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NASA to live stream 4K video from space

NASA is set to produce its first-ever live 4K video stream from space during a session at the NAB Show in Las Vegas later this month. The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration will co-produce the panel with Amazon Web Services and NAB to explore how advanced imaging and cloud technologies are “taking scientific research […]

Samsung partners with Wuaki to expand UHD offering

Samsung has partnered with Rakuten-owned VOD service, Wuaki, to expand its TV Plus service in Europe and sell new release Ultra HD movies. The deal, which was announced at MIPTV in Cannes, will see Samsung and Wuaki team up to sell 4K, High Dynamic Range, film titles through Samung’s smart TV VOD service TV Plus. […]

Japan ‘on track’ to meet 4K/8K targets

Japan is on track to meet its target of take-up of UHD TV by 50% of the country’s viewers by 2020, according to Suga Masayuki. The deputy director of Japan’s ministry of internal affairs and communications said that 4K and 8K full satellite licences were issued to 19 channels operated by 11 organisations in January […]

Netflix continues HTML5 rollouts

Firefox users can now watch Netflix on Linux, a move that the SVOD giant described as a “huge milestone” in its commitment to HTML5 video. Netflix first announced plans fours years ago to replace Silverlight with HTML5 video, and since then it has launched the latter on Chrome OS, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Firefox. […]

Ooredoo taps Harmonic for 4K channel delivery

Qatar-based telecom operator Ooredoo has partnered with Harmonic on the delivery of 4K TV channels in the Middle East. Ooredoo launched what it claimed was the region’s first commercial 4K TV service last month and is using a Harmonic’s Electra video compression solution for all-IP environments. “The FunBox UHD channel is available today for all subscribers […]

SES signs up six more operators for US Ultra HD trials

SES has signed up six more regional US cable operators to its Ultra HD trials and said that some existing participants are nearing the launch of consumer UHD packages. The satellite operator has signed new Ultra HD trial agreements with: Aureon in Iowa; GVTC Communications in Texas; Highlands Cable Group in North Carolina; KPU Telecommunications […]

Vodafone Spain launching 4K TV service

Vodafone Spain has unveiled a new version of its TV service that includes the country’s first 4K TV offering. Vodafone will be offering a range of services in 4K, including five channels, 4K coverage of La Liga football and Netflix content. The channels offering will comprise factual channel Odisea 4K, special events channel Festival 4K, […]

Report: Apple tests Ultra HD-capable Apple TV update

Apple is reportedly testing a fifth generation version of Apple TV that will support ultra high definition content. According to Bloomberg, the update could be released as early as this year with the device able to stream 4K resolution pictures and “more vivid colours”, implying high dynamic range capabilities. The new box will run on […]

Liberty Global grows advanced TV base, plans more 4K rollouts

Liberty Global added 313,000 next-generation TV customers in Q4 and said it plans to expand the deployment of its new 4K cloud-based set-top box. Announcing its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 results, Liberty said that overall it added 1.2 million subscribers last year to its next-gen TV services – which include Horizon and Horizon-Lite in […]

Viaccess-Orca teams up with ContentArmor for Ultra HD watermarking

TV technology company Viaccess-Orca has teamed up with watermarking specialist ContentArmor to strengthen the protection of UHD and 4K premium content. ContentArmor watermark technology has been integrated into Viaccess-Orca’s Sentinel content protection products, including hybrid card/cardless CAS and proprietary DRM products for multiscreen TV. Viaccess-Orca said that embedding the watermarking agent within its product family […]

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