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MediaTek 4K smart TV boost

Fabless semiconductor company MediaTek has unveiled its new 4K smart TV chip, the MT9638, with an integrated high-performance AI processing unit (APU). MT9638 supports AI-enhancement technologies such as AI super…

SES: ‘UHD expansion and more C-band opportunities’

During its results call with analysts, SES explained that its “unparalleled reach” continued to expand. Back in 2016, it reached some 325 million homes (more than a billion people) and…

Virgin TV adds Sky content in UHD

Virgin TV adds Sky content in UHD

Virgin TV is now offering customers thousands of hours of Sky TV shows and films in 4K. All Virgin TV customers can now add Sky Entertainment and Sky Cinema Ultra…

Sony, EMG partner for HDR sports

Euro Media Group (EMG), a global provider of broadcast services and media solutions for live sports, entertainment and events and Sony Professional have been delivering since August 2020 seamless HDR…

YouTube ‘redefining’ video experience

YouTube ‘redefining’ video experience

YouTube has shared details of its efforts to open what it describes as “a new chapter for video” with enhancements including easier navigation and 4K viewing options. In a blog…

China’s Skyworth apologises to LG

Chinese electronics and TV giant Skyworth has apologised to South Korean LG Electronics for the – seemingly – deliberate misuse of LG’s world-beating ‘rollable’ OLED TV screens. LG complained over…

Intelsat, Telenor to offer 4K

Intelsat and Norway’s Telenor share the 1 degree West orbital position. The pair say they will expand their UHD 4K offerings to serve Scandinavian and Central Eastern European (CEE) viewers.…

RTVE heads UHD Spain

RTVE heads UHD Spain

Spanish public broadcaster, RTVE, will lead the recently created UHD Spain Association following RTVE’s Technology director, Pere Vila, being appointed as the president of the organisation. The UHD Association in…

MovieLabs updates content protection spec

MovieLabs updates content protection spec

MovieLabs, an independent non-profit organisation founded by major Hollywood studios to advance research and development in motion picture distribution and protection, has updated its Enhanced Content Protection Specification. Since its…

UHD Spain Association launches

UHD Spain Association launches

The first UHD Association in Spain will launch next week with the aim of boosting 4K, 8K, HDR and new broadcasting technologies putting Spain at the same level as Germany,…

Forecast: LCD TV panel prices up in 2021

Forecast: LCD TV panel prices up in 2021

In a series of 2021 predictions in a report from Bob O’Brien of the Digital Supply Chain (DSCC) he suggests that LCD television panel prices will remain higher in 2021…

Survey: 32% UK media & gaming providers can’t guarantee ‘always on’

Survey: 32% UK media & gaming providers can’t guarantee ‘always on’

Despite a ferocious consumer appetite for on-demand experiences – live sport streaming, bet-in play options, online gaming – a third (32 per cent) of UK businesses in the media and…

8K Association strengthens performance specs for TVs

The 8K Association (8KA), the cross-industry group dedicated to promoting the growth of the 8K ecosystem, has published an updated performance specification for the 8K Association Certified mark programme. TV…

Matthew Mancinelli puts 4KUniverse up for sale, wants $75m for 51%

4KUniverse, the first-to-market Hollywood mover and shaker in American 4K HDR TV broadcasting, is up for sale at a price of $75 million for 51% majority ownership. 4KUniverse will hire…

Report: Apple & Google key to driving TV sales

Report: Apple & Google key to driving TV sales

Global TV sales remain stable and will stay that way, with Futuresource Consulting forecasting growth of less than one per cent CAGR between 2018 and 2024. This obscures the underlying…

Analyst: TV market boosted by lockdown western consumers

Analyst: TV market boosted by lockdown western consumers

The global TV market is on track to achieve 1.2 per cent growth in 2020 and is set to end the year on more than 233 million shipments, according to…

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