Ultra HD


Türksat tests 8K channel

Türksat is trialling an Ultra HD 8K (Super High-Vision) test channel, which it demoed at the Global SatShow in Istanbul in partnership with Kızıl Elektronik, Vestel and Socionext.  Türksat said in a statement that it is “among the pioneers in the world when it comes to transitioning to Ultra HD 8K,” with the test-broadcast demonstrating […]

Sky and Virgin to broadcast MTV EMAs in Ultra HD

UK pay TV broadcasters Sky and Virgin TV have secured rights to air this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) in ultra-high definition (UHD). Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) announced the deal, which will see Sky take the MTV EMAs UHD feed for the second year in a row, while Virgin TV will take the […]

EBU to run Ultra HD, HDR trials at European Championships

The EBU will distribute live Ultra High Definition (UHD) content, with High Frame Rates (HFR), High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Next Generation Audio (NGA), as part of a trial at the 2018 European Athletics Championships. The European Broadcasting Union will lead the trials in collaboration with five EBU Members – the BBC, France Télévisions, IRT, […]

BBC to run ‘first-come, first-serve’ UHD trial during World Cup

The BBC has announced two “cutting edge” trials that will see it bring this summer’s FIFA World Cup live to viewers in ultra high definition (UHD) and virtual reality (VR). All 29 World Cup matches that the BBC is due to broadcast on BBC One will also be available in UHD and high dynamic range […]

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 […]

Canal+ selects Nagra to secure its 4K Ultra HD offer

Canal+ has selected Nagra’s content protection solution, Nagra Connect, to secure its new 4K Ultra HD offering in France. Launched this week, the new Canal+ service offers 4K Ultra HD content via satellite broadcast and over-the-top delivery to viewers through its new G9 set-top box. The 4K offering also lets viewers access premium TV in every room, […]

Amazon and Facebook involved in US-Japan cable scheme

Amazon and Facebook are part of a powerful consortium building a new underwater cable that will connect America, Japan the Philippines and help deliver live and Ultra HD video. The high-capacity Jupiter Cable system will follow a new transpacific route and is scheduled to be service-ready by early 2020 – timing that will likely see […]

Deutsche Telekom taps Netflix, Fox+, UFA for EntertainTV

Deutsche Telekom is adding Ultra HD support and direct access to Netflix to its EntertainTV offering, along with a raft of new content from the likes of Fox. Deutsche Telekom’s new Ultra HD-ready MR 401 media receiver will provide EntertainTV customers with direct access to Netflix following its launch this autumn, with the release accompanying […]

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, […]

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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