Category archives for: Ultra-HD/4K

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 […]

“First European 4K channels in 2016”

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Ferdinand Kayser, CCO at Luxembourg-based satellite operator, says he firmly expects some key European broadcasters to have 4K channels on air during 2016. “The catalyst will undoubtedly be the UEFA soccer and that year’s Olympics from Brazil.” He said he expected some important pay-TV broadcasters, such as Canal+, to start closing their Standard Definition services soon. Kayser also announced that […]

SES, SmarDTV, Samsung demo encypted U-HD

SES, SmarDTV, a Kudelski Group company and Samsung Electronics. will be demonstrating its first end-to-end encrypted Ultra HD content – via an SES satellite to a Samsung Ultra HD TV by using a SmarDTV CI Plus CAM module at IBC 2014. The demonstration will mark a major milestone for the Ultra HD broadcast chain, as it is the first time […]

SatLink to stream underwater 4K broadcast

Guinness World Record attempt at world’s first live 4K video captured by a smartphone will be streamed to more than half-a-million viewers Jerusalem/Amsterdam – IBC show– 12th September, 2014: SatLink Communications, a global teleport, content management, internet delivery and HD playout services provider, will today enable streaming of the world’s first underwater 4K video, captured by a 4K-enabled smartphone, to […]

Net Insight enables 4K/8K transport

Net Insight, a developer of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, has unveiled the Nimbra OT 100, that enables broadcasters and media operators to efficiently and cost-effectively distribute live 4K and 8K ultra high-definition television (UHDTV) productions. The increased demand for media transport capacity has been driven by the need for higher bandwidth for today’s […]

Analyst: TV industry facing major disruption

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This year’s World Cup shows that the dream of TV everywhere has become a reality, according to analyst firm CCS Insight. However, on the eve of IBC in Amsterdam, the company has warned that the TV industry will face major disruption over the next few years. Traditional broadcasters will come under threat from new business models, technologies and new ways […]

Ultra-HD TVs fast penetrating China market

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Approximately 14 million Ultra-HD TV sets have been shipped globally in 2014, penetrating 6-7 per cent of the overall TV market, according to WitsView, a subsidiary of the Taiwan-based market intelligence firm TrendForce. Chinese vendors, including Skyworth, Changhong and Hisense, have the highest penetration rates. The six largest Chinese brands,

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