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Silicon Image 4K solution for mobile

Silicon Image, a provider of HD connectivity solutions, has unveiled its 4K Ultra HD MHL 3.0 solution comprising mobile transmitter, bridge, and multimedia switch integrated circuits (ICs).  MHL is the…

BSkyB’s Ultra-HD conversion could cost £3.2bn

BSkyB’s Ultra-HD conversion could cost £3.2bn

BSkyB could be facing a bill of £3.2 billion in capital expenditure for a conversion to Ultra-HD, says a report from Berenberg Bank. The bank says that while the new…

Elemental ‘full fat’ 4K HEVC processing

Elemental Technologies has announced the successful demonstration of full frame rate 4K Ultra HD high-efficiency video coding (HEVC). At an event in London, the company showed an end-to-end workflow in…

BBC exec: “Sky will beat BBC to 4K”

BBC exec: “Sky will beat BBC to 4K”

Speaking at the Digital TV World Summit, BBC executive Mark Harrison has said that while both Sky and the BBC were looking “really closely” at Ultra HD, BBC deployment is…

NHK astronaut grabs 4K footage of comet ISON

Japanese TV will this week show footage of last week’s Comet ISON captured in 4K by astronaut Koichi Wakata. Wakata was aboard the International Space Station and used a specially…

Best Efforts and Miracles

We are all headed to an IP driven multi-screen world. The irony is that this enables more and better services – and therefore the opportunity for providers to monetise subscribers…

Sony updates Bravia 4K displays

Sony updates Bravia 4K displays

Sony Japan is making available a software update for its Bravia X-range of 4K displays. The upgrade means that the giant TV sets can now handle HDMI v2.0 connectivity.  Sony…

YouTube ‘ready for 4k’

YouTube ‘ready for 4k’

Google’s YouTube is to migrate all the videos on YouTube to its V9 compression standard as it prepares for 4K, according to Matt Frost, head of strategy and partnerships for…

Eutelsat celebrates creativity, and Ultra-HD

Eutelsat’s annual TV Awards, which took place in a star-studded Venice gala on November 15th, celebrated what CEO Michel de Rosen said were the ‘best of the best’ in terms…

RAI, Eutelsat to shoot documentary in Ultra HD

Italian public broadcaster RAI, via its Strategic Technologies unit, has teamed up with Eutelsat Italia on a project to experiment with recording in the 4K Ultra-HD standard. ”Rome, Naples, Venice…