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MediaTek 4K smart TV boost

Fabless semiconductor company MediaTek has unveiled its new 4K smart TV chip, the MT9638, with an integrated high-performance AI processing unit (APU). MT9638 supports AI-enhancement technologies such as AI super…

YouTube ‘redefining’ video experience

YouTube ‘redefining’ video experience

YouTube has shared details of its efforts to open what it describes as “a new chapter for video” with enhancements including easier navigation and 4K viewing options. In a blog…

Intelsat, Telenor to offer 4K

Intelsat and Norway’s Telenor share the 1 degree West orbital position. The pair say they will expand their UHD 4K offerings to serve Scandinavian and Central Eastern European (CEE) viewers.…

MovieLabs updates content protection spec

MovieLabs updates content protection spec

MovieLabs, an independent non-profit organisation founded by major Hollywood studios to advance research and development in motion picture distribution and protection, has updated its Enhanced Content Protection Specification. Since its…

UHD Spain Association launches

UHD Spain Association launches

The first UHD Association in Spain will launch next week with the aim of boosting 4K, 8K, HDR and new broadcasting technologies putting Spain at the same level as Germany,…

Survey: 32% UK media & gaming providers can’t guarantee ‘always on’

Survey: 32% UK media & gaming providers can’t guarantee ‘always on’

Despite a ferocious consumer appetite for on-demand experiences – live sport streaming, bet-in play options, online gaming – a third (32 per cent) of UK businesses in the media and…

Matthew Mancinelli puts 4KUniverse up for sale, wants $75m for 51%

4KUniverse, the first-to-market Hollywood mover and shaker in American 4K HDR TV broadcasting, is up for sale at a price of $75 million for 51% majority ownership. 4KUniverse will hire…

Report: Apple & Google key to driving TV sales

Report: Apple & Google key to driving TV sales

Global TV sales remain stable and will stay that way, with Futuresource Consulting forecasting growth of less than one per cent CAGR between 2018 and 2024. This obscures the underlying…

Analyst: TV market boosted by lockdown western consumers

Analyst: TV market boosted by lockdown western consumers

The global TV market is on track to achieve 1.2 per cent growth in 2020 and is set to end the year on more than 233 million shipments, according to…

Omdia: “Next 2 years a marketer’s dream for 4K”

Paul Gray, Omdia Senior Research Manager, speaking at Spain’s UHD Summit, said that while the broadcasting of 4K material had been badly impacted by the pandemic and the cancellation of…

Survey: Consumers value enhanced entertainment quality

Survey: Consumers value enhanced entertainment quality

Findings from a survey by immersive entertainment experience specialist Dolby Laboratories suggest that consumers are seeking out better audiovisual experiences and new ways of interacting with friends and family, According…

Netgem, VX Fiber partnership

Netgem, VX Fiber partnership

Ultrafast broadband digital TV service provider Netgem has been selected by digital infrastructure specialist VX Fiber as one of the first entertainment and multi-streaming services providers on its Open Access…

Sky Q adds HDR movies; signal loss back-up

Sky Q adds HDR movies; signal loss back-up

Sky Q is adding HDR movies in time for Christmas, and is rolling out a number of new features, including allowing users to keep watching, no matter the weather. Viewers will be able to…

Omdia: 4K TV ownership at 38% in W. Europe

Omdia: 4K TV ownership at 38% in W. Europe

Maria Rua Aguete, Senior Research Director at Omdia, speaking at the 4K HDR Summit’s virtual edition, said that viewers in the US and Western Europe are increasingly enjoying 4K television.…

Consumer awareness campaign from NEXTGEN TV

Consumer awareness campaign from NEXTGEN TV

With a planned multimillion dollar on-air and online awareness campaign scheduled for over the holidays and into early January 2021, US broadcast group Pearl TV and its Phoenix Model Market…

Spain tests 8K on DTT

Spain tests 8K on DTT

Spain has become the first country to broadcast 8K content under the DVB-T2 standard on DTT. Public TV group RTVE has carried out the first transmissions, using DVB-T2 and Dolby…

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