Category archives for: Ultra-HD/4K

Currys/PC World censured over 4K claim

DSG Retail, trading as Currys/PC World, has been found in breach of three advertising rules in relation to a television ad which claimed that purchasers of LG TVs would be able to watch their favourite Christmas movies in greater detail. The ad stated that “At Currys PC World, we’ll help you get it right this Christmas. These smart LG TVs […]

M-GO adds DTS sound to 4K output

OTT narrowcaster M-GO has contracted with enhanced sound specialists DTS to encode its HD and 4K programming with DTS technology. M-GO is backed by Technicolor and DreamWorks, and is available in some markets on Samsung displays as well as PCs and other connected devices. M-GO says it is the first OTT supplier to also embrace ‘DTS Headphone:X’, described as a […]

Measat demos 4K channels

Visitors to Malaysia’s Asia Broadcasting Union’s ‘DBS’ show (Digital Broadcasting Symposium) in Kuala Lumpur (March 3-6) will see a pair of Ultra-HD channels transmitted from a Measat satellite using DVB-2SX. The signals will also be converted and transmitted terrestrially via DVB-T2 signals throughout the exhibition. Visitors will also be able to see 8K transmissions from a test by Japan’s NHK […]

Ericsson enables Tata Sky 4K


Communications technology specialist Ericsson has enabled Tata Sky, India’s leading DTH operator, to launch the first commercial 4K video service in the subcontinent. With the launch of the Tata Sky 4K service, customers subscribing to this service can watch video up to four times the resolution of the standard HD video currently available. Ericsson will provide compression technology for 4K […]

LG leads UHD sales


South Korean electronics giant LG supplied 1.86 million Ultra-HD panels in Q4/2014, and took 27.9 per cent of the global market by volume according to data from DisplaySearch. LG narrowly beat

Cricket and 4K captivate India viewers


Nothing, not Bollywood movies, not vivid variety shows, not even Comedy Nights with Kapil, comes close to capturing Indian viewers’ attention like a game of cricket. The local derby match between India and Pakistan on February 15th, part of the ICC Cricket World Cup tournament, managed to deliver 288 million viewers (a TVR of 14.8) aged 15 and over. The […]

Good news from Outer Space

The past few days have seen each of the Top 10 satellite operators release their end-of-year results. We have reported on the numbers, but now the number-crunchers have analysed the picture, and the overall impression is that they represent “good news” for the sector. SES, for example on February 25th stated it expected to be leasing about 25 transponders for […]

No 4K for Rio Olympics


The International Olympics Committee  says it has no plans to cover the upcoming 2016 Rio Games in 4K. The decision does not cover further tests on 8K ‘Full’ UHD which will be carried out to link Rio with Japan’s public broadcaster NHK. Yiannis Exarchos, CEO of Olympic Broadcast Services says it has taken its cue from its major broadcasting clients. […]

Forget Ultra-HD: Get ready for Holo-TV

Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) say they have developed technology which could lead to true, and highly affordable, Holographic television. The facts emerged in trade magazine Large Display Monitor (LDM) which quoted the snappily entitled original story: “Frequency division color characterization apparatus for anisotropic leaky mode light modulators”. Daniel Smalley, assistant professor of electrical engineering at BYU, described the […]

SES explains 4K expectations

Last week’s post-results analyst’s teleconference revealed a few important points about satellite operator SES and what it expects to happen in terms of 4K broadcasting this year and next. SES CEO Karin Michel Sabbagh told analysts that they were in ongoing conversations as regards their client’s expectations regarding 4K/UHD transmissions, and not least in terms of the audience size for […]

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