IFA still on says Messe Berlin

Industry trade show IFA is still scheduled to go ahead despite the extension of Germany’s ban on large events. In comments made to Digital TV Europe, a spokesperson for event organiser Messe Berlin said: “Even with the current decisions of the Federal Government we are sticking to our concept, which envisages that only 1000 visitors […]

IFA 2020 in doubt with German events ban set to be extended

The German government’s plans to extend its ban of large events through to the end of October has cast fresh doubts over September’s IFA. The ban was originally set to end on August 31 but, according to an official government document seen by news agency AFP, this is set to be extended to the end […]

IFA 2020 to go ahead as invite-only ‘special edition’

Days after leading industry show IBC was cancelled, IFA has said that it will go ahead in a limited form. Having taken early measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Germany has started to reopen parts of the country – including the Bundesliga which made its return this weekend. The announcement comes almost […]

IFA 2020 still on with ‘innovative new concept’

IFA, one of the world’s largest consumer electronics trade shows, will go ahead thanks to an “innovative new concept”, the event’s organisers have said. The German government has banned public gatherings of more than 5,000 until October 24, but the organisers – gfu and Messe Berlin – said that the event will still take place as […]

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 […]

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. […]

UHD shopping channel Pearl.tv to launch via SES

Shopping channel Pearl.tv will start broadcasting in Ultra High Definition (UHD) via satellite and the web this September, in what it claims will be a first for a European free-to-air channel. The launch will coincide with the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, which runs from September 4-9, with SES Platform Services to provide HEVC […]

Wuaki launches new 4K smart TV app

Movie and TV streaming service Wuaki.tv has launched a new smart TV app with 4K ultra high definition support and an updated user interface.  The app will be shown for the first time at German consumer electronics trade show, IFA, in the coming days, and will be demoed on smart TVs by Wuaki partners LG […]

Samsung unveils smart TV games and new Skype app at IFA

Samsung has unveiled new games for its smart TV platform and an updated version of the Skype app at Berlin consumer electronics trade show, IFA. The new version of Skype brings group video and full HD video calls to Samsung Smart TV 2014 models with built-in cameras. The games, which will be available on the […]