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Russia: 4K BBC nature shows on Tricolor

Russia: 4K BBC nature shows on Tricolor

BBC Studios and Tricolor, Russia’s largest digital TV operator, have announced a new agreement that will see content from BBC Studios Natural History Unit and leading independent UK production companies,…

Bulgaria: SPI’s FunBox UHD launches on NetWorx

SPI/FilmBox continues to expand its reach in Bulgaria through a new channel distribution agreement with Bulgarian telecommunications operator NetWorx. The agreement will give subscribers of NetWorx access to SPI’s 4K/UHD…

Japan: NHK delays 8K channel decision

NHK says it is postponing any decision on how its 8K broadcast channel will be structured until after next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. As reported last week, NHK has…

Toshiba launches new 4K TV with Alexa

Toshiba TV has launched its all-new flagship Alexa built-in model, the 4K HDR UK4B, is available from in 43-inch, 50-inch and 58-inch screen sizes in the UK. The new Toshiba…

Canada: Bell unveils 4K HDR streaming device

Canada: Bell unveils 4K HDR streaming device

Canadian multiplay operator Bell has revealed its latest TV innovation with the launch of Bell Streamer, an all-in-one 4K HDR streaming device powered by Android TV that enables customers to…

NHK to cut satellite TV channels; 8K at risk

Japanese publicly-funded broadcaster NHK has frequently been criticised for its number of TV channels as providing unfair competition to the country’s private stations. Now it is set to trim the…

SMPTE: “Optimism for 8K despite no Olympics”

A report from standards body SMPTE quotes Chris Chinnock, president of Insight Media and the executive director of the 8K Association, as saying that 2020 was going to be the…

Germany: Vestel integrates HD+ into UHD TVs

Multi-brand TV manufacturer, Vestel, is set to offer direct access to HD+ on a wide selection of UHD TVs for the German market. From September, selected UHD TVs with built-in…

Insight TV expands distribution in Russia & CIS with Tricolor

Insight TV expands distribution in Russia & CIS with Tricolor

In a move that will significantly expand its distribution footprint in Russia and CIS markets, Insight TV has signed a distribution deal with Tricolor multi-platform operator, Russia’s largest DTH operator.…

Sky Q upgrade as Disney+ goes HDR

Sky Q is adding a raft of new features in the biggest change to the set-top-box since launch. A new expanded view UI, new show and sports centres, intuitive smart…

H.266 ‘to cut 4K streaming data by half’

A new video-encoding standard that promises to cut data use by at least half has been formally unveiled, after three years of development and negotiations. It is claimed H.266 should…

Sony & Panasonic sue Samsung over OLED patents

Sony & Panasonic sue Samsung over OLED patents

Japan’s JOLED, the joint-venture between the OLED divisions of Sony and Panasonic, is suing Samsung Electronics and its subsidiaries in the US and German courts and alleging patent infringements on…

Insight TV to air Global Goal concert in 4K

Insight TV to air Global Goal concert in 4K

Insight TV, a global content producer and provider of 4K UHD HDR linear and digital channels, will be the only channel to broadcast the ‘Global Goal: Unite for our Future’…

‘Stretchable’ TV displays in development

‘Stretchable’ TV displays in development

LG Display says it is working on a major Research & Development project from the South Korean government to manufacture next-generation ‘stretchable’ video displays. The company is planning to develop…

LG LED Cinema Display theatre opens

LG LED Cinema Display theatre opens

LG Electronics says it is wowing moviegoers in Taiwan with the opening of the world’s first movie theatre equipped with LG LED Cinema Display technology featuring Dolby’s cinema server solution…

ATEME, SES trial UHD broadcast using VVC

ATEME, a specialist in video delivery solutions, has partnered with SES, VideoLabs and IETR for what they says is the first end-to-end UHD satellite broadcast transmission using the new Versatile…