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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

Predictions from Synamedia for 2023

Julien Signes, SVP and General Manager of Video Network at Synamedia and Simon Brydon, Senior Director of Security Business Development at Synamedia, have shared their industry predictions for 2023. Sports streaming rights: go big or go home 2022 was all about how the future of live sports streaming would play out. We have been keeping […]

December 5, 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

Device management in Android TVs: Trends to watch

We’re nearly at the end of 2022 – and the smart TV arena wars are heating up. Android TV, in particular, is finally living up to its potential to shake the market. Outside of the Asia-Pacific region, Google’s smart TV operating system is now the third-largest platform. Even more impressively, Android TV managed to accomplish […]

November 14, 2022

8K facing regulatory issues in Europe

A report from the 8K Association (8KA) says that unless something changes before March 2023 then the sale of 8K televisions in Europe could be in trouble. If there’s no change, says the 8KA then 8K televisions will be – in effect – banned. The problem is that 8K units use more electrical power and […]

September 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

Lord of the Rings in 8K from Samsung, Prime Video

TV manufacturer Samsung Electronics is collaborating with Prime Video offering fans the opportunity to experience exclusive 8K content from the upcoming The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series. Before the September 2nd premiere of the much-anticipated series on Prime Video, Tolkien fans and newcomers alike also will have early access to exclusive content […]

August 25, 2022By Colin Mann

8K HDMI cable available

8K might only be for specialist television viewing and the costs of displays are still best described as “high”. But at least now there’s an 8K cable to make connectivity between devices simpler and making live very much easier for the professional end of the broadcast industry. Connectivity specialist Covid Inc., based in Arizona, and […]

August 2, 2022By Chris Forrester

Research: Consumers remain sceptical on 8K

8K is failing to appeal to consumers, Omdia’s Senior Director, Media and Entertainment Maria Rua Aguete has said at a session on the reality of UHD deployments at the 2022 NAB Show. According to Omdia, shipments of 8K TVs accounted for just 0.15 per cent of all TV shipments in 2021. This translated to a […]

April 28, 2022

Survey: 8K awareness increasing

A survey from Hub Entertainment Research finds that consumers are increasingly aware of 8K TVs. Their buying intentions are also trending upward. The data is part of the company’s fourth annual Connected Home study, which surveyed 5,204 US consumers in February 2022. The Hub report says that 4K TVs and smart home devices have now […]

April 25, 2022By Chris Forrester