Red Bull partners with Eutelsat for 4K demo

Red Bull will launch its ‘Wings to 4K’ project at IBC, demoing content on Ultra HD screens at the event in partnership with Eutelsat, IDC and ATEME. Red Bull Media House is producing live and pre-produced 4K content at Red Bull’s Hangar-7 studio in Salzburg, Austria, which it will display on UHD screens on the […]

Digital TV Labs showcases HEVC testing for 4K OTT and DVB

Digital TV Labs is using IBC to showcase new HEVC testing solutions for UHDTV/4K OTT and DVB broadcast markets.  Digital TV Labs is launching a range of products designed to aid in the development and deployment of next generation 4K / UHDTV services utilising the latest HEVC compression standard. The ISO/IEC and MPEG developed standard […]

DVB to demo HEVC-based UHD using DVB-S2X

The DVB will use its presence at IBC to demonstrate HEVC-encoded content in multiple UHD services utilising DVB-S2X and multiple HD services via DVB-T2. Following the approval in July of the specifications for the use of HEVC in the DVB environment and DVB-UHDTV Phase1, which was seen as a significant step in the road to […]

Streaming to drive early 4K usage

Streaming video will be “the spark that lights 4K uptake and use,” according to a new report by research firm The Diffusion Group (TDG).  TDG’s 4K video ecosystem forecast for 2014 to 2025 claims that a majority of US broadband households are now at or above access speeds that would enable a single 4K stream to […]

UHD TV shipments to reach 14.5 million this year

Shipments of Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs are due to grow to 14.5 million units in 2014, up from 2.0 million last year, amid “aggressive marketing efforts” by global brands, according to IHS Technology. The research firm said that UHD TVs continue to make “slow and steady inroads throughout the world,” but claimed that by […]

Panasonic unveils 4K TV pricing

Panasonic has released details of its new AX800 series of Ultra High Definition 4K TVs, which it is due to release with immediate effect. The new line will feature sets in two screen sizes –58-inches and 65-inches – and will be priced at US$3,800 and US$4,500 respectively. As well as featuring 4K resolution displays, the […]

CEA makes Ultra HD guideline updates

US technology trade organisation, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), has updated the core characteristics for Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TVs, monitors and projectors for the home.  The expanded characteristics – voluntary guidelines that are due to take effect in September 2014 – are designed to address various attributes of picture quality and help move toward interoperability, while […]

Teracom selects Thomson to deliver HEVC-encoded UHD content

Swedish infrastructure and technical solutions provider, Teracom, has selected a number of Thomson Video Networks solutions to deliver HEVC-encoded Ultra HD video over DVB-T2. Teracom is using Thomson’s ViBE VS7000 video system, NetProcessor 9030/40 multiplexer, and Sapphire MPEG stream server to demonstrate a complete transmission chain for DVB-T2 delivery of HEVC-encoded video. “By deploying state-of-the-art […]

Ultra HD TV panel shipments reach 1 million

Shipments of Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV panels exceeded one million for the first time in March, a more than threefold increase month-over-month according to IHS stats.  The research firm said that UHD TV panel shipments reached 1.1 million in March, up from 384,300 units in February. In March 2013, shipments were fewer than 150,000. […]

Vonetize to launch 4K streaming app

US-based smart TV app specialist Vonetize is set to launch a worldwide UHD content app, which it claims will be the first dedicated 4K streaming service. The service is due to launch commercially with Samsung next week and will be available on new 4K UHD Smart TV devices. Alongside the dedicated 4K app, Vonetize said […]