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BSkyB: “Early days” for Ultra-HD

Chris Johns, BSkyB’s chief engineer/broadcast strategy, has said that the pay-TV broadcaster has no imminent Ultra-HD plans but is examining closely its delivery options, and stressed the need for testing…

Measat, Ericsson UHDTV satellite contribution trial

MEASAT Satellite Systems has begun trials with communications technology and services specialist Ericsson to demonstrate the ability to provide live Ultra High Definition TV (UHDTV) video contribution over MEASAT’s satellite…

Japan’s NTT West to trial 4k streaming to STB

Japanese telco NTT West will stream 4k video over the Internet to set-top boxes this week, in what it claims is the world’s first public test of the technology. NTT…

CableLabs demos DOCSIS 3.1 with 4K

At Cable 2013, CableLabs and Broadcom demonstrated “the path to next-generation service delivery” unveiling a live demonstration of Multi-Gbps HFC access using core technologies from the DOCSIS 3.1 specifications. In…

Sony commits to 4K for Brazil football

Sony Professional is transporting one of its London mobile OB Ultra-HDTV units to Brazil for the upcoming Confederations Cup football tournament. Sony Brazil’s VP of professional video says that no…

Eutelsat demos 4K from Roland Garros

Eutelsat demos 4K from Roland Garros

France Televisions is working with the French Tennis Federation at the Roland Garros tennis tournament in Paris to showcase 4K Ultra-HDTV.  Eutelsat is working with technology company ATEME and the…

First 4K transmission in Latin America

Telefonica Servicios Audiovisuales, a subsidiary company of Telefonica, Media Networks and Hispasat have jointly made the first UHD transmission in Latin America through Hispasat satellite Amazonas 3. The signal has…

Euro HFC portfolio from Arris

Broadband and video technology specialist Arris has launched an updated portfolio of Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) optics, nodes, and amplifiers designed for European cable service providers to scale their networks to…

Japan: 8K TV by 2020

Japan: 8K TV by 2020

Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has laid out a timetable for the switch to 4k-resolution and 8k-resolution broadcasts. The Ministry aims to be the world’s first country to…

eyeIO UltraHD movies for Sony TVs

eyeIO UltraHD movies for Sony TVs

eyeIO has confirmed that its UltraHD compression encoding technology has been licensed by Sony Pictures to enable the studio to offer the first-ever 4K UltraHD content delivered to the home.…