CES 2017

BBC looking to develop haptic VR and AR experiences

BBC Earth is looking to experiment with ‘haptic’ virtual reality experiences – involving a sense of touch as well as sight and hearing – and augmented reality experiences with information and graphics overlaid on video sequences, according to Charlotte Jones, executive producer at BBC Earth Productions. Interviewed by James Kotecki for C Space Studio at […]

NeuLion provides new version of SDK for 4K UHD smart TVs

OTT TV platform provider NeuLion has begun commercializing version 9.0 of its software development kit to enable smart TV manufacturers to provide features including playback, mobile to TV interactivity, total security, and live streaming of up to 4K resolution video. The SDK provides support for Ultra HD TV manufacturers with a live 4K streaming technology […]

Blue Ant partners with Vimeo for VOD

Blue Ant Media has agreed a multi-year deal with Vimeo, which will power multiple direct-to-consumer VOD channels for the media company and channel operator. Vimeo’s VHX product is now providing the back-end technology and app development for Love Nature – a joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks. Love Nature’s 4K subscription video-on-demand […]

Sony launches new Bravia HDR TVs

Sony has announced two new 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) series of televisions at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new flagship XBR-A1E Bravia OLED and XBR-X930E/X940E series TVs are designed to deliver wider brightness range, higher contrast and better picture quality. Both lines of TV will be powered by Sony’s 4K HDR processor, X1 […]

Nagra and Samsung create co-venture to license TVkey for UHD TV

TV technology provider Nagra has teamed up with Samsung to create a new co-venture to license Nagra’s TVkey technology to chipset, dongle, TV and conditional access providers. The TVkey was developed by Nagra as a cost-effective way to offer content protection for 4K UHD TV services that meets the Hollywood studios’ content security requirements. TVkey […]

Samsung launches ‘smartest TV ever’

Samsung has launched what it described as its “smartest TV ever” ahead of this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new QLED TV series – Q9, Q8, and Q7 – is designed to let users control “most connected TV devices” from a single source, with the Samsung Smart Remote. Viewers can also use their […]

Samsung to launch smart TV services at CES

Samsung is set to introduce new smart TV services at CES this week, in a bid to offer personalised content to viewers based on their preferences. The services, named Sports and Music, will be offered through Samsung’s Smart Hub platform. The Smart TV Sports service will provide customised sports information – including fixture and score […]