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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 […]

CEA: Viewers want 4K UHD, Smart TVs

While the television remains viewers’ primary means of accessing video content, the number of consumers watching video content via streaming (63 per cent) is gaining on those who watch through a traditional service provider (68 per cent), according to a pair of new studies from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). CEA’s

Industry majors form UHD Alliance

Leading Hollywood studios, consumer electronics brands, content distributors, post-production and technology companies have combined to launch the UHD (Ultra High Definition) Alliance – a new coalition of companies united to set the bar for next generation video entertainment by establishing new standards to support innovation in video technologies including 4K and higher resolutions, high dynamic range, wider colour gamut and […]

Accenture: UHD sales could slow

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The growth in sales of HD TVs and tablets could be set to slow as the market matures and consumers are become interested in new devices including wearable and smart home devices, according to Accenture. According to Accenture’s report, Engaging the Digital Consumer in the New Connected World, which polled 24,000 consumers in 24 countries, fewer people intend

4K STB from DISH

US satellite pay-TV operator DISH Network is claiming it is the first to launch a 4K ‘Ultra HD’ set-top box. Named the 4K Joey, the unit is designed to integrate easily with DISH’s Hopper Whole Home HD DVR system. DISH says that unlike other 4K pay-TV options which are confined to an app on select TVs, the DISH 4K Joey […]

ATSC3.0 demo at CES

Samsung Electronics, Comark and TeamCast will demonstrate the world’s first terrestrial broadcast of full ATSC3.0 technology at International CES 2015 in Las Vegas. The demonstration will show a live transmission of MPEG-H HEVC Ultra HD video and MPEG-H 3D audio content. The transmission signal is received from a Comark 600 W UHF transmitter, located in the Black Mountain, Las Vegas […]

Android push for Philips TVs

TP Vision – which develops, manufactures and markets Philips-branded TV sets in Europe, Russia, Middle East, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and selected countries in Asia-Pacific – is pushing on with its integration of the Android operating system into Philips TVs. Almost the entire 2015 range of Philips TVs, including Philips Smart TVs and all Philips UHD TVs, will be powered […]

Samsung unveils SUHD TVs

Samsung Electronics has unveiled an extensive line-up of SUHD TVs – setting a new standard in premium UHD content, it claims. Samsung says its SUHD TVs surpasses the limitations of previous displays, delivering superior picture quality with stunning contrast, striking brightness and spectacular colour. “Our innovative heritage and spirit continue to push the boundaries of the home entertainment experience to […]

Sensio launches UHD format for 3DTV

3D video specialist Sensio Technologies has launched Sensio 3D/4K, its new 3D format optimised for the latest generation of ultra-high definition (UHD) 3DTVs. Compatible with all video compression codecs including HEVC, the format makes it possible to distribute 3D HD content without any stereoscopic compression loss, achieving an image quality the company says is superior to every spatial compression format, […]

Roku preps 4K, extends set deals

Entertainment streaming platform specialist Roku has revealed plans to support 4K Ultra HD streaming for future Roku TV models. The company has prepared a Roku TV reference design for 4K smart TVs for license to TV OEM partners. Global TV manufacturer TCL, which released TCL Roku TV models last year, is an initial partner to build 4K models. In addition, […]

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