8K Association flags up EU threat to 8K sales

Chris Chinnock, executive director of the 8K Association, has warned that new EU regulations could threaten the commercial rollout of new 8K TV sets in Europe. Speaking ahead of the 4KHDR Summit in Malaga (November 14-15), he said new energy saving measures could have the effect of prohibiting the sale of 8K sets within the […]

Failure to launch for 8K claims Omdia

8K is failing to appeal to consumers, Omdia’s Senior Director, Media and Entertainment Maria Rua Aguete has said.  Speaking at a session on the reality of UHD deployments at NAB Show, the analyst showed that shipments of 8K TVs only accounted for 0.15% of all TV shipments in 2021. This translated to a little more […]

Synamedia tech behind BT Sport’s 8K UHD broadcast

TV technology outfit Synamedia’s VIVID Compression platform, powered by AMD EPYC 7763 processors, distributed BT Sport’s 8K-UHD broadcast of the Saracens vs. Bristol Bears Gallagher Premiership Rugby on March 26, 2022, the company has revealed. The broadcast was the UK’s first live 8K home broadcast of a top-tier sporting event delivered in 8K using a […]

New certification for 8K Association 

The 8K Association has published an updated performance specification for its 8K Association Certified mark programme. The updated specification adds new decoding requirements, new image quality metrics and a game mode. A significant addition is the use of Ambient Contrast Ratio (ACR) as a new way to help ensure good picture quality performance in different […]

DVB Project updates specs for 8K UHD video delivery

The DVB project has released its first specifications for 8K UHD video service delivery. The specifications will introduce capabilities to deliver 8K UHD video services for the first time. The updates include extending existing support for the HEVC codec, and are the first step in a series of key additions planned for the DVB video […]

8K TV adoption to skyrocket

While 8K TVs currently hold a negligible part of the market, adoption is set to skyrocket in the coming years. According to Strategy Analytics, 8K TV adoption will reach 72 million households by 2025. This is a dramatic increase from the 350,000 sold globally in 2020. The report estimates that more than 1 million 8K […]

Sluggish 8K TV adoption blamed on Covid-19 by new report

Despite households watching more TV than ever before, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has caused a delay in 8K TV adoption. According to ABI Research, the worldwide flat-panel TV market has been “sluggish” as a result of economic uncertainties, particularly when it comes to expensive 8K sets. The report notes that TV makers like Samsung and […]

BT Sport and Samsung team up for ‘UK’s first public live 8K sports broadcast’

BT Sport and Samsung have teamed up to screen what the pair say is the UK’s first public live 8K sports broadcast, with a screening of the UEFA Europa League match between Arsenal and Olympiacos. BT Sport and Samsung collaborated to deliver the broadcast live from the Emirates Stadium using a bespoke BT Sport 8K […]

Samsung teams with 8KA for certification programme

Samsung has partnered with the 8K Association to launch what it calls a ‘first-of-its-kind’ certification programme. The 8KA Certification Program is designed to create a standardised feature set for 8K displays. Tested features include display resolution reaching 7680 x 4320, peak brightness greater than 600 nits, image transmission of HDMI2.1 and high efficiency video codec […]

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 […]

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