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CTA launches 8K UHD certification for new TVs

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), best known as the organised of the annual consumer tech show CES, has launched its 8K Ultra HD logo programme. Starting from 2020 models, this will be the official industry display definition and logo for 8K UHD TVs. The CTA says that this is in an effort to help retailers […]

BT Sport demos its first 8K broadcast at IBC 2019

Broadcaster BT Sport showcased live 8K for the first time at IBC 2019. Showing a match from the first day of the Rugby Sevens, COO Jamie Hindhaugh said that while the company is serious about 8K, this “doesn’t mean we’re launching 8K tomorrow”. Instead, he said that any technology is about “enhancing the capture of […]

8K Association sets performance specs for consumer TVs

In anticipation of the expected growth of 8K TVs, cross-industry body the 8K Association (8KA) has announced the key performance attributes for sets that claim to be 8K. These specifications range from bit depth, frame rate, chroma sub-sampling to display performance and the interface and media formats. In order for a consumer TV to officially […]

NHK to broadcast Rugby World Cup in 8K 

Japanese broadcaster NHK is offering coverage of the upcoming Rugby World Cup in 8K. The tournament, which kicks off on September 20 and emanates from Japan, will be the first time that the sport will be produced in 8K.  Over the tournament, 28 and 23 camera plans will cover the action, rising to 34 cameras […]

4K adoption on the rise with 8K still out of reach

4K TV adoption is set to rapidly increase in the coming years.  According to global tech market advisory firm ABI Research, 4K flat panel TV shipments will grow at 13% CAGR to reach 233 million in 2024.  8K, the next innovation for TV production, has already entered the market, but with the cheapest sets still […]

Orange and France Télévisions providing 8K TV on 5G at Roland Garros

Orange has teamed up with French public broadcaster France Télévisions to air the first live broadcast of matches in 8K over 5G from the Roland Garros French Open tennis tournament. The pair have joined forces to air what the say will be the first ever live 8K TV images of matches from the Philippe-Chatrier court, […]

Sony Europe to launch first 8K TVs

Sony Europe is to begin selling its first 8K TVs next month. The company says that the ZG9 8K HDR Full Array LED TV offers 16 times the resolution of Full HD. Sony’s 98” and 85” models are slated to become available at select retailers from June with pre-orders starting today. Sony’s Master Series TVs […]

Huawei ‘planning world first’ 8K 5G TV

Chinese technology giant Huawei plans to debut what is being described as the world’s first 5G TV, possibly this year, according to a report by Nikkei Asian Review. According to the report, citing unnamed sources, the TVs will be equipped with a 5G module that will enable them to download data-heavy content including 360° video […]

NTT Docomo develops 8K VR system for live video over 5G

NTT Docomo has developed what it claims to be the world’s first 8K 3D virtual reality (VR) system for live video streaming and viewing at 60 frames per second (fps) over 5G. The Japanese mobile operator said that viewers will be able to use head-mounted displays to experience music and sporting events in realistic 3D […]

Futuresource: global TV shipments return to growth in 2018

The TV market experienced a return to growth in 2018 with global shipments up by an estimated 3% year-on-year, following a decline in shipments in 2017, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that 4K continues to attract consumer spend, driven in part by easier access to 4K content as streaming services gain a […]

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