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Intelsat, Globo World Cup 8K demo

Satellite operator Intelsat is partnering with Latin America broadcaster Globo to demonstrate live 8K video transmissions in Brazil for the 2018 World Cup. Beginning June 15th and running through July…

beIN SPORTS, Canal+ team for 4K World Cup

beIN SPORTS and the Canal+ Group are launching the beIN SPORTS 1 4K channel which they say will let French football fans follow the major World Cup games in unmatched…

Apple previews tvOS 12; Charter deal

Apple previews tvOS 12; Charter deal

Apple has previewed tvOS 12, the new operating system designed for enjoying entertainment on the big screen, which it says “takes the cinematic experience of Apple TV 4K to the…

SES-12 launch success

SES-12 launch success

Satellite operator SES has confirmed that its SES-12 craft was successfully launched onboard a ‘flight-proven’ SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida, US, at 00:45 local time. SES-12,…

BBC: Live UHD, VR World Cup trials

BBC: Live UHD, VR World Cup trials

The BBC has announced what it describes as two “cutting-edge” trials to bring the FIFA World Cup live to audiences in Ultra HD and virtual reality. “The BBC has brought…

Portugal: World Cup in 4K on RTP

Portugese public broadcaster RTP and telco NOS have reached an agreement to broadcast the upcoming World Cup tournament in Russia in 4K through a specific channel, branded ‘RTP 4’, which…

Spain: World Cup boosts 4K and big-screen TV sales

Spain: World Cup boosts 4K and big-screen TV sales

The sale of big-screen and 4K-ready TV sets are significantly increasing in Spain as this year’s World Cup tournament in Russia draws closer. The sales of 65 inch+ TV sets…

IHS: World Cup boost for LCD TV shipments

IHS: World Cup boost for LCD TV shipments

Global TV shipments increased by 7.9 per cent to 50.6 million units in the first quarter of 2018 compared to a year ago, according to critical information, analytics and solutions…

France Télévisions confirms UHD Roland-Garros

France Télévisions confirms UHD Roland-Garros

Following the news that Eurosport is launching a new channel exclusively for the French Open at Roland-Garros with every match from the prestigious Philippe Chatrier centre court available in Ultra…

Spain: Champions League final in 4K

Spain: Champions League final in 4K

Samsung has teamed up with OTT service beIN Connect, owned by Mediapro, to broadcast the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid on May 26th in 4K through Samsung…