Nordic Entertainment takes Viaplay to Baltics

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is rolling out its Viaplay streamer into the Baltics and is planning to stock the service with local commissions from the region. The SVOD will be launched in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the first quarter of 2021, offering viewers originals, films and series, kids’ content and live sports. The […]

4K TVs to have 23% market reach in 2016

4K TVs will reach roughly 23% market penetration by 2016 as prices become more consumer-friendly, according to a new study by market intelligence firm TrendForce. The report said that 4K TV market reach will climb from roughly 13-14% this year with large screen sizes a focus for TV vendors looking to improve revenue and margins. […]

Free launches first 4K TV channel Festival 4K

French service provider Free has staked its claim to be the first in the country to launch a 4K TV channel, Festival 4K, which will be included in its Freebox basic TV offering. The launch of the 100% native 4K channel follows the launch of Free’s 4K box in March this year. Festival 4K will […]

4K TV panel shipments to reach 40 million this year

Shipments of 4K TV panels are due to reach a record 40 million units in 2015, up 108% compared to last year, according to new research from IHS.  The quarterly panel shipment report claims that 4K TV panel penetration will reach 15% this year, with “strong consumer demand for larger TVs and 4K resolution.” IHS […]

4K TV to ‘remain niche’ until 2019

4K TV will remain a niche product for at least another five years, with widespread viewing of 4K content likely to grow quickly from 2019 onwards, according to a new report by TDG. According to Joel Espelien, author of Forecasting the 4K Video Ecosystem 2014-2025, 4K video will be driven by consumper purchases of smart […]