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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 […]

CTA: US consumers to spend US$18bn on SVOD this year

US consumers will spend some US$18 billion on subscription video streaming services this year, up 27% compared to 2018, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The latest edition of CTA’s ‘US Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts’ report, released ahead of CES this week, predicts that spend on music and video streaming services combined will […]

Strategy Analytics: 222m homes will own Ultra HD TVs by year-end

By the end of this year 222 million homes worldwide will own an Ultra HD TV, an increase of nearly 50% over the past twelve months, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm’s ‘4K and 8K Ultra HD TV Global Market Forecast’ predicts that more than 600 million homes will own an Ultra HD TV […]

China mobile and Huawei partner for 8K VR over 5G demo

China Mobile and Huawei have partnered on what they claim is the first 8K live virtual-reality broadcast using a 5G network. China Mobile 5G Innovation Center and Huawei unveiled the demo at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China, using Zhejiang Mobile’s 5G network. The test showed scenes of a lake captured by an 8K […]

Türksat tests 8K channel

Türksat is trialling an Ultra HD 8K (Super High-Vision) test channel, which it demoed at the Global SatShow in Istanbul in partnership with Kızıl Elektronik, Vestel and Socionext.  Türksat said in a statement that it is “among the pioneers in the world when it comes to transitioning to Ultra HD 8K,” with the test-broadcast demonstrating […]

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