TV


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 […]

BFI: Tax credits spur record levels of TV production spend

High-end tax credits for the UK’s television sector generated a record spend of £896.7 million in 2016, marking a doubling of local production over four years, according to a new report by The British Film Institute. The BFI report has shown that an estimated £632 million in tax relief seeded £3.2 billion in direct production […]

Futuresource: 4K UHD to move into the mainstream this year

Almost 50% of all TVs shipped worldwide this year will be 4K capable, marking 2018 as the year that ultra HD “moves mainstream,” according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that the amount of 4K UHD content available to consumers has “grown significantly” over the first half of 2018, with broadcast content supplemented by […]

European TV news ‘pluralistic and varied’ says EAO report

A new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) into TV news channels has revealed that around 140 ‘news only’ TV channels are available in Europe. Among the report’s key findings is that 67% of these channels belong to media groups that only have one news channel, suggesting the market is “pluralistic and varied”. According […]

Multiscreen Index shows cable subs falling ‘for first time’

The latest edition of Informitv’s quarterly Multiscreen Index (MI) suggests business at traditional pay TV players is slowing down. For the second quarter of 2018, MI reported, “the second smallest rise so far in television subscribers among the 100 leading services in the index. “Subscriber numbers rose by 0.6% in the second quarter of 2018 (which equates to 2.69 million), […]

Pact: UK production sector sees highest ever growth

The UK’s production sector has seen financial growth rise to £2.7 billion, its “highest ever growth” largely due to international sales, according to this year’s Pact Census. Pact’s 2018 Census, which looks at the UK’s production activity across 2017, has revealed that total sector revenues increased from £2.59 billion in 2016 to £2.74 billion in […]

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 rolls out Google Assistant on TVs in more markets

LG is set to launch Google Assistant on its TVs in seven more markets in the fourth quarter as part of its efforts to “raise the bar for voice recognition solutions”. The voice assistant will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom with support in five languages. The […]

Global TV and video service revenue to reach US$559bn in 2022

Consumer and advertising spend on TV and video services will grow 14% globally from US$490 billion in 2017 to US$559 billion (€491 billion) in 2022, with OTT video to account for 90% of this growth. This is according to Strategy Analytics, which estimates that consumer spend and digital ad revenues for over-the-top video services will […]

Nickelodeon develops TV, VR and AR series Meet the Voxels

Nickelodeon is working on an original TV, VR and AR series that will be the network’s first show made with virtual cinema technology – including real-time full body and facial performance capture. Meet the Voxels (working title) is an animated sitcom that will be created using a game engine and is being developed to air across […]

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