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Amazon confirms Ultra-HD streaming

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Amazon has confirmed that that Prime members and all customers can now instantly enjoy blockbuster movies, hit TV shows and Amazon Original Series, in Ultra-HD picture quality. Ultra-HD movies and TV shows are accessible through the Amazon Instant Video app on compatible Ultra-HD Smart TVs. Available at no additional cost to their membership, Amazon Prime members can now binge watch […]

Russia’s MTS starts 4K transmissions

Russia’s Mobile Tele Systems (MTS) is test broadcasting 4K signals on its satellite-based pay-TV service. MTS says that it will debut full transmissions once reception equipment is available for consumers. According to Comnews.Ru the broadcaster plans to use the more efficient DVB-S2 transmission standard, and to also boost the number of HDTV channels carried. MTS owns 62 per cent of […]

UltraFlix 4K for Samsung UHD TVs

Entertainment technology specialist NanoTech Entertainment has signed an agreement with Samsung Electronics America for the UltraFlix 4K streaming channel to be launched on all 2014 Samsung Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TVs. The transactional VoD 4K network is available immediately on Samsung UHD TVs as a featured 4K App. With UltraFlix, Samsung UHD TV customers will have one-click access to more than […]

Amazon Prime: ‘No UHD premium’

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Amazon has confirmed it will not charge Prime Instant Video members who own a 4K compatible television a premium to stream Ultra-HD content. Michael Paull, Amazon’s Vice President of Digital Video said: “We want to be the best entertainment destination for customers. We’re confident that offering Ultra-HD content, whether it’s a TV series or a film, will help create the […]

Sky Deutschland airing 4K concert

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Sky Deutschland is partnering with with Sony Music to broadcast live coverage of the forthcoming live tour of hip-hop band Die Fantaschischen Vier/Fanta 4 in Ultra-HD. As part of the partnership, Sky Deutschland will deliver the first 4K coverage of a live concert on German TV from Fanta 4’s December 20th concert in Stuttgart’s Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle. The event will be broadcast […]

3D lifts RealD revenues

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3D technology company RealD says that despite some challenges over the past couple of quarters, and since the success of Hollywood blockbuster Gravity, its 3D licensing revenues have recovered and would be further improved by the upcoming 3D release of Lionsgate’s Insurgent, and to be followed by other high-profile releases including Avengers: Age of Ultron movie as well as the […]

“4K is crucial” says Wim Wenders

Noted film director Wim Wenders has praised television’s increased use of 4K content capture. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the beatification of Pope Paul VI in Rome – captured by Vatican TV in Ultra-HD and with technical support from DBW Communications – Wenders said the technology is crucial. “But 4K is unforgiving! Unlike His Holiness the Pope, 4K sees […]

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 […]

SatLink to stream underwater 4K broadcast

Guinness World Record attempt at world’s first live 4K video captured by a smartphone will be streamed to more than half-a-million viewers Jerusalem/Amsterdam – IBC show– 12th September, 2014: SatLink Communications, a global teleport, content management, internet delivery and HD playout services provider, will today enable streaming of the world’s first underwater 4K video, captured by a 4K-enabled smartphone, to […]

4EVER shoots Equestrian Games in 8K

The French 4EVER Consortium, backed by the likes of France Televisions and Orange Labs, is shooting 8K/UHD-2 at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, currently taking place. The experimental filming started September 2nd and the event is being captured in extremely high frame rates of up to 200 fps, as well as testing high dynamic range options and 4K […]

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