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820 UHD channels by 2025

Panasonic-Ultra HD

Research firm NSR forecasts there will be over 820 channels of Ultra-HD delivered via Satellite by 2025. The company’s latest report suggests that DTH will lead the charge, with the technology not only leading to higher ARPUs, but also greater customer retention. NSR forecasts that by 2025,

LG to unveil 21:9 curved monitor at IFA

LG Electronics will be unveiling its newest IPS 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor (model 34UC97) at the IFA 2014 show on September 5th in Berlin, Germany. LG claims it is the world’s first monitor to incorporate a curved IPS screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio. The 34-inch monitor provides “remarkable” picture quality and a range of convenient connectivity options. “Many people […]

Major 4K cross-promotion from Sony

Sony Electronics, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Best Buy, in collaboration with National CineMedia (NCM), have launched the industry’s first cross-promotion created to highlight the 4K entertainment experience. The promotion, which runs from August 15th to September 25th, includes a 30-second spot shown in movie theatres in NCM’s FirstLook movie pre-show, featuring select out-takes from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The […]

4K forecasts ‘too optimistic’

Bright forecasts for consumer use of 4K or Ultra-HD video are overly optimistic, according to a report from TDG. While 4K will ultimately reach the mainstream, it will be a niche market for at least another five years, with widespread viewing of 4K content arriving in 2019 and growing quickly beyond. Joel Espelien, author of the report, notes

OTT services see 4K differentiation opportunities

Ultra-HD

4K or Ultra-HD is the future, but it’s a marathon, not a sprint to higher resolutions. And while 1080p TV screens are the norm and mobile screen resolutions continue to climb, plenty of streamed HD content is still distributed in 720p or lower, say executives at ABI Research. OTT services such as Netflix, VUDU, and M-GO, which exclusively distribute content […]

NanoTech large-format films for UltraFlix 4K network

NanoTech Entertainment, a pioneer in bringing the 4K Ultra-HD experience to consumers, has entered into an agreement securing the rights to Giant Screen features.  With the agreement, NanoTech’s UltraFlix 4K Ultra HD network will offer 15 films originally produced for IMAX and other Giant Screen theatres. 4K Studios, a NanoTech subsidiary, will use its film proprietary post-production processing technology to […]

Surprise bounce for LCD TV market

sonyTV

Liquid-crystal-display television (LCD TV) panels enjoyed unexpected growth in the first half of this year, tied to enthusiastic TV viewing because of the World Cup and other factors that benefited the market, according to a report from IHS. Global LCD TV panel shipments during the first six months of 2014 rose 3 per cent from the same period a year […]

DirecTV commits to 4K

Ultra-HD

DirecTV‘s CEO Mike White says the broadcaster will be able to supply 4K/Ultra-HD content later this year as ‘on demand’ offerings, and says full 4K transmissions are on track for 2015 or 2016. “I’m certainly excited about [4K]. We expect to be able to do 4K VoD before the end of the year. We’re working to secure some content because […]

Telefónica Vivo, Ericsson bring next-gen TV to Brazil

Brazil’s largest communications service provider Telefónica Vivo has chosen Ericsson’s AVP 4000 Encoder Family to boost its TV viewing experience for consumers in Brazil. Furthermore, Telefónica Vivo has begun trials to demonstrate the ability to provide a 4K experience in Brazil. With more content available for more video-enabled devices than ever before, maximising video delivery over available bandwidth and multiple […]

UltraFlix adds 4K concerts, sports videos

NanoTech Entertainment has entered into a distribution agreement to add 45 concerts, music and sports videos as well as horror films to NanoTech’s UltraFlix all Ultra-HD OTT network. 4K Studios, a NanoTech subsidiary, will be creating 4K digital masters from the films. With the addition of a total of 11 concerts, 13 music & performing arts films and 19 sports […]

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