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ATSC 3.0 available in over half US homes

So-called ‘next-generation TV’, AKA ultra-high definition’s ATSC 3.0, is now available to a total of 68 US markets representing more than half of US homes. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in a report, said: “Based on our records, ATSC 3.0 stations have been licensed to operate in 68 markets, though in some cases it may […]

June 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

Mediaset to expand HD offering on Tivùsat

Italy’s Mediaset is expanding its HD offering on the Tivùsat DTH platform as of July 17th. Besides the existing HD versions of Canale 5; Rete 4; Italia 1; and 27, the broadcaster will add eight more TV channels in HD, namely Iris, La5, Cine34, Focus, Top Crime, Tgcom24, Mediaset Extra and Italia2. This will bring […]

June 27, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

OneWeb, Stellar Blu deliver LEO inflight connectivity

OneWeb, the global space-based communications company, and commercial aviation terminal partner Stellar Blu Solutions, have successfully delivered high-speed, low-latency inflight LEO satellite connectivity to a commercial airliner. Stellar Blu, has partnered with antenna technology provider Ball Aerospace to incorporate its electronically steered arrays (ESA) into the terminal solution. This collaboration realised breakthrough performance on OneWeb’s […]

June 14, 2022

MultiChoice offers 4K World Cup; ups local spend

South Africa’s MultiChoice pay-TV operation is to launch 4K content this autumn ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup football tournament being held in Qatar. CEO Calvo Mawela stated that MultiChoice is ready for the World Cup in 4K and the service will be offered on its DStv and Showmax Pro platforms; Showmax Pro is […]

June 13, 2022By Chris Forrester

Defenders now in 4K on Disney+

Marvel Defenders titles on Disney+, which landed on the platform in March, have now been updated to 4K resolution. As well as season 1 of The Defenders, Marvel titles Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, The Punisher and Iron Fist are all now available to stream in Ultra HD. The series – which star Charlie Cox, […]

June 8, 2022By Nik Roseveare

CommScope, Telenor Sverige partnership

CommScope, a global player in home network solutions, has partnered with Telenor Sverige to provide their customers in Sweden with the VIP5702W set top powered by Android TV. This marks a continued expansion of CommScope’s leadership in video devices and a further commitment to our strong presence in the important Nordic region. “Telenor Sverige is […]

June 2, 2022

ViewSonic’s 4K ‘short-throw’ laser projector

ViewSonic has introduced a new 4K ultra-short throw laser home theatre projector (the X2000B-4K model). The projector features high-speed Wi-Fi that allows users to wirelessly share and stream videos and movies from compatible smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. Users can place the unit just a few inches away from a wall and still deliver […]

May 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

Research: Grandparents turn to TikTok

Almost a quarter (24 per cent) of grandparents want to learn how to use TikTok as a way of bonding with their grandchildren, according to research from connectivity provider TalkTalk. The video social media app has exploded in popularity in recent years and now boasts close to nine million active users in the UK. The […]

May 10, 2022

Globecast, France Televisions Overseas, Orange partner to trial 4K pop-up channel

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media and content management, has announced that it partnered with France Televisions Overseas, and its Regionale Directorate Réunion La 1ère, to trial a 4K pop-up channel on the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion, covering the Grand Raid 2021 in late October. Globecast also worked with Orange to create […]

May 10, 2022

WaterBear, 4KUniverse on Comcast platforms

WaterBear Network, the free streaming service dedicated to the future of the planet, has launched its app across Comcast’s Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex and XClass TV entertainment platforms. With the launch, WaterBear Network’s impact-led original documentaries spanning biodiversity, community, circularity, climate action and sustainable fashion aim to inspire positive change for millions of viewers across […]

May 3, 2022By Nik Roseveare