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Panasonic’s upgraded 4K professional displays


At either €26,390 or €54,480 the latest Ultra-HD displays from Panasonic are not likely to find many consumer purchasers. But Panasonic’s 84” and 98” 4K display monsters can be very appealing for professional applications. For a start the displays are in special ruggedised housings, with an additional protective glass panel on the front of the display and the whole device […]

DirecTV lays out 4K plans

As previously reported by Advanced-Television, DirecTV has again confirmed it is working on a US nationwide introduction of 4K transmissions. CEO Mike White told financial analysts that the pay-TV broadcaster would be ready for 4K. “We always want to be leading our industry,” he said, “and 4K is no exception. White said a deal with Samsung of South Korea would […]

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 […]

SES readies for 4K over Brazil

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Satellite operator SES has received approval from Brazil’s telecoms regulator Anatel to operate a satellite from the 48 degree West orbital position. SES won an auction earlier this year for the rights to use the slot. SES-owned NSS-806 will exploit the position with both C-band and Ku-band transmissions, of which 28 transponders can be targeted at Brazil.  The satellite has […]

UHD leads TV set sales

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The 4K/UHD format is the driver of growth within the flat panel television category, with US sales reaching $668 million so far this year, now accounting for more than 7 per cent of overall revenue through October 25, 2014, according to The NPD Group’s Weekly Tracking Service. “This has been a year of increased awareness and an evolution in pricing […]

3D lifts RealD revenues


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 […]

Super Bowl to get 6 UHD cameras

On February 1 2015 Super Bowl XLIX takes place at Glendale, Arizona, homes of the Arizona Cardinals. According to panellists at the recent SMPTE gathering in Hollywood, television coverage will be improved by the probable presence of up to six 4K/UHD cameras. However, they’ll not be used for transmission. The game is being covered by NBC, although it was Fox […]

Harmonic “more confident” about 4K in 2015

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Patrick Harshman, president/CEO at Harmonic, speaking to analysts following the company’s Q3/2014 results, said that Harmonic was increasingly seeing broadcasters “coming off” HD and finding ways of investing in Ultra HD/4K. “The past quarter we’ve grown incrementally more confident than Ultra HD 4K services will become real starting in 2015, and that these will be delivered through the option of […]

Vizrt for 4K Ryder Cup Golf trial

Vizrt, a provider of production systems for the digital media industry, has delivered a successful 4K graphics workflow for Sky Sports’ Ultra HD trial at the recent 2014 Ryder Cup. The 4K trial follows the Sky Sports’ 4K test carried out at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. To enable the Ryder Cup coverage, Vizrt provided two 4K-compatible newly-released v3.7.0 […]

LG Display: Q3 profits up 191%


South Korea’s LG Display reported record revenues (up 9 per cent y-o-y) which translated into a 191 per cent increase in operating profits, and with an EBITDA margin of 20 percent. A healthy trading quarter meant LG Display’s cashflow was also in positive territory, starting the quarter at Korean Won 2.2 trillion, and ending at 2.4 trillion Won. Hee Yeon […]

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