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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…

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…

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…

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…

LG Display to enjoy OLED boom

A report to clients from analysts at South Korea’s Shinhan Investment Corp sys that LG Display’s Chinese OLED production lines will increase output in 2021 to a forecast 71.7 percent…

Zattoo HbbTV hybrid 4K set top

Zattoo HbbTV hybrid 4K set top

Zattoo has launched hybrid HbbTV software on its latest Android TV Operator Tier certified 4K STB. It says HbbTV on the Android box gives its operator customers the flexibility to…

Netgem, VX Fiber partnership

Netgem, VX Fiber partnership

Ultrafast broadband digital TV service provider Netgem has been selected by digital infrastructure specialist VX Fiber as one of the first entertainment and multi-streaming services providers on its Open Access…

Omdia: 4K TV ownership at 38% in W. Europe

Omdia: 4K TV ownership at 38% in W. Europe

Maria Rua Aguete, Senior Research Director at Omdia, speaking at the 4K HDR Summit’s virtual edition, said that viewers in the US and Western Europe are increasingly enjoying 4K television.…

Sharp launches 120” 8K display unit

Sharp launches 120” 8K display unit

Available only on a “special order” basis, Sharp has launched a 120” 8K display monitor. The unit is designed specifically for use in shopping centres, corporate lobbies, showrooms and museums.…

Analyst: Pandemic boosts console market; delays 8K TV

Analyst: Pandemic boosts console market; delays 8K TV

The ongoing pandemic is having different impacts on the media device market, according to tech market advisory firm, ABI Research. The pandemic boosted the game console market yet curbed flat-panel…

Spain: 4K TV ownership up 26%

Spain: 4K TV ownership up 26%

In data to be presented by GfK at the upcoming 4K HDR Virtual Summit 2020, organised by Medina Media, delegates will be told that Spain’s enthusiasm for 4K set ownership…

LG Q3 boosted by OLED and large screen TVs

LG Electronics has announced third-quarter 2020 consolidated revenue of KRW 16.92 trillion (€12.18bn) and operating profit of KRW 959 billion. Both sales and profits were the highest for a third…

LG rollable OLEDs on sale

LG rollable OLEDs on sale

South Korea’s electronics giant LG has begun selling its much-praised rollable OLED TVs. Available as part of its top-of-the-range Signature series the displays are now selling in South Korea, at…

Humax unveils AURA 4K Freeview PVR

Humax unveils AURA 4K Freeview PVR

Humax has announced AURA, a 4K Freeview Play Recorder powered by Android TV technology. The Ultra HD TV recorder provides a multitude of subscription-free and top-up entertainment delivered with 4K…

BritBox launches on Freesat

BritBox launches on Freesat

UK free to air satellite TV platform Freesat has added SVoD service BritBox UK to the varied portfolio of apps on its new, 4K-ready set-top boxes. Sitting alongside episodes of…

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