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Max reveals launch programming, pricing

Max, the SVoD service from Warner Bros Discovery which replaces HBO Max and discovery+, is now live. Max has introduced a new Ultimate Ad-Free tier that will offer four concurrent streams, up to 100 offline downloads and nearly eight times more films and episodes of 4K content than HBO Max, including popular programming such as […]

May 23, 2023

Samsung to buy more LG OLED panels

Following what were described as “lengthy negotiations”, Samsung and LG Display have struck an agreement which will see LG supply “millions” of white OLED panels for use in Samsung TVs. Reuters reports that Samsung will buy 2 million panels from LG Display in 2024, and between 3 and 5 million in subsequent years. First units […]

May 17, 2023By Chris Forrester

Free TV Telly scheme launches

Free ad-supported television upgrade initiative Telly, the brainchild of Pluto TV co-founder Ilya Pozin, has emerged from a 24-month stealth period during which the company developed what it says is the first Dual Screen Smart TV. The new form factor combines the cinematic picture quality of a 55” 4K HDR Theatre Television Display with a […]

May 15, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC iPlayer: King’s Coronation in UHD, surround sound

The BBC is preparing for a major weekend of live broadcasts to bring viewers across the nation – and internationally – full coverage of the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort on May 6th and the Coronation Concert on May 7th. Kate Phillips, BBC Director of Unscripted, commented: “We […]

May 5, 2023

WBD unveils unified Max SVoD

Max is to be the name for the SVoD service from Warner Bros Discovery which will replace HBO Max and discovery+. Set to launch in the US on May 23rd, with European rollout scheduled for 2024, Max will incorporate HBO Originals, Warner Bros films, Max Originals, the DC universe, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, […]

April 13, 2023By Colin Mann

SAPEC/Cisco/RTVE ‘world first’ 8K broadcasts

Madrid-based SAPEC, together with Cisco and Spain’s public broadcaster (RTVE, Corporación Radiotelevisión Española), say they will make history by broadcasting 8K content for the first time via terrestrial television in DVB-T2 DTT. SAPEC says it is leading the creation of the encoder that will allow the RTVE-UPM Cátedra to broadcast live 8K content via DVB-T2, […]

March 22, 2023By Chris Forrester

Metasurfaces to retire LCD?

Researchers from Nottingham Trent University in the UK, the Australian National University (ANU), and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra have created metasurfaces that performance better than current LEDs and LCDs. Metasurface technology, according to Display Daily (DD) can be used to manipulate the colour, intensity, and direction of light in new and […]

February 24, 2023By Chris Forrester

DSCC downgrades display spend

Modern TV sets start with panels. Sometimes high-end and still fairly expensive OLED devices, and other times slightly lower-specified alternates. But Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC)  says that manufacturers are not maintaining their Capital Expenditure when 2023 is compared with 2022 and earlier, and forecast a dramatic drop in CapEx this year. DSCC has downgraded […]

February 15, 2023By Chris Forrester

Sky Sports now in UHD on Virgin TV

Virgin Media O2 is now offering its existing TV customers the ability to watch live Sky Sports channels in Ultra HD. All existing Virgin TV customers can add the Sky Sports Ultra HD package – which includes Sky Sports Main Event Ultra HD and Sky Sports Ultra HD 1 – to their bill for an […]

February 13, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Xumo, Element 4K smart TV portfolio expansion

Xumo, the streaming platform joint venture between US multiplay operators Comcast and Charter, and Element Electronics are to launch a new line of 4K Ultra HD smart TVs, across the US in 2023. Xumo was formed to develop and offer a next-generation streaming platform on a variety of branded 4K streaming devices and smart TVs. […]

January 6, 2023