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UHD

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

SES reach rises to 366m homes

Satellite operator SES, in its latest Satellite Monitor global reach survey, says it is now delivers almost 8,400 TV channels – including 3,130 in HD or UHD – to a total of 366 million TV homes worldwide, an increase of five million homes over the previous year. SES says it continues to outperform the industry […]

April 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Streaming software market at $13bn by 2030

At present, the broadcasting industry is experiencing ever-increasing demand for original video content, reports Future Market Insights. Major competitors are spending billions on the production of new content to satisfy their existing audiences and also attract new viewers. As such, several developers and broadcasters are striving to boost their video streaming software and services by […]

March 28, 2022

Eutelsat: “UHD not as successful as we hoped”

Eutelsat’s Cristiano Benzi, SVP Global/Professional Video, speaking during the satellite operator’s Webinar on UHD and its prospects, stated that “UHD was not as successful as Eutelsat had hoped”. Out of some 7,000 channels carried by Eutelsat only 34 are currently in UHD. Benzi said that on Eutelsat’s important Hot Bird satellite position, there were almost […]

March 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

TalkTalk rolls out new 4K TV Box

The new TalkTalk TV 4K Box is available on new and existing fibre plans, offering a selection of UHD entertainment for £4 a month. The new 4K TV Box offers more choice for TalkTalk TV customers, giving access to more than 70 channels and on-demand players through the Netgem TV interface, with more apps and […]

March 21, 2022

PPDS (Philips) confirms ISE 2022 attendance in Barcelona

PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips digital signage, interactive displays, direct view LED and professional TV products and solutions, is delighted to confirm its participation at this year’s ISE 2022 in Barcelona (May 10-13), together with announcing an exclusive pre-show online partner event (March 30), with the company preparing a wave of new product […]

March 18, 2022