4K


4K TV market ‘to be worth US$380.9bn by 2025’

The 4K TV market will be worth US$380.9 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research. The US-based research firm tipped the market to grow at a 10-year annual growth rate of some 43% – from an estimated USD$71.9 billion in 2016 to more than five-times that figure in 2025. Grand […]

Dataxis: 22% of TVs sold in Europe last year were 4K

Sales of 4K TVs represented 22% of the overall European TV market in 2016, up from just 10% of TV sales in 2015, according to Dataxis. The research firm said that nearly 12 million 4K TVs were sold in Europe during 2016, representing year-on-year growth of 102%. It estimates this figure will grow to 17 […]

Microsoft to launch 4K-enabled Xbox One X in November

Microsoft has unveiled its forthcoming Xbox One X console and announced a November 7 release date for the device, which was formerly code-named ‘Project Scorpio’. The ultra HD console will offer both 4K gaming and entertainment – with 4K Ultra HD support for Blu-ray X and streamed content, high dynamic range (HDR) support for gaming […]

Vodafone Portugal taps Red Bull for 4K movies-on-demand

Vodafone Portugal is to make movies available in 4K resolution to its Videoclube on-demand users from today. Vodafone’s line-up of 4K movies can be viewed free of charge by Videoclube subscribers equipped with one of the operator’s 4K UHD TV set-top boxes. The content being made available is produced by Red Bull Media House. The […]

Vodafone Spain strikes 4K movies deals with Sony and Paramount

Vodafone España has struck deals with Sony Pictures Television and Paramount Pictures to offer 4K UHD movies as part of its Videoclub offering. Vodafone will offer movies from both studios in 4K as part of its offering, including the likes of Passengers, T2: Trainspotting 2 and Smurfs: The Lost Village. Sony Pictures will make 16 […]

Sales of 4K TV sets tipped to grow 38% this year

Sales of 4K Ultra High Definition TV sets are due to grow by 38% in 2017 and will account for more than a third of the worldwide TV market, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said the sales growth follows a strong 2016 when 4K UHD surpassed 25% of total TV sales, despite a […]

BT to provide 360° and 4K UHD Champions League final for first time

BT is to provide coverage of the Champions League football final in 360° video for the first time. The telco will make 360° coverage of the match available on YouTube and the new BT Sport Virtual Reality App, allowing viewers to choose between a 360°–produced programme with commentary and graphics, or select their own camera […]

ABI: 4K on the rise as media device shipments near 56m

Shipments of streaming media devices will reach nearly 56 million in 2022 as 4K compatibility becomes increasingly prevalent, according to ABI Research. The research predicts that in 2022, all streaming media adaptors shipping in North America and Western Europe will be able to deliver 4K video. “4K streaming devices represent about 35% and 24% of […]

DNA to launch Android 4K box

Finnish telco DNA is to become the first operator in country to launch an Android-based open ecosystem 4K-enabled box, the DNA TV-hubi. The device, which will be launched in the spring, will enable users to bring online video services to the TV as well as to watch mainstream TV channels. DNA TV-hubi’s use of the […]

NAB: AWS Elemental enables first live 4K transmission from space

Attendees at the NAB Show yesterday witnessed the first 4K UHD transmission from space when NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson was interviewed from the International Space Station. The transmission was enabled by TV technology provider AWS Elemental, whose CEO, Sam Blackman, conducted the live interview during a panel session called ‘Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to […]