4K UHD TV


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 […]

Travelxp 4K in HDR launches on Tivùsat

4K UHD HDR travel channel Travelxp 4K has launched on Italian free-to-view satellite paltform Tivùsat. Travelxp 4K, which lays claim to be the world’s first 4K HDR channel, launched in Ultra HD in January 2017 on SES’s Ultra HD distribution platform in North America,  Eutelsat’s Hotbird platform at 13° East in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, and the SES […]

Insight TV extends Swiss coverage with UPC deal

4K UHD HDR channel Insight TV has launched on UPC Switzerland’s platform, expanding its reach in the Swiss market, where it is available on all three other major platforms.  The launch means that UPC subscribers will be able to view 4K UHD content including Street Kings in Jail, esports show Modern Day Gladiators and Ghost […]

Insight TV launches two channels in UK on Samsung TV Plus

4K UHD HDR broadcaster and producer of native UHD content Insight TV has launched on the Samsung TV Plus smart TV portal in the UK with two new channels: Insight TV Lifestyle and Insight TV Wonder.  The channels will provide a mix of content spanning sports, science and the natural world. Insight TV launched on Samsung TV Plus in the […]

Virgin Media beats rivals to air Wimbledon tennis in 4K UHD and HDR

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media is to air the Wimbledon tennis tournament in 4K UHD and HDR for the first time. Virgin Media subscribers equipped with a Virgin TV V6 set-top box will be able to view 4K HDR coverage of the competition from July 1 via the BBC iPlayer app on the box. While BBC […]

BBC to stream FA Cup in UHD on iPlayer

The UK’s FA Cup football semi-final this Saturday and the final on May 18 is to be streamed on the BBC iPlayer service in the Ultra HD format for the first time, the pubcaster has said. The BBC has also revealed that 18% of the eight million requests for blockbuster natural history series Dynasties on […]

Ukrainian 4K channel broadcasting on Amos 7

What is claimed to be Ukraine’s first 4K TV channel, Nashe Media Group’s #Nashe HDR channel, is now being broadcast across the country by Ukrainian operator UKrKosmos on Spacecom’s Amos 7 satellite. Nashe Media Group plans to follow up the launch of the UHD service, which highlights Ukraine’s natural beauty and nature and cultural heritage, […]

SPI International turns to Hispasat and Media Broadcast Satellite for 4K channel

Channel provider SPI International/FilmBox has struck an agreement with media services provider Media Broadcast Satellite and Spanish satellite operator Hispasat to broadcast the FunBox UHD channel to the EMEA region from Hispasat’s H30W-5 satellite. The five-year deal will see the channel, which provides content about nature, travel and adventure, art music, culture and lifestyle in […]

Cosmos Telecom launches 4K in Belarus

Russian service provider Akado’s Belarus subsidiary Cosmos Telecom has launched its first 4K UHD TV channel. The Ultra 4K Extreme channel’s launch on the Minsk digital cable network marks the 25th anniversary of Cosmos TV’s launch in Belarus. The extreme sports and entertainment channel is available in English and features sports including kiteboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, […]

Vestel signs up for Eurofins logo programme

Turkish TV manufacturer Vestel has joined existing TV brands LG, Panasonic and Hisense in supporting quality assurance outfit Eurofins Digital Testing’s logo scheme. Vestel has  committed to using Eurofins’ 4K HDR Ultra HD logo on its latest range of TVs. Eurofins certification and logo scheme will enable consumers to identify Vestel TVs that have been tested to […]

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