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Sony 8K gets closer

Sony 8K gets closer

NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster, is already making programmes in 8K (16-times the resolution of HDTV) in readiness for a launch of services later in 2018 and in general readiness for…

4KUNIVERSE launches in Switzerland

4KUNIVERSE launches in Switzerland

General entertainment channel 4KUNIVERSE – currently at the heart of satellite operator SES’s North American Ultra HD platform – is expanding its reach to Switzerland as SES begins distribution of…

UHD HDR iPlayer for Blue Planet II

Wildlife fans can watch Blue Planet II in the best quality ever shown on the BBC iPlayer from December 10th. The full, seven-part series will be available on iPlayer in…

Love Nature launches on Vodafone TV in NZ

Love Nature, a joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks, has announced that its premium wildlife and nature streaming video service, available in 65+ countries, has launched on…

DVB Oks latest UHD specs

DVB Oks latest UHD specs

At the 87th meeting of the DVB Steering Board (SB) important revisions and updates for three DVB specifications were approved. This development marks the completion of the current generation of…

FCC approves Next Gen TV plan

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved (in a 3:2 vote) voluntary use by broadcasters of the new ATSC 3.0 advanced TV transmission scheme for the USA. The FCC, in its…

Vimeo adds HDR support

Vimeo, the video sharing website, has added support for the HDR format. In a blog post the company said: “We aim to deliver creators, their videos, and their fans the…

Layer3 launches Smithsonian Channel 4K VoD

Layer3 launches Smithsonian Channel 4K VoD

After officially launching documentary-focused Smithsonian Channel in October 2017, cable network operator Layer3 TV is now the first MVPD (Multichannel video programming distributor) to carry the channel’s full 4K On…

Analyst: 4K not reaching devices

Analyst: 4K not reaching devices

The UHD device market continues to excel with media streamers, set-top boxes, games consoles and UHD TVs all demonstrating significant growth, according to analyst firm Futuresource Consulting. The quantity of…

DOCOMO 5G connected car trial

DOCOMO 5G connected car trial

A trial of 5G technologies for automobiles, conducted jointly by Japanese mobile telco NTT DOCOMO with Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), Ericsson and Intel Corporation (Intel), has achieved data speeds of…