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DVB Oks latest UHD specs

DVB Oks latest UHD specs

At the 87th meeting of the DVB Steering Board (SB) important revisions and updates for three DVB specifications were approved. This development marks the completion of the current generation of…

FCC approves Next Gen TV plan

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved (in a 3:2 vote) voluntary use by broadcasters of the new ATSC 3.0 advanced TV transmission scheme for the USA. The FCC, in its…

Vimeo adds HDR support

Vimeo, the video sharing website, has added support for the HDR format. In a blog post the company said: “We aim to deliver creators, their videos, and their fans the…

Layer3 launches Smithsonian Channel 4K VoD

Layer3 launches Smithsonian Channel 4K VoD

After officially launching documentary-focused Smithsonian Channel in October 2017, cable network operator Layer3 TV is now the first MVPD (Multichannel video programming distributor) to carry the channel’s full 4K On…

Analyst: 4K not reaching devices

Analyst: 4K not reaching devices

The UHD device market continues to excel with media streamers, set-top boxes, games consoles and UHD TVs all demonstrating significant growth, according to analyst firm Futuresource Consulting. The quantity of…

DOCOMO 5G connected car trial

DOCOMO 5G connected car trial

A trial of 5G technologies for automobiles, conducted jointly by Japanese mobile telco NTT DOCOMO with Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), Ericsson and Intel Corporation (Intel), has achieved data speeds of…

Analyst: HDR TV shipments to reach 47.9m

Analyst: HDR TV shipments to reach 47.9m

High dynamic range (HDR) is the strongest-developing feature in television sets, according to a new report from critical information, analytics and solutions source IHS Markit. In its TV Design and…

Netflix 4K on Comcast Xfinity X1

Just in time for Season 2 of Stranger Things, US cable MSO Comcast has confirmed the availability of Netflix 4K programming on its Xfinity X1 platform. Xfinity customers on 4K-capable X1 devices…

FIFA confirms UHD HDR World Cup

FIFA confirms UHD HDR World Cup

Football’s governing body FIFA has confirmed that the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia will see all matches produced in UHD/HDR, with VR and 360° VoD part of the overall production…

Huawei, Dolby debut HDR STB

Huawei, Dolby debut HDR STB

Huawei and Dolby Laboratories have unveiled the Huawei Q22 set-top box, which they say is the first IPTV set-top box in the world to support Dolby Vision high-dynamic-range (HDR) technology.…

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