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CEA: Viewers want 4K UHD, Smart TVs

While the television remains viewers’ primary means of accessing video content, the number of consumers watching video content via streaming (63 per cent) is gaining on those who watch through a traditional service provider (68 per cent), according to a pair of new studies from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). CEA’s

Sharp technology “167% improvement on 4K”


The broadcast display industry is already moving beyond the 8.3 megapixels needed to reflect 4K Ultra-HD. Most display manufacturers use even more ‘pixels’ in the 4K rendering by sub-dividing the 8.3 megapixels into three components (a red, green and blue subpixel). But Japanese manufacturer Sharp has used the giant CES show to argue that its 66 million subpixels gives the […]

DirecTV confirms 2 satellites for 4K

DirecTV used International CES in Las Vegas to confirm that it will have two satellites serving its 4K needs across the USA. Philip Goswitz, an SVP at DirecTV, added that one recently-launched satellite is now operational and the other is going up in May, he said. Goswitz said that the industry needed common standards, and establishing those standards was his […]

Akamai: Internet evolves for connected lifestyles

Akamai Technologies, a provider of cloud services, has released its Third Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds and broadband adoption across fixed and mobile networks, overall attack traffic, global 4K readiness, and IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation. The […]

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 […]

Accenture: UHD sales could slow


The growth in sales of HD TVs and tablets could be set to slow as the market matures and consumers are become interested in new devices including wearable and smart home devices, according to Accenture. According to Accenture’s report, Engaging the Digital Consumer in the New Connected World, which polled 24,000 consumers in 24 countries, fewer people intend

CEA: “4K UHD is our future”

4K Ultra High-Definition (4K UHD) television is poised for strong growth in the coming years according to new sales and forecast figures and consumer research to be released this week by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Shipments of 4K UHD displays are projected to reach four million units in 2015, marking a 208 per cent increase over 2014 according to […]

4K STB from DISH

US satellite pay-TV operator DISH Network is claiming it is the first to launch a 4K ‘Ultra HD’ set-top box. Named the 4K Joey, the unit is designed to integrate easily with DISH’s Hopper Whole Home HD DVR system. DISH says that unlike other 4K pay-TV options which are confined to an app on select TVs, the DISH 4K Joey […]

ATSC3.0 demo at CES

Samsung Electronics, Comark and TeamCast will demonstrate the world’s first terrestrial broadcast of full ATSC3.0 technology at International CES 2015 in Las Vegas. The demonstration will show a live transmission of MPEG-H HEVC Ultra HD video and MPEG-H 3D audio content. The transmission signal is received from a Comark 600 W UHF transmitter, located in the Black Mountain, Las Vegas […]

Android push for Philips TVs

TP Vision – which develops, manufactures and markets Philips-branded TV sets in Europe, Russia, Middle East, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and selected countries in Asia-Pacific – is pushing on with its integration of the Android operating system into Philips TVs. Almost the entire 2015 range of Philips TVs, including Philips Smart TVs and all Philips UHD TVs, will be powered […]

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