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 […]

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, […]

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