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CCTV orders 16 4K DTC transmitters/receivers

In what DTC Broadcast describe as its “largest 4K order” yet, they are to supply 16 complete AEON-TX 4K transmitters, PRORXD-AEON receivers, antennas and ancillaries to Chinese broadcaster CCTV –…

Virgin Media claims UK broadcast HDR first

Virgin Media claims UK broadcast HDR first

Virgin Media has become the first UK TV platform to broadcast an event in 4K Ultra HD (UHD) with High Dynamic Range (HDR) with its retransmission of Eurosport’s coverage of…

Report: 8K mirroring 4K evolution

Report: 8K mirroring 4K evolution

A major report in Display Daily focuses on 8K, and asks whether viewers need the new technology, what difference the technology makes and – key for most buyers – are…

ATSC 3.0 UHD HDR test success  

ATSC 3.0 UHD HDR test success  

In a field test conducted under the auspices of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Cleveland, Ohio between May 14th and May 16th, an engineering team from multiple industry…

France TV Sport UHD debuts at Roland-Garros

French PSB group France Télévisions is launching France TV Sport UHD 4K, a new 24-hour channel debuting at the Roland-Garros tennis open. Operated in partnership with the Fédération Française de…

Study: Just half of 4K TV owners have watched 4K content

Study: Just half of 4K TV owners have watched 4K content

Hub’s inaugural study on entertainment technology, Entertainment in the Connected Home, shows that even though ownership of new connected devices in the US is high, many who own them don’t…

8K over 5G live at Roland-Garros

8K over 5G live at Roland-Garros

French PSB France Télévisions is to stream more than 100 hours live in 8K over 5G, in association with Orange during the upcoming Roland-Garros tennis open (May 26th-June 9th). Images…

SES sets route from 4K to 8K

Northern Sky Research (NSR) forecasts that by the end of this year there will be some 196 4K channels broadcasting. SES, in a presentation at the recent NAB show in…

8K display sales to see strong growth

8K display sales to see strong growth

Sony’s price tag of $70,000 for its giant 8K LCD display is a big ask, but prices will soon fall.  A Research and Markets study said that today’s typical 4K…

US: 40-market Next-Gen TV build-out

At the 2019 NAB Show, a broad coalition of broadcast television station groups – including both network owned-and-operated stations and affiliates, as well as public broadcasters – have announced plans…

FCC’s Carr: ‘ATSC 3.0, a new broadband pipe’

FCC’s Carr: ‘ATSC 3.0, a new broadband pipe’

With a broad coalition of US broadcast television station groups announcing plans to deploy Next-Gen TV in the 40 largest US TV markets by the end of 2020, FCC Commissioner…

Eutelsat: ‘UHD global count now 155 channels’

Eutelsat: ‘UHD global count now 155 channels’

Eutelsat says that globally there are now 155 Ultra-HD channels or feeds on air, up 24 per cent on the position at March 2018. Michael Chabrol, Eutelsat’s SVP/New TV Formats,…

IHS forecasts buoyant growth for UHD

Research firm IHS Markit says that viewers in Europe, North America and even in Eastern Europe, LatAm and the MENA region are adopting 4K/UHD at an accelerating rate. Paul Gray,…

Ultra HD Forum: ‘2019 year of maturity’

The Ultra HD Forum (UHDF) – the global organisation defining industry best practices for the introduction of technologies to facilitate ultra-high-definition (UHD) viewing experiences – is bringing a significant update…

iPlayer to stream FA Cup games in UHD

iPlayer to stream FA Cup games in UHD

BBC iPlayer will bring football fans the Manchester City v Brighton FA Cup semi-final (April 6th) and the final (May 18th) live in Ultra HD and HDR for the first…