Advanced Television


Fautier: “UHD still an industry in formation”

Thierry Fautier, previously in a senior VP position with Harmonic and now MD at Your Media Transformation, has blogged one of his ‘long form insights’ about the recent UHD Forum and Summit in Malaga, Spain. Fautier says that the UHD event in Malaga is partly responsible for Spain’s enthusiasm for UHD. “Spain was the first […]

November 27, 2023By Chris Forrester

Amazon CEO: “Kuiper has tested 4K”

Andy Jassy, Amazon’s CEO, says its Project Kuiper broadband system has tested two-way video calls and the delivery of 4K movies. “Five years ago, Project Kuiper was just an idea in a working backwards product development document. In early October, we launched our first satellite prototypes, and after validation of all key systems and sub-systems, […]

November 20, 2023By Chris Forrester

France Télévisions chooses Eutelsat for UHD

Eutelsat, already one of the two defacto suppliers of French television signals, has been selected to transmit UHD signals for France Télévisions. Eutelsat has been a strong supporter of 4K transmissions and has consistently backed UHD development for programme production and transmission. Canal Plus and its multi-channel offering, uses signals from rival satellite operator SES. […]

November 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

8K in focus at UHD Summit

The annual 4K UHD Summit in Malaga, Spain (November 13th-16th) says that 8K is still very much on the agenda of its participants. In particular Olivier Chiabodo, CEO at travel and conservation broadcast specialists The Explorers, and a speaker at the event, says that he expects China to have created an 8K high-resolution camera next […]

November 7, 2023By Chris Forrester

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

Insight TV joins UHD World Association

Insight TV, the millennial-focused channel operator, has announced its official membership in the UHD World Association (UWA), marking a milestone in the company’s commitment to advancing the world of ultra-high-definition (UHD) entertainment. The UHD World Association is renowned for its commitment to advancing UHD technology and promoting the highest quality standards in the industry. Rian […]

October 13, 2023

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