Category archives for: HD/3D

UHD progressing faster than HD


In an update of where Ultra-HD/4K is today, a study by IHS-Consumer Electronics & Video Technology says the technology has “hit the ground running, and is about 10 years ahead of where HD TV was just two years after standards ratification”. But IHS also issues a warning saying that

JSAT 4K channels launching March 2015

Japan already has a 4K ‘test’ channel on air, but Sky Perfect JSAT, the Japanese satellite broadcsater, has revealed it will launch two 4K/Ultra-HD channels on March 1st next year. The two 4K channels will be broadcast as part of Sky Perfect’s premium service, although whether an additional payment will be needed has yet to be specified. The two channels […]

OLED inventors for Nobel prize?

The two scientists who invented the Organic Light Emitting Diodes, commonly known as OLEDs, and seen in giant TV sets, smartphones and tablets, are in the running for a Nobel Prize for chemistry. The Awards will be announced on October 8th, and the Intellectual Property & Science unit of Thomson Reuters has studied the probable winners, and its forecasting methods […]

3net channel closes

3net, the all-3D channel backed by Discovery, Sony and IMAX, has closed. Highly-regarded CEO Tom Cosgrove has already switched responsibilities within the Discovery family and is now GM at Discovery Family Channel (DFC), a rebranded channel formed out of Hub Network, and which will concentrate on family-skewing material from Discovery’s output plus content from 40 per cent partner Hasbro.  DFC […]

‘Miami’ box brings 4K

French telco Bouygues Telecom is testing 4K transmission using its ‘Miami’ hybrid set-top box. The Android-based box blends all incoming source signals from the basic IPTV head-end transmission as well as live DVB broadcasts, OTT and Internet on Demand source material.  It can also handle 4K signals. The 4K Ultra-HDTV signals are full 3840 x 2160 pixel in size, and […]

4K F1 feed from Tata


CDN provider Tata Communications has become the first company to deliver a live 4K feed from a Formula 1 event. The landmark was achieved during the first practice session at the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, where live footage was delivered end-to-end over Tata Communications’ Global Video Connect Network, to Formula One Management’s (FOM) Technical HQ in […]

CEA unveils new logos for 4K UHD displays

US trade body the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has unveiled new logos to designate 4K Ultra High-Definition TVs, monitors and projectors for the home that meet CEA’s voluntary core characteristics for 4K Ultra HD display products announced earlier this year. As devised by CEA’s Ultra HD Communications Working Group and approved without any objections by CEA’s Video Division Board, the […]

Broadcom SoC powers S Korea 4K

Korea Telecom (KT) has integrated ultra-high-definition system-on-a-Chip (SoC) from Broadcom into KT set-top-boxes to power its 4K IPTV service, Olleh GiGA Ultra-HD. The SoC ensures 4K delivery at 60 frames per second in 10-bit colour. “KT has planned to provide more than 500 4K programmes by the end of 2014. The telco has launched STBs in South Korea earlier this […]

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 […]

Eutelsat cautious on U-HD

Whereas his counterparts at SES have suggested that Europe will see its first commercial Ultra-HD channels as early as 2016, Markus Fritz, Eutelsat’s Director of Commercial Development and Marketing has expressed a more cautious note, suggesting that any such launches are dependent on business models being developed. “The content is waiting, but operators must consider their return on investment. We […]

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