Ultra high definition

Virgin Media launches UHD entertainment channel

Virgin Media is launching what it claims is the UK’s first dedicated 4K ultra high definition (UHD) entertainment channel. Virgin TV Ultra HD is due to start broadcasting on September 17 and will air: drama series like Start Up, Masters of Sex and House of Cards; wildlife and nature documentaries such as Love Nature’s The Big Dry; and concert footage from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sony Pictures to launch 4K streaming service

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is due to launch a new 4K Ultra High Definition movie streaming service in the US next week. ULTRA will launch on Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs, powered by the Android TV operating system, on April 4. Sony said that the app will allow users to buy Ultra HD movies, with […]

NSR: 785 Ultra HD channels via satellite by 2025

More than 785 Ultra High Definition television channels will be delivered via satellite by 2025, according to Northern Sky Research (NSR). The research firm’s Ultra HD via Satellite, 3rd Edition report claims that by next year, “almost all regions worldwide” will have access to Ultra HD channels, while developing regions will receive UHD networks by the end […]

Sky Germany plans UHD launch for next year

Sky Germany is gearing up to launch a new Ultra High Definition-compatible set-top box next year, DTVE has learned. According to a source with knowledge of Sky Germany’s plans, the pay TV operator is likely to develop its UHD offering by first doing one-off UHD broadcasts, then regular UHD transmissions, before launching a full UHD […]

SES lines up three more UHD channels

Satellite operator SES has signed client agreements for three new Ultra High Definition (UHD) channels in Europe, it has revealed. In its half year earnings announcement, SES said that the new channels will be launched by the end of the year and formally announced in the coming months. The news follows SES’s recent UHD deals […]

SES and US operator Armstrong trial live UHD

Satellite operator SES has begun a live and linear Ultra High Definition (UHD) with regional US multiple system operator (MSO), Armstrong. The cable operator is trialling SES’s camera-to-screen Ultra HD ecosystem at its headquarters in Butler, Pennsylvania, making Armstrong the first company to test SES’s linear Ultra HD solution in a real-world environment. “We have […]

Sky gears up for German UHD push

Sky in Germany has signed a new deal with satellite operator SES, leasing more capacity on Astra at 19.2 degrees East for Ultra High Definition (UHD) broadcasts. Sky Deutschland’s chief officer of legal, regulatory affairs and distribution, Holger Ensslin, said that Sky has been investing in HD as part of its commitment to innovation. “The […]

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