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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 […]

Movistar+ to commercially launch UHD box next year

Spanish pay TV operator Movistar+ plans to launch its 4K set-top box in the first half of next year. The device is currently being tested with friendly users, according to Ismael Calleja Baldominos, head of business affairs, series and movies original programming, Movistar+. Speaking at MIPCOM, Calleja said that Movistar+’s new originals, including Velvet Coleccion […]

Dish launches whole-home Netflix in 4K

Dish claims to be the first US pay TV provider to offer a “whole-home 4K Netflix experience”, after adding the SVOD service to its 4K Joey boxes. When connected to a Hopper 3 box, Dish’s 4K Joey provides similar TV functionality to other rooms in the home, and the Netflix integration means that users can […]

Vodafone commits to 4K football, adds motorsports to offering

Vodafone España is to offer two football matches in 4K resolution on each match day and is to add Formula 1 and MotoGP motorsports coverage to the content line-up on its football package. Vodafone’s Spanish unit will offer all La Liga matches involving leading clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona in 4K, and will provide coverage […]

Facebook debuts 4K VR, reportedly launching TV feature next month

Facebook has introduced 4K resolution support for its Live 360 platform as part of a series of updates that will also see viewers able to view Live 360 videos streamed in 4K in virtual reality. Separately, Bloomberg has reported that Facebook will launch its delayed TV service next month. Facebook is supporting 4K resolution for […]

Tricolor TV adds youth-oriented 4K TV service

Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV is to add youth-oriented 4K TV channel C4K360 to its programming line-up. The channel, which the operator describes as the only native 4K TV channel in the world dedicated to the youth lifestyle of the 15-35 age group, provides a diet of extreme sports, eSports, travel, festivals, concerts and […]