4KUniverse to launch in Asia Pacific

New 4K UHD TV channel 4KUniverse is to launch in the Asia Pacific market on the AsiaSat satellite platform, bringing a range of movies, TV shows, documentaries and live sports in 4K to Asian viewers. The channel will make content available on AsiaSat’s own UHD channel, 4K-Sat on AsiaSat 4 from mid-May, before launching a […]

Tern chief executive Mariam Zamaray leaves company

Mariam Zamaray has left channel operator Tern (Television Entertainment Reality Network) by mutual consent. Zamaray has been at UHD channel operator Tern for 18 months and will be replaced, on an interim basis, by Rian Bester, company COO. Tern told DTVE sister title TBI it is looking for a new full-time CEO and it operation […]

Swisscom launches UHD TV box

Swisscom has launched a new UHD TV box and will air UHD football matches from the European Championships from public broadcast channel SRF Zwei. According to the telco, the launch means that its customers will be the first people in Switzerland who will be able to watch individual games broadcast in UHD quality on SRF […]

Tele Columbus completes first phase of 4K UHD advanced TV trial

German cable operator Tele Columbus has completed the initial phase of an ongoing 4K UHD TV advanced TV field trial in partnership with technology provider Espial, the company has announced. The operator has tapped Espial to provide its RDK-based G4 set-top client, back-office infrastructure and multiscreen technologies to support the delivery of a UHD-ready platform […]

TERN strikes deals with Vodafone and Sky

TERN (Television Entertainment Reality Network) International is launching its ultra high definition channel Insight TV via Vodafone in Portugal and Spain. The deals will see Insight become available on Vodafone’s new 4K-compatible set-top boxes – starting in Portugal first and then Spain after, with both launches due this quarter, according to TERN International CEO, Mariam […]

DTG teams up with DTVP for second UHD ‘plugfest’

UK digital TV technology association the Digital Television Group (DTG) has teamed up with German equivalent the Deutsche TV Plattforme (DTVP) to organise a second joint ‘plugfest’ interoperability event, to be held at the DTG’s HQ in London on April 12-13. The event will focus on the testing of the interoperability of various devices such […]

Sony launches new 4K HDR TV line

Sony has unveiled its latest lineup of 4K Ultra HD televisions, complete with High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatibility and backlighting technologies. The ultrathin XBR-X930D/XBR-X940D and XBR-X850D series TVs will carry a new Sony ‘4K HDR Ultra HD’ logo and are designed to meet the Consumer Technology Association’s definition of HDR. “Sony knows HDR from the […]

Samsung unveils first UHD Blu-ray player

Samsung has unveiled its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player, promising a March 2016 US launch for the device. Showcasing the player at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Samsung said that the UBD-K8500 is High Dynamic Range (HDR)-compatible and offers four times the resolution and 64 times more detailed colour expression than […]

Swisscom taps Verimatrix to secure UHD service

Swiss telco Swisscom is using the VCAS Ultra content security system from Verimatrix to secure UHD content and other services. Swisscom is an existing Verimatrix customer, using the technology company’s VCAS system to secure its Swisscom TV 2.0 service. Swisscom is launching new UHD and high dynamic range (HDR)-capable Android set-top boxes that will enable […]

Thomson to demo live UHD signal

Thomson Video Networks will demonstrate encoding of a live UHD TV signal to distribute high-dynamic-range (HDR) content at IBC 2015 on its ViBE 4K platform. ViBE 4K enables media enterprises to leverage high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) to provide live compression of UHD sources at up to 60 frames per second and in 10-bit colour. ViBE […]