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IHS Markit: third of video subscribers look for UHD content

More than a third of video subscribers across five key markets now claim that ultra HD content is important in their choice of both paid-for and free video services, according to IHS Markit. The research, which surveyed viewers in the US, UK, Germany, Japan and Brazil, found that respondents between the ages of 17 and […]

Xiaomi launches Mi Box S streaming media player

Xiaomi has started taking pre-orders in the US for its new Android TV streaming media player, the Xiaomi Mi Box S, which is capable of playing 4K and high dynamic range content. The device will run on the latest version of Android TV 8.1, comes with a Google Assistant Remote and can be used to […]

Futuresource: 4K UHD to move into the mainstream this year

Almost 50% of all TVs shipped worldwide this year will be 4K capable, marking 2018 as the year that ultra HD “moves mainstream,” according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that the amount of 4K UHD content available to consumers has “grown significantly” over the first half of 2018, with broadcast content supplemented by […]

Dataxis: Global installed base of 4K set-top boxes reaches 31m

The global installed base of 4K set-top boxes reached 31 million units at the end of 2017, according to Dataxis. The research firm said this compares to just three million units in 2015, as operators step up their deployments of ultra high definition devices. Europe is growing at the fastest rate, accounting for 52% of […]

Virgin Media launches UHD entertainment channel

Virgin Media is launching what it claims is the UK’s first dedicated 4K ultra high definition (UHD) entertainment channel. Virgin TV Ultra HD is due to start broadcasting on September 17 and will air: drama series like Start Up, Masters of Sex and House of Cards; wildlife and nature documentaries such as Love Nature’s The Big Dry; and concert footage from […]

Ziggo tests 4K set-top box

Ziggo has confirmed that it is testing a 4K media box, following reports that the box will run apps including Netflix and have a voice remote control. Dutch technology news site Tweakers first reported that Ziggo is running a closed test on the box with a small group of users, with a public test likely to follow. […]

Com Hem launches Netflix-integrated TV Hub

Com Hem has launched TV Hub, an Android TV-powered platform that combines linear TV with on-demand and streaming services and is high dynamic range (HDR) and 4K compatible. TV Hub lets users navigate between linear TV channels and play services and can be customised with apps downloaded from the Google Play store. The remote also […]

IHS: half of TV sets shipped in Western Europe now 4K

Half of TV sets shipped in Western Europe and more than this in North America and China are now 4K, according to IHS Markit stats presented at MIPTV this morning. IHS Markit research director, Paul Gray, said that developed regions are closing the gap on China with 55-inch screens driving 4K growth in the medium term […]

Sony launches CES TV models in Europe

Sony has now launched its XF90 line of 4K high dynamic range (HDR) TVs, which it introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, across Europe. The 55-, 65-, and 75-inch XF90 TVs are now in stock at major Sony-authorised retailers in Europe, with these models priced between €1,999 and €4,699. The XF90 series […]

Canal+ selects Nagra to secure its 4K Ultra HD offer

Canal+ has selected Nagra’s content protection solution, Nagra Connect, to secure its new 4K Ultra HD offering in France. Launched this week, the new Canal+ service offers 4K Ultra HD content via satellite broadcast and over-the-top delivery to viewers through its new G9 set-top box. The 4K offering also lets viewers access premium TV in every room, […]

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