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Strategy Analytics: 222m homes will own Ultra HD TVs by year-end

By the end of this year 222 million homes worldwide will own an Ultra HD TV, an increase of nearly 50% over the past twelve months, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm’s ‘4K and 8K Ultra HD TV Global Market Forecast’ predicts that more than 600 million homes will own an Ultra HD TV […]

IHS: 4K TVs now account for 44% of television shipments

Demand for big-screen TVs surged in the third quarter with 4K sets accounting for almost 44% of TV shipments, a new record, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that due to sustained premiums and larger average size, 4K TVs made up more than 71% of all TV revenues during the quarter Global shipments […]

Futuresource: 4K TV shipments to exceed 100m units this year

Global shipments of 4K ultra high definition (UHD) TVs are due to “power past 100 million units” this year, according to research by Futuresource. The company claims that the 4K UHD TV market will continue to grow at a double-digit compound annual growth rate (CAGR) throughout its forecasting period to 2022. “What’s more, high dynamic […]

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 […]

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