Disney Junior goes HD in the UK

The UK version of Disney’s preschool channel Disney Junior has launched in high definition. Disney has already rolled out HD versions of its core Disney Channel and boy-skewed Disney XD in high definition in the UK making Junior its third kid-focused HD channel. The new service will be carried exclusively on DTH platform BSkyB. Disney […]

HD OTT and 4K VOD provide early markets for HEVC, says Harmonic

HD OTT to multiple screens is likely to be the key initial application for the new HEVC compression standard, but 4K video-on-demand also presents a possible route to exploit the new technology, according to Tom Lattie, vice-president, product marketing, Harmonic.  Speaking to DTVE at the NAB Show, Lattie said that HD OTT would likely be […]

Freeview HD to grow

Some 24.2 million UK homes will have Freeview HD compliant set-tops by 2014, with the number of set-tops and TVs in the market rising to 39.8 million by 2016, according to a report by Futuresource consulting for Freeview. YouView alternative Connect TV cited the research to highlight that its almost all UK homes would have […]

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