Ultra HD Forum adds forensic watermarking to guidelines

The Ultra HD Forum has added a chapter on forensic watermarking to the latest version of its guidelines. Version 1.3 of the UHD Forum Guidelines was released Friday and includes an overview of forensic watermarking, as well as a deployment scenario for forensic watermarking. Several member companies initiated the creation of these security guidelines that are […]

Insight launches UHD SVOD service

Insight UHD has launched a subscription video-on-demand service, initially on Apple TV and Android devices, with other CE platforms including Chromecast, LG, Xbox One, Amazon, Samsung and Sony PlayStation to follow. Speaking at MIPTV, CEO Rian Bester said Insight had teamed up with online video platform provider NeuLion to deliver a service encoded in HEVC. […]

DTG: over 55s are buying most UHD TVs

People aged over 55 are buying more Ultra HD TVs than anyone else, but are least likely to view a film, programme or event in this format, according to the DTG. The UK non-profit centre for digital media technology found that 22% of UK consumers purchased a UHD-ready TV in the past three years. While […]

Report: Apple tests Ultra HD-capable Apple TV update

Apple is reportedly testing a fifth generation version of Apple TV that will support ultra high definition content. According to Bloomberg, the update could be released as early as this year with the device able to stream 4K resolution pictures and “more vivid colours”, implying high dynamic range capabilities. The new box will run on […]

Viaccess-Orca teams up with ContentArmor for Ultra HD watermarking

TV technology company Viaccess-Orca has teamed up with watermarking specialist ContentArmor to strengthen the protection of UHD and 4K premium content. ContentArmor watermark technology has been integrated into Viaccess-Orca’s Sentinel content protection products, including hybrid card/cardless CAS and proprietary DRM products for multiscreen TV. Viaccess-Orca said that embedding the watermarking agent within its product family […]

4K HDR Ultra HD logo launches at CES

Eurofins Digital Testing has launched a new logo scheme that aims to boost consumer confidence in 4K, high dynamic range (HDR), ultra high definition (UHD) TVs. Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the logo is designed to ensure that the latest generation of UHD HDR screens, which deliver the highest available […]

Ultra HD Forum updates deployment guidelines

The Ultra HD Forum released version 1.2 of its Ultra HD Phase A industry guidelines at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. The Ultra HD Forum said that the revision builds on best practices and lessons learned in 2016 and feedback on previous versions of the guidelines. The updated guidelines are designed […]

VR headset sales tipped to climb 79% in the US this year

US sales of virtual reality headsets are projected to reach 2.5 million units in 2017, up 79% compared to 2016, according to the Consumer Technology Association. The CTA’s latest ‘US Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts’ report claims that virtual and augmented reality will be among the tech sector’s “overwhelming leaders” in year-on-year growth in 2017, […]

UHD TV sets to account for 60% of total market by 2020

UHD TV shipments are forecast to account for 25% of all TV shipments this year, reflecting growth of 75% year-on-year, according to a report by Futuresource Consulting. Futuresource expects UHD TVs to be at the forefront of retailers’ marketing efforts, with discount offers driving sales. It expects UHD units to account for 60% of all […]

4K UHD TV on threshold of mass-market, says report

Ownership of 4K UHD-capable TVs is on the threshold of becoming a mass-market phenomenon, at least in the US, according to research by NPD Group. According to the NPD Group Connected Intelligence Home Entertainment Report, 38% of US consumers say they are very or somewhat likely to use a 4K TV in the future, an […]