Advanced Television


Hitachi supplies 550 UHD cameras to Italy

Hitachi Kokusai Electric has completed what it describes as a “massive” project to provide high-end video cameras to Italy’s leading broadcasters. The two long-term contracts provided cameras to upgrade all the principal production studios and outside broadcast units for HD/UHD capture. While not specifying who the end client/s were, Hitachi says the latest deliveries complete […]

September 6, 2022By Chris Forrester

Forecast: 240 UHD services by end of 2022

The Ultra HD Forum’s UHD Service Tracker says that by the end of this year they expect around 240 UHD consumer broadcasts on air. This is up from 208 two years ago. These numbers do not include services such as the Sky Glass option in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. IBC will see this […]

September 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

LG unveils new gaming UI

LG Electronics is expanding the gaming experience on its latest TVs, adding new cloud-gaming services to give users more choice, and a UI update that makes it easier to get in the game. Blacknut and Utomik Cloud, arriving on LG TVs in September and November, respectively, deliver a wealth of titles spanning classic games, indie […]

September 5, 2022

LG unveils bendable 42″ OLED TV

LG Electronics (LG) has unveiled its LG OLED Flex (model LX3), a new TV boasting a bendable 42-inch OLED screen. The LX3’s display can go from completely flat to curved (900R), letting users choose their ideal arc from twenty levels of curvature, for a personalised viewing experience. The form factor of the LG OLED Flex […]

August 31, 2022

Lord of the Rings in 8K from Samsung, Prime Video

TV manufacturer Samsung Electronics is collaborating with Prime Video offering fans the opportunity to experience exclusive 8K content from the upcoming The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series. Before the September 2nd premiere of the much-anticipated series on Prime Video, Tolkien fans and newcomers alike also will have early access to exclusive content […]

August 25, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: OLED panel shipments fall in Q2

A report from Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) says that OLED panel revenues increased 12 per cent y-o-y while there was a 3 per cent fall as a result of form factor mix changes for smartphones and y-o-y growth for automotive, game, notebook PCs, monitors, tablets and AR/VR in Q2 2022. Smartphones remained the largest […]

August 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

8K HDMI cable available

8K might only be for specialist television viewing and the costs of displays are still best described as “high”. But at least now there’s an 8K cable to make connectivity between devices simpler and making live very much easier for the professional end of the broadcast industry. Connectivity specialist Covid Inc., based in Arizona, and […]

August 2, 2022By Chris Forrester

Netgem powers Gibtelecom TV relaunch

Gibraltar quadplay operator Gibtelecom has enhanced its TV service offering more content, more features and what it says is a better visual experience via a modern and sleek interface, fully leveraging Netgem TV’s platform capabilities.  The successful partnership between Gibtelecom and Netgem, which saw the launch of the operator’s first TV service in 2018, is […]

June 30, 2022By Colin Mann

ATSC 3.0 available in over half US homes

So-called ‘next-generation TV’, AKA ultra-high definition’s ATSC 3.0, is now available to a total of 68 US markets representing more than half of US homes. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in a report, said: “Based on our records, ATSC 3.0 stations have been licensed to operate in 68 markets, though in some cases it may […]

June 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

LG Display invests $1bn in Vietnam facility

LG Display is raising about $1 billion from investors in order to build a new flat-panel production facility in Vietnam. The new cash is coming from domestic and foreign banks, say local reports, with named banks such as ANZ Bank, HSBC, Citi Bank, and Spain’s Caixa Bank which will extend loans at competitive interest rates […]

June 16, 2022By Chris Forrester