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Italy: 452,000 tivùsat smart cards activated in 2022

Italian free-to-air satellite platform, tivùsat, reported 452,000 new smart card activations in 2022. Of this figure, 312,000 (69 per cent) are users equipped with decoders, while 140,000 (31 per cent) opted for a Cam installed in a Smart TV. Five regions of Italy were responsible for more than 220,000 activated smart cards, namely Lazio (49,560), […]

January 16, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

LG showcases Zero Connect technology at CES

LG Electronics (LG) is introducing its 97-inch LG SIGNATURE OLED M (model M3), the world’s first consumer TV with Zero Connect technology, a wireless solution capable of real-time video and audio transmission at up to 4K 120Hz. The revolutionary new OLED TV M3 delivers superior picture and sound quality as well as greater flexibility to […]

January 5, 2023

Roku unveils premium Roku TV OLED reference design

Roku, the TV streaming platform, has announced a new, premium Roku TV OLED TV reference design, now available to all Roku TV partners. Roku says the design offers superb picture quality, inky black levels, outstanding contrast, highly saturated colors, smooth motion, and superior viewing angles. This is the latest example of Roku’s dedication to working […]

January 4, 2023

8K TVs stymied by EU regulations

Would-be viewers to high-end televisions are always impressed by 8K Ultra High-Definition images. Indeed, even 8K (from sources such as YouTube) when viewed on a decent 4K set with high dynamic range installed, cannot help but be amazed at the image quality. These images are similar in concept to those when 4K was embryonic. They […]

December 15, 2022

AGC develops anti-glare screens

A Japanese glass manufacturer has developed anti-glare TV screen glass for 4K high-definition displays, notebook PCs and similar devices. AGC, based in Tokyo, reduces glare (best described as random unevenness on a screen caused by optical factors) as well as supressing light reflection. Anti-glass (AG) glass reduces eye fatigue by adding unevenness to the glass […]

December 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Mediaset to trial DVB-I standard

Italian broadcaster Mediaset plans to trial the distribution of linear TV channels using the DVB-I standard from April 2023. The new DVB-I standard is designed for the distribution of linear content via the internet, enabling the mixing of DTT and streaming content. Mediaset’s four channels (Canale 5, Italia 1, Rete 4, and 20) will arrive […]

December 1, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

ARwall powers Tales From the Explorer’s Club

Tales from the Explorer’s Club, the Discovery+ documentary series starring Josh Gates, explores some of the most inhospitable environments in the world. Gates travels from the peaks of Mount Everest to the unknown expanse of space, the densest forests, and even arctic polar expeditions all from the comfort of an air-conditioned Burbank studio supported by […]

November 30, 2022

Forecast: US connected video devices to top 1.1bn

The US installed base for Internet-connected video devices is on course to rise at a 2.3 per cent compound annual growth rate from 2021 through 2026, falling only slightly behind high-speed broadband household growth, according to Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence’s TMT offering. Kagan’s forecast anticipates a relatively stable 8.5 […]

November 23, 2022

Omdia: “We’re in third wave of streaming”

Paul Gray, senior director of research at Omdia, speaking at the Malaga 4K HDR Summit, told delegates that the industry is in the third wave of streaming. “We have gone from audio streaming to video streaming. Now we are streaming in the cloud,” said Gray. He has also made a very strong definition of the […]

November 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Spain: RTVE to show World Cup in 4K

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE is to show the upcoming FIFA World Cup from Qatar in 4K on its digital terrestrial TV service. The news emerged from the 4K-HDR Summit in Malaga, Spain. RTVE will be offering nearly 20 matches in 4K, including all the games played by the Spanish National Team. Víctor Sánchez, director of […]

November 15, 2022By Chris Forrester