Advanced Television


Space entrepreneur raises £2m for new satellites

An entrepreneur on a mission to launch the world’s first service streaming live video from space has raised over £2 million in an investment round led by Mercia. Charles Black’s company Sen aims to enable consumers around the world to watch free ultra-high-definition (UHD) videos of Earth from cameras located on its satellites and will […]

December 8, 2022By Colin Mann

Spain backs further UHD expansion

Spain’s Ministry of Economic Affairs & Digital Transformation says that experimental Ultra High-Definition (UHD) broadcasts have already been licensed in all of the country’s provincial capitals and additional important cities. Antonio Fernández-Paniagua, Deputy DG for Planning and Management of the Radioelectronic Spectrum at the ministry, is calling for more. Fernández-Paniagua will be speaking at the […]

November 3, 2022

Report: UHD market remains buoyant

Researchers at Technavio suggest that the market for UHD displays will increase by some $313 billion (€321m) and at a CAGR of 22.35 per cent during the period 2022-2026. The report suggests that the APAC region will contribute 50 per cent of that growth. This global growth for UHD displays will expand 21.9 per cent […]

October 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Avid launches subscription solution for TV and media graphics

Avid has announced the immediate availability of its next-generation of Maestro, a new subscription-based software solution for real-time broadcast television graphics. Available immediately, this fully backward compatible solution offers graphics teams the power, flexibility and scalability to produce and deliver the best quality graphics possible for on-air and studio video wall content. Graphics teams can […]

September 21, 2022

France: INULTRA launches on Freebox 4K

Insight TV, the global millennial-focused channel operator and content producer, has partnered with French telco, Free, who will be the first provider in Europe to launch INULTRA, Insight TV’s flagship UHD HDR channel, since its rebrand. Viewers to Free in France can now access Millennial and Gen-Z lifestyle content from Insight TV, and will be […]

September 6, 2022

Forecast: 240 UHD services by end of 2022

The Ultra HD Forum’s UHD Service Tracker says that by the end of this year they expect around 240 UHD consumer broadcasts on air. This is up from 208 two years ago. These numbers do not include services such as the Sky Glass option in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. IBC will see this […]

September 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

disguise software solution for cloud-native graphics production

disguise launches its first integrated hardware and software solution for cloud-native broadcast graphics production. Developed with Polygon Labs – which was acquired by disguise earlier this year – the solution is made up of the new Porta 2.0 cloud app and px hardware. Together, they enable broadcasters to seamlessly create, control, and collaborate on real-time […]

September 1, 2022

ATSC 3.0 available in over half US homes

So-called ‘next-generation TV’, AKA ultra-high definition’s ATSC 3.0, is now available to a total of 68 US markets representing more than half of US homes. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in a report, said: “Based on our records, ATSC 3.0 stations have been licensed to operate in 68 markets, though in some cases it may […]

June 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

Qvest offers cloud-native editing solution

Efficient workflows, instant access to workstations and video content via individual dashboards and limitless collaboration in the cloud: Qvest offers a new remote editing solution tailored to the current needs of broadcasters, publishers, network agencies and post-production specialists. The basis for it is the qibb integration platform by Techtriq, which enables professional media workflows in […]

May 12, 2022

Survey: Brits value video quality

Findings from the annual State of the Nation national TV trends survey from the Digital TV Group (DTG), the centre for UK digital TV, suggest that quality matters for an increasingly discerning consumer when it comes to resolution, audio quality and content. Consumers now expect all SVoDs and BVoDs to be available across all devices […]

May 10, 2022By Colin Mann