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EBU uses NovelSat for 4K World Cup

Last week, the EBU treated World Cup viewers to 4K resolution. Using NovelSat satellite modulators, the EBU broadcast three full live World Cup games from Brazil in Ultra-HD quality, including the Final between Germany and Argentina. According to Graham Warren Network Director at EBU, broadcasting such a widely-viewed event as the World Cup Final in 4K was an interesting challenge […]

Philips Ultra-HD TV powered by Android

TP Vision, the first European TV brand to bring TVs powered by Android to the market, has announced its latest entry to its range of Ultra-HD Ambilight TVs powered by Android. Certified by Google, easy access to the Google Play Store and the existing Philips Smart TV opens up a variety of TV content, games, apps and services. The 65PUS9809 […]

LG roll-up Ultra-HD screen

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LG has released two new paper-thin TV panels, with one that is so flexible it can be rolled into a 3cm diameter tube. The company says it will produce a 60in (152cm) Ultra HD rollable TV by 2017. The new flexible panel has a resolution of 1,200×810, which is left undistorted even after it has been rolled into a 3cm […]

4.7m flat panel TVs sold in SE Asia this year


Retail sales tracking by market research company GfK reveal that more TV sets were being sold in every single market across the SouthEast Asia region in the month prior to the commencement of the WorldC up. GfK retail audit of TV sales for May 2014 reported nearly 957,000 units sold for the combined markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, […]

Box office boosts China 3D


China’s 3D-based box office revenues have grown fivefold since 2010, and show no sign of letting up. Indeed, whether it is in the movie theatre or on the TV set, China is very much keeping the flame of 3D alive. North America’s enthusiasm for 3D has – at best – flattened, if the cinema box office is any guide.  The […]

Satellites ‘key’ to future networks

European satellite operators have underlined the crucial role that satellite plays in the roll-out of future digital infrastructures. The European Satellite Operators Association (ESOA), represented by its Secretary General, Aarti Holla, and by the CEO of SES, Karim Michel Sabbagh, participated in a high-level meeting between leading EU political and business representatives in Venice. Sabbagh, President and CEO of SES […]

Ultra-HD TV shipments to grow 160% to 2017

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Worldwide Ultra-HD TV shipments will see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 160 per cent from 2013 to 2017, soaring from 1.5 million units to 68.2 million, according to Digitimes Research. Digitimes Research estimates that

TataSky climbs aboard India’s 4K push

Only a day after rivals Videocon d2h announced it would be launching an Ultra-HD/4K service before the end of this year, TataSky also said that 4K was high in their sights for subscribers. The giant Indian pay-TV operator used a demonstration event in Mumbai on July 4th to showcase the FIFA World Cup quarter-final (France vs Germany) game, transmitted in […]

Sony scores with 4K World Cup screening


Sony – together with a range of technical partners – is claiming a new milestone in live sports entertainment with the world-first screening July 4th in 4K Ultra High Definition of the France versus Germany World Cup quarter final match at the Vue multiplex at Westfield, London. Sony and Vue Cinemas were working with technical partners Eutelsat, DSAT Cinema and […]

India to get Ultra-HD

Videocon’s d2h pay-TV service is to offer consumers 4K/Ultra-HD transmissions, and says it is determined to be first to the India market and ahead of TataSky, Dish TV and the other DTH suppliers. Videocon d2h has some 11 million subscribers, and the market is anticipating it mounting an IPO this year. Videocon d2h currently supplies 22 HD channels to subscribers, […]

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