UHD


Eutelsat: number of Ultra HD channels grows 26% in six months

The number of Ultra HD channels broadcast around the world has grown by 26% in the past six months to reach 125, according to Eutelsat research. Speaking at MIPTV’s Ultra HD opening session yesterday, Eutelsat’s director of global market research and customer experience, Claudia Vaccarone, described the growth as “really impressive”. Today the 125 UHD […]

Sony launches CES TV models in Europe

Sony has now launched its XF90 line of 4K high dynamic range (HDR) TVs, which it introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, across Europe. The 55-, 65-, and 75-inch XF90 TVs are now in stock at major Sony-authorised retailers in Europe, with these models priced between €1,999 and €4,699. The XF90 series […]

BBC to make Blue Planet II series available in UHD, HDR

The BBC is set to make all espisodes of David Attenborough’s latest series, Blue Planet II, available on the iPlayer in Ultra High Definition (UHD), High Dynamic Range (HDR). The move marks the BBC’s second UHD HDR trial, with all seven espisodes of the series to be made available in this format after the final espiode […]

Sky set to up investment in 4K UHD

Sky is planning to up its investment in 4K UHD content and will launch the Soundbox, its new retail product bringing Dolby Atmos sound to the living room, in mid-November, according to Gary Davey. Speaking at MIPCOM, Sky’s managing director of content said: “We are operating across a whole range of genres… This year we […]

RTVE plans DVB-T2 multiplex for 4K UHD

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE plans to develop a DVB-T2 multiplex for 4K UHD content, building on an existing experimental mux to cover 80% of the country’s population from 2020. Pere Vila, director of innovation, technology and systems, RTVE, speaking at the MIPCOM event in Cannes, said that RTVE is operating an experimental DVB-T2 multiplex in […]

Ericsson’s Steve Plunkett: IBC 2017 preview

Ericsson’s CTO of broadcast and media services, Steve Plunkett, tells us what to look out for at IBC this year. It’s almost IBC time again, the flagship European event where the great and the good (and everyone else) of the broadcast industry descend on Amsterdam to showcase and discuss the latest trends and products that […]

Arris debuts Android TV-powered 4K HDR set-top boxes

Arris is due to unveil a new line of Android TV-powered Ultra High Definition (UHD) High Dynamic Range (HDR) set-top boxes at IBC. The next-generation devices are designed to address a range of requirements for cable, telco, satellite and terrestrial operators around the world. They offer WiFi connectivity and DVR options, as well as support […]

Patent pool unveils terms for UHD TV receivers and services

Japan-based patent licensing pool ULDAGE has announced terms and begun licensing patents that it says are essential for UHD TV satellite broadcast. The pool comprises 16 companies and other entities with patents that the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Centre holds to be essential to meeting UHD TV satellite broadcasting standards. The group comprises Dolby Laboratories, […]

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 […]

Sales of 4K TV sets tipped to grow 38% this year

Sales of 4K Ultra High Definition TV sets are due to grow by 38% in 2017 and will account for more than a third of the worldwide TV market, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said the sales growth follows a strong 2016 when 4K UHD surpassed 25% of total TV sales, despite a […]

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