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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 […]

IHS Markit: 8K TV shipments to approach 2m units by 2020

The “next wave” of resolution transition will kick off towards the end of this year when major global TV brands launch 8K sets, according to IHS Markit. The research firm estimated that the 8K TV market will grow from less than 20,000 units shipped in 2018 to shipments of more than 430,000 in 2019, approaching […]

TCL unveils AI-enabled and 8K TVs at IFA

TCL unveiled its new AI-powered television sets at IFA in Berlin, including its first 8K TV. The manufacturer said that the expanded range of AI-powered products is part of TCL’s efforts to build a smart home ecosystem that provides consumers with “a simple, personalised life experience.” The new TV models incorporate TCL’s latest 8K and […]

Samsung unveils 8K TV at IFA

Samsung is set to launch an 8K television with 8K artificial intelligence upscaling capabilities at IFA in Berlin this week. The Q900R QLED 8K TV will be available in the UK from mid-October and will come with screen sizes of either 65, 75, 82 or 85-inches. Samsung said the TVs will feature 8K-ready enhancements, including […]

LG introduces 8K OLED TV at IFA

LG Electronics is due to introduce what it claims is the world’s first 8K (7680 x 4320) OLED TV at the IFA trade show in Berlin this week.  The 88-inch 8K LG OLED TV features more than 33 million self-emitting pixels, meaning it does not need to be backlit, and uses LG’s next-generation display technology. […]