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TalkTalk rolls out new 4K TV Box

The new TalkTalk TV 4K Box is available on new and existing fibre plans, offering a selection of UHD entertainment for £4 a month. The new 4K TV Box offers more choice for TalkTalk TV customers, giving access to more than 70 channels and on-demand players through the Netgem TV interface, with more apps and […]

March 21, 2022

Sky Sports F1 now in HDR

Sky Sports has announced that racing fans will be able to watch the 2022 Formula 1 season in High Dynamic Range (HDR) for the first time. The move marks Sky Sports’ latest step in its ambition to make HDR the new standard. Jonathan Licht, Managing Director of Sky Sports, commented: “We are pleased to bring the 2022 […]

March 17, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Samsung, LG dominate global TV market

Despite the temptations of lower-cost Chinese and Turkish television manufacturing it seems the world prefers South Korean-built TVs. Data from technology research specialist Omdia indicate that Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have firmly held onto the Number 1 and 2 spots in terms of market share. Omdia’s data says that Samsung Electronics posted a 29.5 […]

February 22, 2022By Chris Forrester

NHK develops 8K slo-mo camera

The research division of Japan’s public broadcaster NHK has developed an 8K camera unit that can capture and record at 240 frames/second and thus suitable for slow-motion work. NHK’s STRL (Science & Technology Research) is the division which has masterminded the development of 8K Ultra-HD technology, and says the new camera system will bring new […]

February 11, 2022By Chris Forrester

China offers Winter Games in 8K

Beijing-based China Media Group (CMG) will transmit China Central TV-8K, a dedicated 8K channel covering the upcoming Winter Olympic Games, to audiences throughout China. “To meet the goal of presenting the Beijing 2022 via 8K ultra-high-definition technology, the CMG has advanced the construction of the relevant production and broadcasting system, and has accelerated the rapid […]

January 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

LG Display revenues up 18%

South Korea’s LG Display reported record revenues and solid profits for the quarter-year ending December 31st 2021. · Revenues in Q4 of 2021 increased by 18 per cent to KRW 8,807 billion (€6.5bn) from KRW 7,493 billion in Q4/2020 and increased by 22 per cent from KRW 7,223 billion in Q3/2021. · Operating profit in […]

January 26, 2022By Chris Forrester

LG to double OLED panel output

It seems viewers are increasingly prepared to invest in new OLED screens. LG Display says that it is investing in expanding its small-to-medium panel fabrication lines at its Paju, South Korea, factory and to produce 6th Generation panels to meet this demand. Local reports suggest that the investment will result in the doubling of output […]

January 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

Avatel TV launches in Spain

Avatel, a local telco operator operating mainly in rural areas, has launched Avatel TV, a platform developed by Viaccess Orca with up to 50 TV channels and a catalogue of 6,000 cinema, TV series and documentary titles. With a 4K STB based on Android technology, subscribers have access to the TV offer through two different […]

January 19, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Sky Italia launching Sky Cinema 4K

Sky Cinema 4K, the first channel in Italy entirely dedicated to movies in 4K HDR, will launch on January 28th. Sky Cinema 4K will be available on channel 313, adding to the 11 Sky Cinema branded channels, and will be available at no additional cost to all Sky Cinema customers with Sky Q via satellite […]

January 11, 2022

Explorer HD channel expands over Europe

Rome-based documentary and movie channel Explorer HD is expanding with availability on satellite over the rest of Europe and now online. Backed by the former president of Eutelsat, Giuliano Berretta via Oberon Media, the channel is investing heavily in original content for its service which Berretta says “is very green and environmentally committed”. The expansion […]

January 11, 2022By Chris Forrester