Advanced Television

Equipment

Samsung working on “superior to OLED” tech

Samsung is reported to be having second thoughts on its deal with LG Display to buy their (White) OLED TV screens. The plan is for Samsung continue developing their own technology which they describe as being “superior” to LG’s high-end screens. Currently, Samsung is pushing ahead with their normal range of screens which are “as […]

May 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Survey: Brits value video quality

Findings from the annual State of the Nation national TV trends survey from the Digital TV Group (DTG), the centre for UK digital TV, suggest that quality matters for an increasingly discerning consumer when it comes to resolution, audio quality and content. Consumers now expect all SVoDs and BVoDs to be available across all devices […]

May 10, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: Consumers remain sceptical on 8K

8K is failing to appeal to consumers, Omdia’s Senior Director, Media and Entertainment Maria Rua Aguete has said at a session on the reality of UHD deployments at the 2022 NAB Show. According to Omdia, shipments of 8K TVs accounted for just 0.15 per cent of all TV shipments in 2021. This translated to a […]

April 28, 2022

CommScope, Orange Moldova STB partnership

CommScope, a global player in home network solutions, has partnered with Orange Moldova to provide their subscribers with the latest generation of set tops powered by Android TV designed to provide both live television and premium streaming services. With the launch of the Orange TV Box 4K, Orange Moldova will offer their subscribers the next […]

April 28, 2022

Charter, Comcast streaming JV

US multiplay telcos Charter Communications and Comcast Corporation have formed a 50/50 joint venture to develop and offer a next-generation streaming platform on a variety of branded 4K streaming devices and smart TVs, aimed at providing consumers with a world-class user experience and navigation, all the top apps, and more choice in the streaming marketplace. […]

April 27, 2022By Colin Mann

Survey: 8K awareness increasing

A survey from Hub Entertainment Research finds that consumers are increasingly aware of 8K TVs. Their buying intentions are also trending upward. The data is part of the company’s fourth annual Connected Home study, which surveyed 5,204 US consumers in February 2022. The Hub report says that 4K TVs and smart home devices have now […]

April 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Bouygues Telecom partners with iWedia on Bbox 4K HDR

iWedia, a provider of software components and solutions for TV devices for major service operators and consumer electronics manufacturers, has worked with French service provider Bouygues Telecom to develop and deploy its new Bbox 4K HDR set-top box. Bouygues Telecom is one of the largest network service providers in France with over 26.2 million fixed […]

April 13, 2022

BT scores 8K first

BT Sport, working with a range of partners, has successfully delivered the UK’s first live 8K broadcast of a top-tier sporting event into the home. BT Sport broadcast the Saracens v Bristol Bears Gallagher Premiership Rugby match on March 26th live in 8K into selected homes – building on its ongoing 8K leadership which in […]

April 6, 2022By Colin Mann

Technicolor, Bouygues Telecom team for 4K STB

Technicolor Connected Home has partnered with Bouygues Telecom – the network service providers in France with over 26.2 million fixed and mobile subscribers – to develop and deploy an Android 4K UHD STB integrated with Wi-Fi that delivers video experiences for consumers across the French market. The flexible open platform, called Bbox 4K HDR, allows […]

March 25, 2022

TalkTalk rolls out new 4K TV Box

The new TalkTalk TV 4K Box is available on new and existing fibre plans, offering a selection of UHD entertainment for £4 a month. The new 4K TV Box offers more choice for TalkTalk TV customers, giving access to more than 70 channels and on-demand players through the Netgem TV interface, with more apps and […]

March 21, 2022