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Japan starts 8K and full time 4K transmissions

Japan starts 8K and full time 4K transmissions

At a ceremony in Tokyo on Saturday, December 1st, Communications Minister Masatoshi Ishida said he hopes Japan will play a leading global role in 4K and 8K broadcasting. NHK, Japan’s…

Eutelsat helps world’s first 8K channel

Eutelsat carried live 8K signals from Rome’s Vatican City to Japan in order to help launch the world’s first 8K channel for NHK, the country’s public broadcaster. NHK partnered with…

Report: 4K TVs to surpass 100m shipments this year

Report: 4K TVs to surpass 100m shipments this year

As 2018 draws to a close, consumer interest in 4K continues to climb, receiving a further push due to average retail prices reaching parity with HD TV sets, according to…

IHS: 8K TV sales below expectations

IHS Markit says that sales of 8K sets are below their already modest expectations. At best only 18,000 8K sets will be sold globally this year according to IHS forecasts…

Russia’s Orion tests multi-satellite fix for 4K

Orion, a Russian satellite operator, is making test 4K transmissions from multiple satellites to a single antenna receiver. The test is designed to measure the ability to transfer 4K signals…

Australia gets 4K cricket

Australia gets 4K cricket

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel is now broadcasting the country’s summer cricket season in Ultra-HD, with all men’s international matches and selected KFC ‘Big Bash’ League matches being shown on a…

Forecast: Supersize TVs and 8K essential for industry growth

The TV flat-panel manufacturing sector is building a large number of screen fabrication plants in order to supply TV manufacturers with 65” and 75” units. Sweta Dash, president of market…

Technicolor powers Insight TV HDR

Technicolor powers Insight TV HDR

UHD HDR broadcaster and producer of native UHD content Insight TV has confirmed that it is using Advanced HDR by media and entertainment technologist Technicolor. This solution is composed of…

Insight TV agrees new Russia, Swiss, Indonesia deals

Insight TV agrees new Russia, Swiss, Indonesia deals

Insight TV, the 4K broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, has announced distribution deals with federal information and communication services operator JSC ER-Telecom Holding (Dom.ru brand) in Russia, telco…

Japan: Harmonic upgrades SJC

Japan: Harmonic upgrades SJC

Harmonic has announced that SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC), a multi-channel pay-TV platform operator in Japan, is upgrading its DTH headend to support HD and UHD delivery using an IP-based…