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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, […]

Euskaltel taps Nagra for 4K Android STB content security

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has partnered with Nagra to secure content on its 2017-launched, Android TV-based 4K set-top boxes. Euskaltel has deployed the Nagra Connect content protection offering in its Technicolor-provided set-top box. The deal marks Nagra’s first operator-tier Android TV rollout. “By working with Nagra and Technicolor, we were able to introduce a […]

Amazon and Facebook involved in US-Japan cable scheme

Amazon and Facebook are part of a powerful consortium building a new underwater cable that will connect America, Japan the Philippines and help deliver live and Ultra HD video. The high-capacity Jupiter Cable system will follow a new transpacific route and is scheduled to be service-ready by early 2020 – timing that will likely see […]

Roku launches first HDR set-top box for operator partner

Roku has announced the availability of its first 4K and HDR-capable TV and streaming player for one of its ‘Roku Powered’ partners. Telstra in Australia will be the first Roku Powered licensee to deploy the new 4K, high dynamic range (HDR) over-the-air and streaming player later this month. The hybrid box combines a terrestrial tuner […]

Sky set to up investment in 4K UHD

Sky is planning to up its investment in 4K UHD content and will launch the Soundbox, its new retail product bringing Dolby Atmos sound to the living room, in mid-November, according to Gary Davey. Speaking at MIPCOM, Sky’s managing director of content said: “We are operating across a whole range of genres… This year we […]

RTVE plans DVB-T2 multiplex for 4K UHD

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE plans to develop a DVB-T2 multiplex for 4K UHD content, building on an existing experimental mux to cover 80% of the country’s population from 2020. Pere Vila, director of innovation, technology and systems, RTVE, speaking at the MIPCOM event in Cannes, said that RTVE is operating an experimental DVB-T2 multiplex in […]

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