UHD TV


Deutsche Telekom launches UHD TV box

Deutsche Telekom has launched its next-generation UHD TV and Netflix-enabled set-top box for its Entertain TV service. Telekom initially unveiled its plan to launch the device at the IFA show earlier this year. The telco is launching two new boxes – the MR401 and MR201. Both will provide direct access to SVOD service Netflix and […]

UHD Alliance certifies streaming players, STBs, PCs

The UHD Alliance (UHDA) has expanded its Ultra HD Premium certification to include devices like streaming media players, set-top boxes, and desktop PCs. The new Ultra HD Premium specifications expand the family of Ultra HD Premium certified products – which already includes ultra high definition TVs, computer monitors and ultra HD Blu-ray players. “With 4K UHD […]

Netflix teams up with Dolby for HDR and Atmos

Netflix has teamed up with Dolby Laboratories to deliver the first combined Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision high-dynamic range (HDR) streaming experience to consumers around the world. With the release of Netflix Original Movie Okja, Netflix subscribers around the world will have access to the first combined Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision experience streaming from Netflix […]

BBC technology chief outlines UHD TV priorities

A combination of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wider Colour Gamut (WCG), rather than higher resolution and higher frame rates (HFR), will be the key to the success of UHD TV, and the BBC will adopt technologies that ensure all its licence fee payers are able to view the content it produces, according to Andy […]

HDR TV shipments to reach 245m in 2022

Shipments of high dynamic range (HDR) TVs will grow at a 41% compound annual growth rate and reach 245 million units in 2022, according to ABI Research. The new study claims that HDR features will “help boost 4K’s (UltraHD) momentum” and that HDR sets are expected set to surpass 4K TV shipments in 2020. ABI […]

NTV+ extends UHD TV across whole of Russia

Pay TV operator NTV+ has launched Ultra HD TV broadcasts in the European part of Russia, meaning that it has become the first operator to deliver UHD TV services across the entire country. NTV+ initially launched UHD services in Russia’s Far East, including Kamchatka, Chukotka, Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, earlier this month. It then […]

Deutsche Telekom to launch UHD on Entertain TV this year

Deutsche Telekom is more or less ready to start delivering UHD TV as part of its Entertain TV service and will launch channels later this year, according to Peter Kirchoff, VP of content at the German telco. Speaking on a panel session at MIPTV, Kirchoff said that Deutsche Telekom already offers some 4K content over-the-top […]

Ooredoo taps Harmonic for 4K channel delivery

Qatar-based telecom operator Ooredoo has partnered with Harmonic on the delivery of 4K TV channels in the Middle East. Ooredoo launched what it claimed was the region’s first commercial 4K TV service last month and is using a Harmonic’s Electra video compression solution for all-IP environments. “The FunBox UHD channel is available today for all subscribers […]

IHS: OTT producers offer more UHD TV

Online video producers “generally offer a broader range of Ultra HD genres” than traditional pay TV platforms, according to research by IHS Markit. The research firm said that in the UK market Netflix offers 63 UHD titles, Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant have 28, and Sky has 26. Amazon and Netflix are not only acquiring […]

ETSI brings UHD TV and HDR closer with publication of DVB spec

UHD TV services including HDR have moved a step closer to becoming a reality with the publication by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) of a new DVB-approved video and audio coding spec covering HDR. The move follows approval by the DVB Steering Board for TS 101 154 V2.3.1 – “Specification for the use of […]

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