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8K Association: Spec update, new members

The 8K Association (8KA), the cross-industry group dedicated to promoting the growth of the 8K ecosystem, has published an updated performance specification for the powerful 8K Association Certified mark programme. The updated specification adds new decoding requirements, new image quality metrics and a game mode fulfilling the body’s goal to continue adding or expanding features […]

January 4, 2022By Colin Mann

Hisense to unveil 8K Laser TV at CES

Chinese consumer electronics giant Hisense is to unveil its 8K TriChroma Laser TV at CES, which boasts a 120″ screen. While the unit’s price – at around $5,999 – might be beyond the reach of most homes, Hisense is also addressing the mass market with a competitively priced ‘entry level’ series of 4K products (E6H […]

January 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

CES to showcase latest OLED tech

The giant Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opens in Las Vegas to “fully vaccinated” visitors on January 5th. This year’s show will close on January 7th, and most expect the event to be lass frantic than usual because of Covid. Certainly there will be fewer key presentations. BMW, Intel, AMD, TikTok, Twitter, GM, Google, Panasonic, T-Mobile, […]

January 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Netgem TV full fibre, TV bundles for BrawBand

Scottish FTTP broadband provider BrawBand, is partnering with telco TV specialist Netgem TV to enable its customers to access over 200 channels, including Premier Sports, available at home or on a mobile device. BrawBand customers will also have access to the Freeview Play service, making use of hundreds of extra box sets and movies for […]

December 17, 2021

Insight TV 4K streaming service on Comcast’s Xfinity, XClass TV

Insight TV has announced the launch of Insight TV 4K across Comcast’s entertainment platforms in the US, including Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex and the company’s new XClass TV. The service features some of Insight TV’s most popular titles including Close Proximity, Epic Exploring and King of the Hammers. Insight TV 4K is the first full […]

December 16, 2021

Enhanced Content Protection for Production guidelines from MovieLabs

Motion Pictures Laboratories (MovieLabs), a technology joint venture of the major Hollywood studios, has published the first version of the Enhanced Content Protection for Production (ECPP), providing a set of best practices for production services vendors, cloud services providers, studios and productions, developed with input from studio security experts and leading technology companies across the […]

December 14, 2021By Colin Mann

Forecast: 4K TV market to grow 15% CAGR

Helped by strong international growth, especially in China, Japan and South Korea, the 4K TV market by valuation is forecast to expand by $56.99 billion (€50.5bn) at a CAGR of 15 per cent CAGR in the period 2020-2025, according to market research from Technavio. However , as recognised by other researchers, the lack of viewable […]

December 13, 2021By Chris Forrester

Loewe returns to UK market wth Netgem

German luxury TV-maker Loewe has relaunched in the UK with its high-end, top-quality TV sets. This comes after the brand initially left the UK in July 2019, but returned following what has been described as a ‘significant investment’ from international technology investment company Skytec. Loewe will be partnering with Netgem TV in the UK, which […]

December 10, 2021By Colin Mann

FunBox UHD extends deal with Swisscom blue TV

Global media company SPI/FilmBox has announced the extension of the distribution deal with Swiss telco Swisscom for SPI’s 4K/UHD lifestyle channel, FunBox UHD, which features hundreds of hours of UHD programming on culture, travel, lifestyle, art, music and more. The channel will continue to be available via Swisscom’s blue TV service with German and English […]

December 8, 2021

Sunrise UPC expands 4K gaming via 5G

Sunrise UPC, the Swiss telcom, has launched its cloud gaming service with 4K resolution via 5G, for iOS (iPhone, iPads) and MacOS devices (MacBooks, iMacs, etc.). Over 100 games are now available via 5G or Wi-Fi on almost all mobile devices and – also new – directly on all Samsung smart TV models. Two new […]

December 6, 2021