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Paris 2024 4K broadcast on France 3

French PSB group France Télévisions is to broadcast the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games in UHD 4K on FTA DTT channel France 3, but only France 2 will continue offering 4K content thereafter. The agreement granted by regulatory body Arcom follows regular trials conducted by France Télévisions during recent Roland-Garros Tennis Opens. Tests in […]

October 27, 2023From Pascale-Paoli Lebailly in Paris

World’s largest IFE OLED screen proposed

World’s largest IFE OLED screen proposed By Chris Forrester A proposal for an 8ft screen (97”) for airlines has been submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for approval and certification. The plan is to install the screens into private VIP aircraft, and integrated into an airplane’s structure in place of conventional windows. The application […]

September 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

Data: Premium TV shipments show modest recovery

According to data from research firm Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), global premium TV shipments in Q2 marked a slight rebound, with a 4 per cent increase compared to the same period in the previous year, tallying up to 4.7 million units. This rise is predominantly attributed to the surge in sales of Chinese TV […]

September 21, 2023By Chris Forrester

Sony unveils Burano 8K cinema camera

Sony’s latest cinema camera, a sister to its high-end Venice unit, maintains the Venetian connection and is called Burano. It is a digital cinema camera that is specifically designed for single-camera operators and small crews; it is around 32mm shorter and 1.4 kilograms lighter than the Venice 2. Burano is part of Sony’s CineAlta portfolio. […]

September 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

Research: Prime Day connected device sales keep growing

Network services and consumer experience specialist Plume has issued its latest Plume IQ report, which analyses consumer purchasing behaviour during Prime Day, one of the premier online shopping events for electronics, especially connected devices like streaming gadgets, tablets, e-readers, cameras and smart doorbells. Comparing 2022 to 2023, the data shows that while the US continues […]

September 6, 2023

Samsung, WB Pics 8K movie trailer partnership

Samsung Electronics is partnering with Warner Bros Pictures to bring highly-anticipated movie trailers to Neo QLED 8K screens in more than 65,000 retail stores around the world. “This partnership is an exciting step forward for 8K content, showcasing the Neo QLED 8K’s capabilities and getting people excited about seeing films in cinematic quality,” declared Cheolgi […]

July 21, 2023

Samsung unveils 98” QLED TV

Samsung Electronics has launched its new 98” QLED Q80C TV in Europe expanding its premium TV line-up. “In recent years, we have observed a growing consumer desire for larger screens. At Samsung, we are dedicated to providing superior products that improve the lives of our consumers and address their situational needs,” said Jose Barreiro-Lopez, Vice […]

July 7, 2023

Samsung to buy more LG OLED panels

Following what were described as “lengthy negotiations”, Samsung and LG Display have struck an agreement which will see LG supply “millions” of white OLED panels for use in Samsung TVs. Reuters reports that Samsung will buy 2 million panels from LG Display in 2024, and between 3 and 5 million in subsequent years. First units […]

May 17, 2023By Chris Forrester

Free TV Telly scheme launches

Free ad-supported television upgrade initiative Telly, the brainchild of Pluto TV co-founder Ilya Pozin, has emerged from a 24-month stealth period during which the company developed what it says is the first Dual Screen Smart TV. The new form factor combines the cinematic picture quality of a 55” 4K HDR Theatre Television Display with a […]

May 15, 2023By Colin Mann

SAPEC/Cisco/RTVE ‘world first’ 8K broadcasts

Madrid-based SAPEC, together with Cisco and Spain’s public broadcaster (RTVE, Corporación Radiotelevisión Española), say they will make history by broadcasting 8K content for the first time via terrestrial television in DVB-T2 DTT. SAPEC says it is leading the creation of the encoder that will allow the RTVE-UPM Cátedra to broadcast live 8K content via DVB-T2, […]

March 22, 2023By Chris Forrester