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Sky Q rolls out in Italy

Sky Q rolls out in Italy

Sky Italia has launched the Sky Q platform that allows customers to watch linear content, on-demand and recorded, on multiple TV sets and cable-free devices. The Sky Q Platinum digital…

DVB Oks latest UHD specs

DVB Oks latest UHD specs

At the 87th meeting of the DVB Steering Board (SB) important revisions and updates for three DVB specifications were approved. This development marks the completion of the current generation of…

FCC approves Next Gen TV plan

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved (in a 3:2 vote) voluntary use by broadcasters of the new ATSC 3.0 advanced TV transmission scheme for the USA. The FCC, in its…

Vimeo adds HDR support

Vimeo, the video sharing website, has added support for the HDR format. In a blog post the company said: “We aim to deliver creators, their videos, and their fans the…

Layer3 launches Smithsonian Channel 4K VoD

Layer3 launches Smithsonian Channel 4K VoD

After officially launching documentary-focused Smithsonian Channel in October 2017, cable network operator Layer3 TV is now the first MVPD (Multichannel video programming distributor) to carry the channel’s full 4K On…

Hisense buys Toshiba’s TV brand

Hisense buys Toshiba’s TV brand

China’s Hisense Electric has bought Toshiba’s TV production, its brand, R&D and operations, effective November 14th. Hisense will purchase 95 per cent stock shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation (TVS), a…

Analyst: 4K not reaching devices

Analyst: 4K not reaching devices

The UHD device market continues to excel with media streamers, set-top boxes, games consoles and UHD TVs all demonstrating significant growth, according to analyst firm Futuresource Consulting. The quantity of…

8K tuner production samples ready for Olympics

SiTune Corp, which specialises in semiconductor tuners for next-generation TV, says it now has production samples of its devices ready for 8K broadcasting.  The tuners will be on show at…

Noorsat gears up for HD and UHD expansion

Now firmly part of the Eutelsat family, Bahrain and Amman-based Noorsat says it is ready to move forward in its next stage of opening and developing relationships in the Middle…

Movistar to launch 4K HDR STB

Telefónica’s pay-TV platform Movistar Plus will launch a new 4K HDR-equipped set-top-box by April 2018. The new device is currently being tested with functions including catch-up service Últimos 7 días…