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Fletcher’s I-MOVIX aids 4K

Chicago and London-based equipment facilities house Fletcher Sports is having considerable impact with its I-MOVIX ten-times Ultra-HD slo-mo camera kit. The kit has been used on the current Cricket World Cup 4K coverage to cinema audiences in Australia and New Zealand, as well as on feeds supplied to broadcasters in India. “The images are crisp, the replays are fantastic, and […]

Discovery cautious on 4K

John Honeycutt, Discovery’s CTO, in an interview for the Satellite 2015 ‘Daily’ ahead of the show’s opening, says that even though the network is already making certain programming in 4K/Ultra HD, his channel has no immediate plans to launch a 4K service. He admitted that 2015 will see more hours produced in 4K than last year, “but that number is […]

Animal Planet adds 4K show

Discovery-owned Animal Planet network has made a four-episode series in 4K. The 4 x 22 minute Too Cute show is all about kittens and puppies, and claims to be the first TV series to shoot and post-produce in 4K/60fps. “Discovery Communications has a long and established track record of being among the first to embrace emerging technologies,” said Rick Holzman […]

Ericsson enables Tata Sky 4K

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Communications technology specialist Ericsson has enabled Tata Sky, India’s leading 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 HD video currently available. Ericsson will provide compression technology for 4K […]

SES launches 4K demo channel for UK

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Satellite operator SES is now broadcasting a 4K/Ultra High Definition channel over the UK and Ireland from 28.2 degrees East. The new channel is simulcasting the UHD demonstration channel that is currently at SES’s primary European orbital position of 19.2 degrees East. The channel’s 4K clips features a mix of colourful and extremely detailed scenes that demonstrate the clarity of […]

SES 4K demo channel on Astra 4A

SES has switched on a 4K demo channel from Astra 4A (operating from 4.8 degrees East) and which serves the Scandinavian and Baltic regions.  The demo is already up and running for viewers with suitable Ultra-HD receivers. The channel is a duplicate of the existing 4K channel being transmitted from Astra’s 19.2/19.5 degrees East spot. Viewers using the Viasat pay-TV […]

NHK confirms 8K plans

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An NHK board meeting on January 15th approved the public broadcaster’s three-year plan. The NHK Board set five major objectives for the three years beginning 2015, but also re-stated its vision towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and covering the event (and the Paralympics) in 8K (Super Hi-Vision). NHK will also boost its Internet access and coverage under its ‘total […]

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 […]

Virgin bolsters Sky HD line-up

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Customers of UK cable operator Virgin Media TV can now keep up with the latest news and sports updates from Sky in HD following the launch of Sky News HD on channel 603 and Sky Sports News HQ HD on channel 511 According to Stephane David, Executive Director of Content at Virgin Media, the addition of these channels to its […]

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 […]

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