Category archives for: Ultra-HD/4K

LG claims top spot in UHD panel shipments


South Korean electronics giant LG Display has sold a massive 578,000 Ultra-HD TV panels in the month of October, according to DisplaySearch’s latest numbers. The volume meant that LG was for the first time in 22 months the ‘top’ supplier of flat panels, and beating rival Innolux into second place. Samsung came in third position. The total volume of Ultra-HD […]

ESOA and EBU: ‘UHD era calls for hybrid solutions’

Senior representatives of Europe’s satellite and broadcasting industries have called for policy initiatives that will integrate satellite technologies and terrestrial broadcasting better to serve consumers in the next generation Ultra-HD digital era. Speaking at a policy debate organised by the European Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) on Innovation, Evolution & Convergence: Ensuring access to ‘next […]

DirecTV claims 4K UHD first


US DTH operator DirecTV has become the first multi-channel video provider to offer 4K Ultra-HD programming direct to customers’ TVs. Available immediately, DirecTV is offering a variety of new releases, popular films and nature documentaries in 4K, teaming up with Samsung as its exclusive CE 4K UHD launch partner. Customers who have DirecTV’s Genie HD DVR will be able to […]

4K TVoD service from Samsung and M-GO

Samsung Electronics America and video on demand platform M-GO – a joint venture between Technicolor and DreamWorks Animation- have confirmed the availability of M-Go’s ultra-high-definition (UHD) content library on Samsung’s range of UHD TVs. This partnership brings a next generation content experience to Samsung UHD TV owners and represents the first UHD transactional video on demand streaming service to be […]

Amazon Prime: ‘No UHD premium’


Amazon has confirmed it will not charge Prime Instant Video members who own a 4K compatible television a premium to stream Ultra-HD content. Michael Paull, Amazon’s Vice President of Digital Video said: “We want to be the best entertainment destination for customers. We’re confident that offering Ultra-HD content, whether it’s a TV series or a film, will help create the […]

40% of large screen TVs sold in September were 4K

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Research specialist GfK reports that sales of 4K/UHD TVs in the period January-October are “impressive”, and that sales in the UK, France, German, Italy and Spain, will “comfortably exceed 300,000 units,” according to GfK Business Group Director Nigel Callow. In the UK, the total 4K TV sales volume last year was less than 4,000 units. In September 4K TVs captured […]

UHD/HEVC STB shipments set to explode

Worldwide Ultra-HD capable set-top box shipments will reach 48 million by 2020, while the market for HEVC set-top boxes – the next-generation of video compression technology – will rise even further to 88 million units, according to findings from ABI Research’s Set-top Box and Home Networks Market Research. In 2014, the market will deploy

Industry players line up to support ‘4K Ultra HD’

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has revealed that leading US industry associations, technical organisations and retail groups have agreed to use ’4K Ultra HD’ and ’4K UHD’ as common terminology to describe the new generation of television products, technology and content. This will help provide clarity and consistency for consumers seeking to enhance their home entertainment experience with 4K Ultra […]

DEG, CEA collaborate for home entertainment promotion

US trade groups the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group are teaming up to promote the latest Blu-ray Disc releases and emerging home entertainment technologies to consumers. The two organisations are collaborating to develop ‘The DEN (Digital Entertainment News) Presents Ben Lyons’, a year-long series of satellite media tours highlighting the most recent movie and television […]

Panasonic’s upgraded 4K professional displays


At either €26,390 or €54,480 the latest Ultra-HD displays from Panasonic are not likely to find many consumer purchasers. But Panasonic’s 84” and 98” 4K display monsters can be very appealing for professional applications. For a start the displays are in special ruggedised housings, with an additional protective glass panel on the front of the display and the whole device […]

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