Canal+ Polska adds 4K UHD sports and TV to streaming service

Canal+ Polska has launched 4K coverage of top-tier Polish and international football, TV series and movies on its online streaming platform. Viewers will be able to watch content including streaming channels Canal+ 4K Ultra HD and Eleven Sports 1 4K as well as a range of on-demand content in 4K on the platform. Sports coverage […]

Cyfrowy Polsat becomes Polsat Box

Poland’s Cyfrowy Polsat has now officially launched its rebranded pay TV offering under the new Polsat Box label. Polsat Box, which has replaced Cyfrowy Polsat as the brand name for the pay TV service, provides customers with up to 150 TV channels via satellite, IPTV and OTT, as well as access to on-demand sports, movies, series, […]

Seven million UHD receivers in Spain

There are now close to seven million UHD receivers installed in Spain, according to the UHD Spain organisation. According to José María Vázquez, director of products and quality of at Vestel Iberia and member of the UHD Spain group for receivers, cumulative sales of UHD receivers in the Spanish market amount to around seven million, […]

UHD Spain tests hybrid TV transmissions

Spanish UHD industry association UHD Spain has begun broadcasting via hybrid television. Viewers can tune their smart TVs to a digital terrestrial channel in their region and use the red button on their remote control to access via HbbTV live 4K content offered by UHD Spain across the country. The hybrid access has been implemented […]

UHD Spain launches first UHD HDR SDR simulcast on terrestrial, satellite and streaming

The non-profit association UHD Spain, which was founded in January by with 30 industry partners, has kicked off simulcast UHD HDR and SDR demonstration broadcasts via terrestrial, satellite and streaming. UHD Spain said that this first simulcast consolidates its commitment to develop a collaborative framework around new audiovisual technologies, and in particular UHD, to demonstrate […]

Omdia: 4K TV sales on the up as OTT overtakes pay TV

Sales of 4K TVs have continued to grow during the COVID-19 pandemic even as smartphone sales declined, and OTT has overtaken pay TV earlier than expected as a result of the crisis, according to María Rua Aguete, senior research director, media and entertainment, Omdia. Speaking at the virtual 4K HDR Summit, Rua Aguete said that […]

TF1 revamps 4K UHD channel

French broadcaster TF1 is to revamp 4K UHD channel on August 23 and has said that the offering will be distributed by Orange and Bouygues Telecom. The TF1 4K channel will be available on Orange channel 996 and Bouygues Telecom – TF1’s sister company under joint parent Bouygues Group – channel 37. The channel will […]

Vodafone Deutschland teams up with Discovery for UHD TV

Vodafone Deutschland has expanded its partnership with Discovery to include UHD on-demand content ahead of the latter’s planned launch of a European UHD TV channel. The service provider’s customers will be able to access UHD content as part of the video-on-demand offering of Discovery Channel such as Beckenbauer – Pools der Superlative and Great White […]

UHD TV penetration seeing ‘phenomenal’ growth in UK, says SES

UHD TV set penetration is growing phenomenally fast in the UK, according to satellite operator SES’s latest Satellite Monitor survey, an online presentation of which was webcast this morning. Satellite remains the leading platform in the UK, surveyed for the first time since 2016. Some 12.9 million homes use OTT TV as a complement to […]

UHD TV ‘not highest priority’ for European public broadcasters

Building infrastructure for and launching UHD TV services is not the highest priority for European public broadcasters and in many cases is being aligned with migration of infrastructure to IP, according to a survey by the EBU. According to the pubcaster organisation, interlaced standard definition and HDTV are still the most common formats used by […]

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