Juniper: 189m people to use 4K OTT services by 2021

The adoption of 4K over-the-top services will rise dramatically in the next five years, climbing from 2.3 million unique users globally this year to 189 million by 2021, according to Juniper Research. The research firm’s ‘Digital TV and video: Network and OTT strategies 2016-21’ report claims that, in the US alone, one in 10 residents […]

Sky to launch UHD set-top box in Germany, Italy this autumn

Sky is due to launch a new set-top box with Ultra HD capabilities in Germany, Austria and Italy this autumn, the company has confirmed. The new box, which was already in development prior to the UK release of Sky Q earlier this year, will be an upgrade on the current generation of Sky+ box and […]

Consumers expected to pay up to 30% more for 4K UHD

Video service providers and content makers expect consumers to pay up to 30% more for premium 4K UHD content, according to new research. According to the Irdeto-commissioned study, 64% of video service providers – including pay TV and over-the-top operators – and 73% of content producers believe that consumers are willing to pay 10% to 30% more […]

Sony unveils next-generation HDR TV line

Sony has unveiled its new Z series of 4K, ultra HD (UHD), high dynamic range (HDR) TVs, in what it claims is a “significant leap forward” in display technology. Sony said the new flagship TV line, which tops Sony’s current X series line-up of UHD TVs, introduces a “new level” of HDR with ‘ultra-contrast’ and […]

ITU announces new HDR-TV standard

ITU has announced a new standard for High Dynamic Range Television (HDR-TV) that aims to build on its 2015-approved Ultra HD Television (UHDTV) Recommendation BT.2020. ITU said that the latest ITU-R HDR-TV Recommendation BT.2100 will give viewers an “enhanced visual experience with added realism” and allows TV programmes to take advantage of new and much brighter […]

Tellybean call service on goes live on Sony TVs

Tellybean’s video calling service is launching on Sony 4K HDR Ultra HD Android TVs in North America. The app will be featured on the TV home screen of the Sony Android TVs and the launch follows the release of the Tellybean Camera app earlier this year and the launch of the service on Philips Android […]

BeIN to launch 4K Ultra HD satellite receiver in MENA

Pay TV operator BeIN has launched an Ultra-High Definition (UHD) 4K satellite TV receiver in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The new box offers DVR functionality and BeIN claims it is the first 4K receiver to launch in the MENA region. The device launches ahead of this year’s Euro Championship football tournament, where […]

SES launches HDR test channel

Satellite operator SES has launched a new Ultra HD test channel that includes High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. The channel was unveiled at SES’s annual Industry Days event, where SES is focusing heavily on technologies that can enhance the quality of UHD TV with HDR. Demonstrations at the event include HDR 10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid […]

Polaroid partners with Google in smart TV move

Iconic camera brand Polaroid is making a push into the smart TV space, unveiling its first line of Google-powered, 4K TV models. The Ultra HD, LED televisions are due to start shipping this summer and will incorporate Google’s Cast technology, allowing viewers to ‘cast’ entertainment, movie and music content from their phone, tablet or laptop […]

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 […]

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