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Intelsat, Telenor to offer 4K

Intelsat and Norway’s Telenor share the 1 degree West orbital position. The pair say they will expand their UHD 4K offerings to serve Scandinavian and Central Eastern European (CEE) viewers. The service has the potential to reach 18 million pay-TV viewers. The two channels on offer are from NASA and WOW TV “with new channels […]

February 3, 2021By Chris Forrester

RTVE heads UHD Spain

Spanish public broadcaster, RTVE, will lead the recently created UHD Spain Association following RTVE’s Technology director, Pere Vila, being appointed as the president of the organisation. The UHD Association in Spain has been created with the aim of boosting 4K, 8K, HDR and new broadcasting technologies putting Spain at the same level as Germany, France, Italy […]

January 27, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

TiVo, Pindrop partner for authentication

TiVo has made a strategic partnership with authentication startup Pindrop. With Pindrop’s tech embeded into smart TVs, users could be authenticated based on their voice, as opposed to punching in usernames and passwords. Family members could also be differentiated by voice for the purpose of user profiles, and search and recommendation. “Contextual awareness is key […]

January 26, 2021

Prosound Conference Systems adopts Bluefish444

Prosound Conference Systems is an AV rental and live events company based in Serbia, primarily catering to the conference and corporate events market. Prosound have been trading for over 10 years and own enough AV equipment and have the in-house technical expertise to conduct more than 10 simultaneous live events in a day. They have […]

January 26, 2021

NEXTGEN TV broadcasters welcome FCC roll-out boost

The Pearl TV group of US broadcast companies has welcomed the decision by the Federal Communications Commission to give broadcasters more flexibility when using a Distributed Television System (DTS) for NEXTGEN TV broadcasts using hybrid broadcast and broadband standard ATSC 3.0. Public and commercial broadcasters had sought the refinement of Commission rules, in order to […]

January 20, 2021

MovieLabs updates content protection spec

MovieLabs, an independent non-profit organisation founded by major Hollywood studios to advance research and development in motion picture distribution and protection, has updated its Enhanced Content Protection Specification. Since its original publication in 2013, the MovieLabs Enhanced Content Protection (ECP) Specification has raised the bar for protecting 4K, HDR and early window content in consumer […]

January 14, 2021By Colin Mann

UHD Spain Association launches

The first UHD Association in Spain will launch next week with the aim of boosting 4K, 8K, HDR and new broadcasting technologies putting Spain at the same level as Germany, France, Italy and the UK with similar organisations. Backed by International organisations including the UHD Alliance, UHD Forum and 8K Association, the Spanish Association will […]

January 13, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Forecast: LCD TV panel prices up in 2021

In a series of 2021 predictions in a report from Bob O’Brien of the Digital Supply Chain (DSCC) he suggests that LCD television panel prices will remain higher in 2021 than in 2020 at least until Q4 this year. O’Brien says: “2020 started with panel prices rising after Samsung and LGD announced that they would […]

January 12, 2021By Chris Forrester

Survey: 32% UK media & gaming providers can’t guarantee ‘always on’

Despite a ferocious consumer appetite for on-demand experiences – live sport streaming, bet-in play options, online gaming – a third (32 per cent) of UK businesses in the media and gaming sectors admit they can’t guarantee an ‘always-on’ IT experience for customers. The stats were revealed in a survey of IT decision-makers by Veritas Technologies, […]

January 6, 2021

Analyst: TV market boosted by lockdown western consumers

The global TV market is on track to achieve 1.2 per cent growth in 2020 and is set to end the year on more than 233 million shipments, according to a new market report from Futuresource Consulting. Trade value has also fared relatively well, forecast to decline by just 1 per cent to $83.7 billion. […]

December 16, 2020