Love Nature HD prepares Asian launch

Love Nature is set to make its Asian debut later this month by launching in Singapore via operator StarHub TV. The deal, which was announced today at the Casbaa Convention in Macau, China, will see Love Nature become available in HD to StarHub’s pay TV customers on channel 416. “The introduction of Love Nature to […]

Euronews launches in HD on Hotbird

Euronews has launched in HD for the first time. The HD version of the pan-Eueropean news channel is available on the Eutelsat Hotbird satellites at the 13° East orbital slot. Euroonews has tapped media services group Globecast to provide technical services to bring the HD channel to viewers across Europe, North Africa and the Middle […]

Stofa adds Viasat Ultra HD to content line-up

Danish cable operator Stofa has made Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned Viasat Broadcasting’s Ultra HD channel, which was launched on in September available to its viewers. Stofa is making Viasat Ultra HD available via its Extra Channel, used to trial services. The UHD channel will be added to the cable operator’s 3 package from January 1. […]

Sky Germany builds up to UHD TV launch

Sky Germany’s UHD TV set-top Sky+ Pro, is now commercially available, and the broadcaster will air its first UHD TV football game on October 14. Sky plans to air the forthcoming Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Hertha BSC in the UHD format. This will be followed by the Champions League match between Bayer Leverkusen […]

AsiaSat teams with XTreme Video for 4K UHD TV channel

Satellite operator AsiaSat has teamed up with XTreme Video to provide content for its showcase 4K-Sat UHD TV channel on the AsiaSat 4 craft. XTreme Video produces 4K sports content. Content on the 4K-Sat channel will include mountain biking series MTB Insights and freestyle motocross show Masters of Dirt. The 4K-Sat channel is available via […]

Sky Deutschland to launch 4K UHD box and sports channels

Sky Deutschland is to launch a new 4K Ultra HD set-top and channels in the autumn. The Sky+ Pro box will be rolled out along with the launch of two exclusive UHD TV channels – Sky Sport Bunedesliga UHD and Sky Sport UHD. The Bundesliga channel will provide highlights of German top-tier football in UHD, […]

GS Group unveils first Russian 4K UHD TV box

Russian technology provider GS Group has unveiled the first Russian-made 4K UHD TV set-top box. The GS A230, to be marketed under the General Satellite brand, is equipped with a ST Microelectronics processor, WiFi router and built-in 1TB hard drive. Russian pay TV operator and GS Group strategic partner Tricolor TV has previously launched the […]

PCCW taps Amino software for new 4K UHD Now One box

Hong Kong-based service provider PCCW has tapped UK-based set-top provider Amino to provide its Enable TV device software to support the delivery of 4K UHD TV on its Now TV service. PCCW Media has launched a new integrated 4K UHD set-top, the Now One, to provide a platform for home entertainment, apps and recording. The […]

High Dynamic Range video: software is the solution

Mark Horchler, International Marketing Manager, EMEA at Elemental, says that software-defined video solutions can help deliver HDR TV.  Today, there is much debate about Ultra High Definition (Ultra HD) focused on three issues: more pixels (4K or 8K); more video images or higher frame rates (HFR); and better video image quality or high dynamic range […]

US 4K TV sales jump 119% in the second quarter

Some 1.4 million 4K Ultra HD TVs were sold in the US market during the second quarter, a 119% increase compared to Q2 2015, according to the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG). The US-based industry association said that to date more than 8 million 4K UHD TVs have been sold domestically and that the roughly 45 Ultra […]