Advanced Television


Forecast: China multi-play service revenue poised for growth

Multi-play service revenue in China is set to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1 per cent from $172.7 billion (€159.4bn) in 2023 to $181.5 billion in 2028. With a focus on triple-play and quad-play service bundles, telecom operators leverage robust fixed network infrastructure to promote high-speed internet services, according to GlobalData, […]

March 27, 2024

Research: China drives growth in premium TVs

Research from Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) says that 2023 saw overall TV shipments fall by 3 per cent. They add that it is Chinese consumers who are driving growth in premium models. DSCC, working with Counterpoint Research’s Global TV Shipment Tracker, says that 223 million units were shipped last year (down 3 per cent). […]

February 29, 2024By Chris Forrester

China starts second broadband constellation

China successfully launched three test satellites for its expanding broadband Internet technologies on December 30th. The satellite was launched by a Long March-2C carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. These satellites are for the GuoWang national network of 13,000 satellites. However, there is now confirmed news that China […]

January 3, 2024

Hubei TV chooses Ateme

Ateme, a specialist in video compression, delivery and streaming solutions, has announced that Chinese TV station Hubei TV has chosen Ateme’s TITAN encoding and transcoding solutions for its Master Control Room (MCR) resource pool project. Hubei TV faces the daily challenge of managing a variety of signals from numerous studios. Ateme’s solution for the MCR […]

December 14, 2023

WBD announces Glow Up China

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) China has announced its first foray into Chinese reality with Glow Up China, an adaptation of the popular Warner Bros Independent Television Production (WBITVP) format. Delving into the world and talents of Chinese make-up artists, the series will launch locally on streaming platform Tencent Video this December. Building on the format’s […]

December 1, 2023

Huawai confirms satellite mega-constellation

Chinese technology giant Huawei’s low-orbit satellite Internet constellation has been officially announced, and a test satellite has already conducted in-orbit communication tests. At an event in Shanghai was reported on Chinese web-site Weibo, which stated “China Satellite Internet, Huawei is coming!” Huawei has launched two pairs of Ka-band prototype satellites (on August 21st and November […]

November 23, 2023

IMAX China refuses buyout

IMAX’s investments in China have proved to be lucrative with Chinese film-fans wholly enthusiastic over the giant-screen technology. Canada-headquartered IMAX has proposed acquiring the 28.5 per cent of IMAX China that it does not already own. However, shareholders in IMX China have voted the proposal down. An October 9th extraordinary general meeting saw shareholders vote […]

October 12, 2023By Chris Forrester

China wanted to buy OneWeb

There was reportedly once an attempted takeover of OneWeb by Chinese interests. An article in the Sunday Telegraph says that the UK’s MI5 security service investigated the China involvement, and this prompted the UK government to step in and buy a major stake in OneWeb. There was also a further complication in that OneWeb is […]

July 31, 2023By Chris Forrester

China registers with ITU for new mega-constellation

China has registered a new satellite constellation of 1,296 craft. The formal filing with the ITU was made on July 4th and updated on July 28th. The Chinese filing named its new constellation as Salespace-1 and it will have 36 planes of orbiting satellites, with each plane containing 36, hence a total of 1,296. The […]

July 31, 2023By Chris Forrester

IMAX buying out China unit

Giant cinema screen operator IMAX is acquiring the remaining 28.5 per cent of its Shanghai-based subsidiary it does not already own. IMAX China is currently quoted on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Imax has about 770 theatres in China. Toronto-based IMAX will see it have 100 per cent control of its Chinese unit and paying […]

July 14, 2023By Chris Forrester