Category archives for: Ultra-HD/4K

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 […]

UHD TVs lack market penetration

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Ultra-HD TVs continued to make slow and steady inroads throughout the world, but their share of the overall flat-panel TV market remained minimal by the end of May, suggesting that Ultra-HD TV pricing in the market remains too high to gain meaningful share, according to a report from IHS Technology. Among the top 13 brands for

Broadcasting Unions unite against TV spectrum release

The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) – the coordinating body for broadcasting unions who represent broadcaster networks across the globe – has released an official joint position on radio spectrum allocation, stating their support to maintain the allocation of UHF frequencies (470 to 694 MHz) currently used for terrestrial TV broadcasting. The WBU says that broadcasters from all over the world […]

CE revenues to hit $211bn this year

Driven in part by the skyrocketing sales of connected devices, revenues for the consumer electronics (CE) industry are projected to grow two per cent in 2014, reaching a record high of $211.3 billion, according to US Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts 2010-2015, the semi-annual industry report released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). CEA’s consensus forecast reflects US factory sales-to-dealers […]

83% unfamiliar with Ultra-HD

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According to research from The Diffusion Group (TDG), short-term demand for 4K/Ultra-HD televisions is hindered by two simple but structurally important fundamentals: a widespread lack of awareness among consumers and a marked sensitivity to the costs of these advanced sets. TDG research indicates

Commonwealth Games Ultra-HD showcase for BBC R&D

BBC Research and Development has announced a range of new trials and public demonstrations as part of its Commonwealth Games showcase. These experiments bring together a wide range of industry partners and are helping to shape BBC R&D’s vision for the future of TV, and include a number of broadcasting milestones: The first ever Ultra-HD broadcast of a Commonwealth Games […]

Envivio powers UHD transmission of NRJ HITS in France

French viewers can now watch music videos in Ultra HD with four times the resolution of current HD TV for eye-popping clarity and color richness never seen before. Envivio, a provider of software-based video processing and delivery solutions, has announced that its 4K Ultra HD compression technology is being used by French broadcaster TDF to transmit programming in Ultra HD TV for NRJ […]

EBU sets out UHDTV positioning

The European Broadcasting Union’s Technical Committee has released a positioning statement – TR028 – on Ultra HD intended to guide strategic decisions in regard to UHDTV and future TV services. It is addressed at Senior Management of EBU Members and other broadcasters and at anyone who is a stakeholder in the audiovisual content industries. In accordance with the wishes of […]

Hisense launches Ultra-HD Android TVs in Oz

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Hisense Australia, a specialist in consumer electronics and home appliances, has confirmed that its 2014 range of Ultra-HD TV’s is now in-store at select Bing Lee, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and The Good Guys stores around Australia. The latest array brings a new generation of Ultra-HD TVs equipped with the Google certified VISION Smart TV and integrated Google services. Available […]

EBU uses NovelSat for 4K World Cup

Last week, the EBU treated World Cup viewers to 4K resolution. Using NovelSat satellite modulators, the EBU broadcast three full live World Cup games from Brazil in Ultra-HD quality, including the Final between Germany and Argentina. According to Graham Warren Network Director at EBU, broadcasting such a widely-viewed event as the World Cup Final in 4K was an interesting challenge […]

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