TERN hires former Teuve chief in commercial role

Television Entertainment Reality Network (TERN), the company behind the INsight premium Ultra HD channel, has named Graeme Stanley as commercial director. Stanley, formerly the managing director of Teuve, the Spanish channel provider owned by Liberty Global, will be charged with heading up the commercial, distribution, and advertising growth of INsight TV globally. Prior to heading […]

Sony launches new Bravia HDR TVs

Sony has announced two new 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) series of televisions at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new flagship XBR-A1E Bravia OLED and XBR-X930E/X940E series TVs are designed to deliver wider brightness range, higher contrast and better picture quality. Both lines of TV will be powered by Sony’s 4K HDR processor, X1 […]

Eutelsat completes Rai HD channel line-up for TivùSat

Satellite operator Eutelsat has begun broadcasting an additional five channels in HD from public broadcaster Rai for the TivùSat Italian free-to-air satellite platform. The addition of Rai YoYo, Rai School, Rai Gulp, Rai Storia and Rai News24 means that all 13 Rai channels are now available in HD. The launch of the services was completed […]

Samsung launches ‘smartest TV ever’

Samsung has launched what it described as its “smartest TV ever” ahead of this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new QLED TV series – Q9, Q8, and Q7 – is designed to let users control “most connected TV devices” from a single source, with the Samsung Smart Remote. Viewers can also use their […]

Samsung to launch smart TV services at CES

Samsung is set to introduce new smart TV services at CES this week, in a bid to offer personalised content to viewers based on their preferences. The services, named Sports and Music, will be offered through Samsung’s Smart Hub platform. The Smart TV Sports service will provide customised sports information – including fixture and score […]

New 4K UHD channel for US

A new 4K UHD channel, 4KUniverse, has take capacity on SES’s satellite platform to broadcast Ultra HD content across the US. 4KUniverse will make its debut in January on the SES-1 satellite offering a mix of documentaries, sports, movies, and TV shows aimed at millennials and Generation-X viewers. The channel is being licensed to multiple […]

Mediapro to broadcast 4K El Clasico with 360° replays

Spanish broadcaster Mediapro is to make 4K 360° replays of a forthcoming El Clasico football match between Real Badrid and Barcelona available for the first time in partnership with Spanish football league La Liga. BeIN LaLiga, the official broadcaster for La Liga in Spain, has created a 24-hour channel in the week leading up to […]

UHD TV sets to account for 60% of total market by 2020

UHD TV shipments are forecast to account for 25% of all TV shipments this year, reflecting growth of 75% year-on-year, according to a report by Futuresource Consulting. Futuresource expects UHD TVs to be at the forefront of retailers’ marketing efforts, with discount offers driving sales. It expects UHD units to account for 60% of all […]

4K UHD TV on threshold of mass-market, says report

Ownership of 4K UHD-capable TVs is on the threshold of becoming a mass-market phenomenon, at least in the US, according to research by NPD Group. According to the NPD Group Connected Intelligence Home Entertainment Report, 38% of US consumers say they are very or somewhat likely to use a 4K TV in the future, an […]

YouTube adds HDR support as Chromecast Ultra starts shipping

YouTube has added support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) for videos on the platform. From yesterday, viewers can watch YouTube videos in HDR on supported devices including via HDR-enabled TVs with Google’s new Chromecast Ultra HDMI dongle. Support for HDR will be extended to YouTube viewing on Samsung SUHD and UHD TVs soon, the video […]