Advanced Television


Samsung: “8K is the future”

Richard Moreton, from Samsung Electronics’ R&D UK Business Development & Industrial Affairs unit, told delegates to the virtual 4K Summit that 8K is absolutely on Samsung’s agenda. “We very much see a future for 8K, not just to be selling [TV] panels but in the use of this new technology to enable and grow the […]

November 25, 2020By Chris Forrester

Omdia: “Next 2 years a marketer’s dream for 4K”

Paul Gray, Omdia Senior Research Manager, speaking at Spain’s UHD Summit, said that while the broadcasting of 4K material had been badly impacted by the pandemic and the cancellation of global sporting events, he was confident that 2021 would be “tremendous” year for the take-up of 4K. “The next two years will be a marketer’s […]

November 23, 2020By Chris Forrester

Zattoo HbbTV hybrid 4K set top

Zattoo has launched hybrid HbbTV software on its latest Android TV Operator Tier certified 4K STB. It says HbbTV on the Android box gives its operator customers the flexibility to benefit from the latest TV technology while continuing access to their existing features and functionality. The Android TV 4K set-top box has been deployed by […]

November 23, 2020

Universal Electronics Apple TV remote for MVPDs

Universal Electronics, a global player in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home, is introducing a remote control for Apple TV specifically developed and designed to meet the needs of cable, satellite, IPTV and other Multichannel Video Programme Distributors (MVPDs). Available early next year, this new remote offers controls to specifically enhance the […]

November 20, 2020

Omdia: 4K TV ownership at 38% in W. Europe

Maria Rua Aguete, Senior Research Director at Omdia, speaking at the 4K HDR Summit’s virtual edition, said that viewers in the US and Western Europe are increasingly enjoying 4K television. She says that the US ownership of 4K is currently at 52 per cent. Western Europe is at 38 per cent, and will take about […]

November 18, 2020By Chris Forrester

Analyst: Pandemic boosts console market; delays 8K TV

The ongoing pandemic is having different impacts on the media device market, according to tech market advisory firm, ABI Research. The pandemic boosted the game console market yet curbed flat-panel TV sales. The arrival of next-generation

November 5, 2020

Spain: 4K TV ownership up 26%

In data to be presented by GfK at the upcoming 4K HDR Virtual Summit 2020, organised by Medina Media, delegates will be told that Spain’s enthusiasm for 4K set ownership is up 26 per cent year-or-year. Javier Morago, Spain’s country manager for various TV brands including Vestel, Toshiba, JVC and Hitachi, will report that despite […]

November 3, 2020By Chris Forrester

Spain tests 8K on DTT

Spain has become the first country to broadcast 8K content under the DVB-T2 standard on DTT. Public TV group RTVE has carried out the first transmissions, using DVB-T2 and Dolby AC-4 sound on the channel TVE 4K, operated by Cellnex Telecom, in several Spanish cities: Madrid, Seville, Valencia, Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela, Málaga and Ciudad […]

October 22, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Humax unveils AURA 4K Freeview PVR

Humax has announced AURA, a 4K Freeview Play Recorder powered by Android TV technology. The Ultra HD TV recorder provides a multitude of subscription-free and top-up entertainment delivered with 4K HDR picture quality. With integrated Google Assistant and access to thousands of apps via the Google Play Store, AURA syncs with the user’s Google account […]

October 19, 2020

Orange Spain adds Eurosport 4K

Orange Spain has added a new channel to its UHD offering; Eurosport 4K. Fibre optic subscribers equipped with a 4K TV and a STB Orange TV WHD81 or  a 4K Android TV will be able to watch the channel on slot 102. Eurosport airs a host of top sporting events including Grand Slam tennis, Grand […]

September 24, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid