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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

Synamedia, AMD help deliver UK 8K broadcast

Synamedia, the independent video software provider, has announced that its VIVID Compression platform, powered by AMD EPYC 7763 processors, distributed BT Sport’s 8K-UHD broadcast of the Saracens vs. Bristol Bears Gallagher Premiership Rugby on March 26th. This accomplishment was the UK’s first live 8K home broadcast of a top-tier sporting event delivered in 8K using […]

April 14, 2022

BT scores 8K first

BT Sport, working with a range of partners, has successfully delivered the UK’s first live 8K broadcast of a top-tier sporting event into the home. BT Sport broadcast the Saracens v Bristol Bears Gallagher Premiership Rugby match on March 26th live in 8K into selected homes – building on its ongoing 8K leadership which in […]

April 6, 2022By Colin Mann

Avid, Arab Telemedia agree multi-year subscription agreement

Avid has announced the end-to-end upgrade of Arab Telemedia Group (ATG), an Emmy Award-winning independent commercial media enterprise specialising in telenovela series productions aired throughout the Arab world. This longstanding Avid customer, based in Amman, Jordan, has modernized its content workflows through a new subscription agreement that ensures its editorial teams will always have the […]

March 23, 2022

NHK develops 8K slo-mo camera

The research division of Japan’s public broadcaster NHK has developed an 8K camera unit that can capture and record at 240 frames/second and thus suitable for slow-motion work. NHK’s STRL (Science & Technology Research) is the division which has masterminded the development of 8K Ultra-HD technology, and says the new camera system will bring new […]

February 11, 2022By Chris Forrester

China offers Winter Games in 8K

Beijing-based China Media Group (CMG) will transmit China Central TV-8K, a dedicated 8K channel covering the upcoming Winter Olympic Games, to audiences throughout China. “To meet the goal of presenting the Beijing 2022 via 8K ultra-high-definition technology, the CMG has advanced the construction of the relevant production and broadcasting system, and has accelerated the rapid […]

January 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

8K Association: Spec update, new members

The 8K Association (8KA), the cross-industry group dedicated to promoting the growth of the 8K ecosystem, has published an updated performance specification for the powerful 8K Association Certified mark programme. The updated specification adds new decoding requirements, new image quality metrics and a game mode fulfilling the body’s goal to continue adding or expanding features […]

January 4, 2022By Colin Mann

Hisense to unveil 8K Laser TV at CES

Chinese consumer electronics giant Hisense is to unveil its 8K TriChroma Laser TV at CES, which boasts a 120″ screen. While the unit’s price – at around $5,999 – might be beyond the reach of most homes, Hisense is also addressing the mass market with a competitively priced ‘entry level’ series of 4K products (E6H […]

January 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

TCL: “Creating 8K channel pretty easy”

The 8K Association followed up the recent announcement of TCL televisions adding The Explorers 8K channel by speaking with Gilles Dassac, CTO at The Explorers, and Aaron Dew, Director of Product Development at TCL North America. Dassac says that the natural and human heritage channel now has more than 40 hours of exclusive 8K material […]

December 3, 2021By Chris Forrester