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FIFA: World Cup will be in 4K, and 8K

Scolari and Neymar reflect on Brazil's Confederations Cup victory - video

Football’s governing body FIFA says its upcoming World Cup tournament from Brazil will be carried by some broadcasters in 4K. Niclas Ericson, head of FIFA’s TV Division, speaking at MIPTV in Cannes, said FIFA was working 24/7 to capture the event, not only in HDTV, but also in 4K and even 8K. “We are working hard to finalise all the [...]

6m curved TV shipments in 2017

After spending almost two decades trying to make TVs flatter, curved TVs emerged again last year. According to NPD DisplaySearch , curved TV display shipments are now forecast to reach nearly 800,000 units in 2014, and are expected to exceed 6 million units by the end of 2017. Curved TV is a design differentiator that is expected to reach its [...]

Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH: NAB 2014 – The new SpycerBox Cell modular storage solution delivers data rates for formats up to 8K

At booth SL1605, a premiere will be taking place at NAB. With the launch of SpycerBox Cell, Rohde & Schwarz DVS will be presenting an unprecedented level of performance and density: 30 SSD, SAS or SATA drives mounted on a tray-based carrier system and housed in a single chassis measuring just 1U high. In addition, the powerful drives can be [...]

4K TV “is no gimmick” says SMPTE

4K TV is on its way, and many of the current problems are rapidly being solved, says Pete Putman, president of Roam Consulting and a frequent participant in SMPTE organised events. In a SMPTE ‘hot button’ paper, released to coincide with the opening of NAB, he says that 4K television now represents a “meaningful substance to the industry”. “I often [...]

Envivio enhances 4K encoding software

Envivio has announced a new multiprocessor software approach for real-time 4K Ultra HD HEVC (H.265) compression using Envivio Muse encoding software. By distributing HEVC encoding across multiple server nodes, this architecture is designed to provide the power to perform high quality Ultra HD compression on industry-standard servers—enabling seamless migration to HEVC and cost-effective, scalable deployment in the datacenter and cloud. [...]

Intelsat, BT, Ericsson, Newtec and Sony demo next steps to make 4K a commercial reality

Intelsat, a provider of satellite services, along with partners BT Group, Ericsson, Sony and Newtec, will demonstrate the next iteration of a true 4K Ultra High Definition Television, end-to-end video transmission over satellite to the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada during the 2014 NAB Show.  The demos will take place at Intelsat’s booth located in the South [...]

Pope embraces 3D and 4K TV

Later this month, on April 27th, Pope Francis will canonise two previous pontiffs as saints in a lavish ceremony in St Peter’s Square, Rome. The event will be broadcast live in 3D by Sky Italia and carried on the 3D channels of BSkyB and Sky Deutschland, and also beamed around the world to cinemas in North and South America and [...]

Half Spanish homes have HD

Flag of Spain

HD is gaining momentum in Spain with 7.8 million homes out of the total 16.8 million TV households enjoying HD transmissions, a growth of 8.7 per cent, according to SES Astra. Most of HD broadcasts are received through DTT, with 5.83 million homes, up 6.4 per cent, and an offer of 6 HD channels. HD satellite transmissions are present in [...]

Research: 4K will grow quicker than HD

Parks Associates has revealed new research predicting 4K TVs will follow a similar, but faster, growth pattern as HDTVs, which have reached 82 per cent of US broadband households after 15 years on the market. The research “4K Today: Bringing Ultra HD to Market” predicts 4K TVs will reach mass-market pricing in the next 2-3 years and top 80 per [...]

IHS: 3D fall continues

A report by IHS Technology reveals that the market share of 3D movies has fallen for the fourth year in a row. On average during 2013, 3D titles generated just 41.4 per cent of their total revenues from 3D screens. More than half of titles failed

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