Advanced Television

Ultra-HD/4K

Survey: Brits value video quality

Findings from the annual State of the Nation national TV trends survey from the Digital TV Group (DTG), the centre for UK digital TV, suggest that quality matters for an increasingly discerning consumer when it comes to resolution, audio quality and content. Consumers now expect all SVoDs and BVoDs to be available across all devices […]

May 10, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: Consumers remain sceptical on 8K

8K is failing to appeal to consumers, Omdia’s Senior Director, Media and Entertainment Maria Rua Aguete has said at a session on the reality of UHD deployments at the 2022 NAB Show. According to Omdia, shipments of 8K TVs accounted for just 0.15 per cent of all TV shipments in 2021. This translated to a […]

April 28, 2022

CommScope, Orange Moldova STB partnership

CommScope, a global player in home network solutions, has partnered with Orange Moldova to provide their subscribers with the latest generation of set tops powered by Android TV designed to provide both live television and premium streaming services. With the launch of the Orange TV Box 4K, Orange Moldova will offer their subscribers the next […]

April 28, 2022

Survey: 8K awareness increasing

A survey from Hub Entertainment Research finds that consumers are increasingly aware of 8K TVs. Their buying intentions are also trending upward. The data is part of the company’s fourth annual Connected Home study, which surveyed 5,204 US consumers in February 2022. The Hub report says that 4K TVs and smart home devices have now […]

April 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

BT scores 8K first

BT Sport, working with a range of partners, has successfully delivered the UK’s first live 8K broadcast of a top-tier sporting event into the home. BT Sport broadcast the Saracens v Bristol Bears Gallagher Premiership Rugby match on March 26th live in 8K into selected homes – building on its ongoing 8K leadership which in […]

April 6, 2022By Colin Mann

Eutelsat: “UHD not as successful as we hoped”

Eutelsat’s Cristiano Benzi, SVP Global/Professional Video, speaking during the satellite operator’s Webinar on UHD and its prospects, stated that “UHD was not as successful as Eutelsat had hoped”. Out of some 7,000 channels carried by Eutelsat only 34 are currently in UHD. Benzi said that on Eutelsat’s important Hot Bird satellite position, there were almost […]

March 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

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

UHD Alliance updates Filmmaker Mode

The UHD Alliance (UHDA) used CES for a high-profile update on its Filmmaker Mode. The event built on an announcement made in 2019 by leading film luminaries Martin Scorsese, Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler. The basic aim of Filmmakers Mode is a TV setting that, in the words of Carolyn Giardina of The Hollywood Reporter […]

January 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

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

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