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SES launches 4K demo channel for UK


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


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


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


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’


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


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 […]

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