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Industry majors team up for open media formats

Seven leading Internet companies have formed the Alliance for Open Media – an open-source project that will develop next-generation media formats, codecs and technologies in the public interest. The Alliance’s…

Samsung boost for CEA 4K

Samsung boost for CEA 4K

Samsung Electronics has confirmed that all of the 2015 UHD TV models, encompassing Series 9 to Series 6 models, qualify for, and will display, the 4K Ultra HD logos developed…

New HGI regs will strengthen Wi-Fi performance

HGI, the global organisation for setting requirements for the connected home, has published new requirements that when implemented will improve the reliability and range of Wi-Fi networks for services operating…

CEA defines ‘HDR-compatible’ displays

US technology trade association the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced the industry definition for high dynamic range (HDR) compatible video displays. HDR is a new capability that promises to…

Vidity 4K Ultra HD specs released

The Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA) – a consortium of companies in the entertainment and storage industries focused on developing technologies to make it easy and secure for consumers to…

HGI new requirements for home network devices

HGI has published new requirements for home network devices. The new document, ‘RD012: QoS and Multicast Requirements for Home Network Infrastructure Devices’, extends the current Quality of Service (QoS) architecture…

Regulatory boost for Australian FTA HD

Australia’s Communications minster Malcolm Turnbull has introduced the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Primary Television Broadcasting Service) Bill 2015, an amendment to 1992’s Broadcasting Services Act that will remove the regulation requiring…

Ultra HD Blu-ray licensing readied

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) will commence licensing the Ultra HD Blu-ray format starting August 24th. The format represents the work of global leaders from the consumer electronics, IT and…

Energy-efficient STBs save US consumers over $500m

American consumers have saved more than $500 million (€458m) in energy bills through two years of the voluntary set-top box energy conservation agreement among the pay-TV industry, consumer electronics manufacturers…

HbbTV 2.0 spec test suite contracts placed

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes, has selected Digital TV…

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