Seven out of 10 UHD TVs to support HDR by 2020

Nearly 70% of Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs will support new technologies like high dynamic range (HDR), wider colour gamut, high frame rates, and immersive audio by 2020, according to ABI Research.  ABI said that these new technologies and enhancements will advance the viewing experience “far more” than higher resolution alone, but that advancements in […]

Samsung reportedly to launch HDR service soon

Samsung is to launch the first commercially available Higher Dynamic Range (HDR) video content as part of a new UHD video pack, possibly as early as next month, according to a report in Forbes magazine. According to the report, Samsung will air two full-length Hollywood movies at a native UHD resolution, the titles of which […]

TV industry needs to agree ‘UHD recipe’, says DTG

The television industry still needs to agree upon a “recipe” for Ultra High Definition, amid consumer confusion and no clearly defined device capabilities, according to DTG chief technology officer Simon Gauntlett.  Speaking at the DTG Summit 2015: Driving Global CollaborVation in London yesterday, Gauntlett highlighted a number of  “ingredients” that can contribute to a Ultra […]

SES and Samsung demo first DVB transmission of HDR UHD TV

Satellite operator SES and Samsung Electronics have this week teamed up to demo what they say is the first DVB transmission of High Dynamic Range UHD TV at the annual SES Industry Days in Luxembourg. The content is being transmitted via an SES satellite directly to a Samsung SUHDTV using the BBC’s Hybrid Gamma (HDR) […]

AirTies launches combined 4K STB and WiFi access point

AirTies has launched what it claims to be the world’s first Ultra High Definition set-top box that will also double as an access point using AirTies’ Mesh networking technology.  The new Air 7410X set-top box (STB), which AirTies is showcasing for the first time at TV Connect, will both receive and transmit a WiFi signal […]

NeuLion to showcase 4K portfolio

Digital TV technology provider NeuLion is due to showcase its HEVC and 4K/Ultra HD-ready product portfolio at TV Connect next week.  NeuLion will demonstrate how its next-generation NeuLion Digital Platform will allow European content right holders to securely stream live and on-demand video content of up to 4K resolution with HEVC and MPEG-DASH to devices […]

SPI gears up for 4K channel launch

European channel group SPI International has acquired programming from NBCUniversal, while preparing for the launch of its first 4K network. The NBCU deal gives it close to 100 first-run film titles in the Czech Republic and Slovakia including Fast and Furious 6, Despicable Me 2 and 47 Ronin and run on the FilmBox Premium channel. Meanwhile, the Ulta HD channel […]

HDTV sets now in 81% of US homes

Some 81% of US households now have at least one high definition TV set, up from 46% of US households five years ago, according to Leichtman Research Group. The new research found that 52% of all US households have multiple HDTVs, compared to just 17% five years ago. Including non-HDTV households, 65% of all TV […]

Tricolor content chief predicts 2015 UHD channel launches

Russia and several other countries will see the launch of the first “full-scale 4K channels in 2015,” according to Mikhail Goryachev, chief content officer of Russian pay TV operator Tricolor. In an interview with DTVE, Goryachev said that he believes that Ultra HD implementation on a mass scale is “unavoidable” and that pay TV providers […]

Panasonic unveils Firefox-based 4K TVs

Panasonic has unveiled a number of 4K TV sets that will run on Mozilla’s Firefox OS, following a preview of Firefox-based panels at CES in January. At the company’s convention in Frankfurt this week, Panasonic highlighted the new Firefox-based interface foxr its 2015 models, featuring three decks to accommodate live TV, apps including pre-installed apps […]