Category archives for: Ultra-HD/4K

Sony expects Ultra HD TV sales to increase 4-fold in 2014


Sony anticipates Ultra HD TV sales will increase four-fold in 2014 and also aims to hold a 10 per cent global share in LCD TV shipments. The company has said it aims to ship roughly 20 million LCD TVs and estimates that its overall Ultra HD TV shipments will increase four-fold in 2014, with Ultra HD TV sales in the [...]

NTV Plus will launch 4K this winter

Russian pay-TV broadcaster NTV Plus is looking to launch a 4K service later this year, or early in 2015. Oleg Kolesnikov, NTV’s Technical Director, says the recent 4K test transmissions carried by NTV Plus at the Sochi Winter Olympics were a huge success, proving that end-to-end signals could be carried successfully. NTV Plus carried the opening and closing ceremony in [...]

Rai, Eutelsat validate 4K production

A documentary shot in Ultra HD/4kTV by Rai Strategie Tecnologiche in collaboration with Eutelsat has been given its first screening to industry experts and media in Rome. Directed by Lina Wertmüller, the documentary – Roma, Napoli, Venezia… in un crescendo rossiniano – exploits the exceptional image quality of 4K to display the artistic and cultural heritage of Rome, Naples and [...]

Sky Deutschland prepping for Ultra-HD

“Ultra-HD broadcasting is the next stage for us on a journey of trying to use the new 4K technology. We started by testing what we could do inside the ground, with the cameras and could we get the cameras to talk to the Outside Broadcast trucks. Gradually we are building on that experience to try and fulfil the complete end-to-end [...]

SkyPerfecTV launching 4K DTH in June


Japanese viewers will be able to view 4K transmissions from this June. Together with a consortium of other Japanese broadcasters (as part of the nation’s NexTV-Forum) signals will almost certainly start with FIFA’s Brazilian World Cup but then continue with other 4K entertainment and factual programming. The announcement was made at MIPTV, during a week of dedicated 4K screenings. Toshiaki [...]

Ericsson wins 2014 NAB Innovation Award

Ericsson has been awarded one of the television industry’s highest honours, the NAB Technology Innovation Award, for its pioneering work in Ultra High Definition TV (UHDTV) 4K. The award was formally presented to the company at a gala ceremony on April 9, 2014, in the Paradise North Ballroom, Las Vegas Hotel by NAB President and CEO, Gordon Smith. Ericsson has [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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