the market for UHD

Tata Sky claims 4K first

Indian direct-to-home satellite operator Tata Sky has launched the country’s first 4K set-top box. The STB will be available for existing and new subscribers to enjoy upcoming One-day International and World Cup cricket matches in Ultra HD 4k picture clarity. Prospective subscribers can now reserve their Tata Sky 4K STB at just Rs 6,400 (€87) while existing subscribers can acquire […]

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