Ultra high definition

Global 8K TV shipments to pass 900,000 units in 2019

Worldwide shipments of 8K Ultra High Definition TVs will climb from just 2,700 units in 2015 to 911,000 units in 2019, according to IHS. The research firm claims that the advent of 8K broadcasting in Japan for the 2020 Olympics will spur a “new round of resolution increases” and that large, 65-inch screen TVs will account […]

SES to launch 4K channel

HD+, a subsidiary of satellite services operator SES, will launch a channel to demonstrate the 4K ultra high definition programming in September. German satellite platform HD+ said the new service will showcase 4K programming with a mix of sports, culture, lifestyle and nature content. It added that content and industry partners that want to test […]

UHD shopping channel Pearl.tv to launch via SES

Shopping channel Pearl.tv will start broadcasting in Ultra High Definition (UHD) via satellite and the web this September, in what it claims will be a first for a European free-to-air channel. The launch will coincide with the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, which runs from September 4-9, with SES Platform Services to provide HEVC […]

Ultra HD, high dynamic range demo staged in France

A demonstration of an Ultra High Definition, high dynamic range broadcast at 50 frames per-second on existing networks has been held in the Brittany region in France.  Technology partners Envivio, Images and Réseaux, Orange, SeaEvents, TDF, Technicolor and Thomson Video Networks worked together to broadcast the French leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in Lorient, […]

4K TV panel shipments hit record high in April

Shipments of 4K LCD TV panels exceeded three million units in April, setting a new monthly record, according to IHS figures.  The research firm said that in April, 4K TV panels accounted for 14% of all TV panels shipped, with shipments continuing to rise driven by “forces on both the supply side and the demand […]

BT’s 4K plans means Sky will ‘lose innovation lead’, says analyst

BT’s launch an Ultra High Definition (UHD) sports channel in the UK this August means “Sky is set to lose the TV innovation lead to BT for the first time in over 20 years,” according to Strategy Analytics analyst David Watkins.  Commenting on BT’s UHD service plans, Watkins, who is Strategy Analytics’ director of connected […]

BT to launch Ultra HD sports channel in August

UK telco and pay TV provider, BT, has confirmed plans to launch an Ultra High Definition (UHD) sports channel, along with a new UHD set-top box this August.  Announcing the plans this morning, the UK operator said that BT Sport Ultra HD will be the first UHD, 4K channel to launch in Europe and will show […]

Canal+ to broadcast UHD Champions League final

Canal+ will broadcast this weekend’s Champions League Final in Ultra High Definition, it has confirmed.  The “experimental” UHD trial will be carried out over the Astra 19.2 ° East satellite in partnership with satellite operator SES. Sky in Germany also confirmed earlier this week that it will air the match in UHD quality in 13 […]

Harmonic to demo UHD delivery using CCAP system

Harmonic will demonstrate Ultra High Definition (UHD) video delivery over cable, using its NSG Exo distributed CCAP system, at ANGA COM this year. The video delivery infrastructure firm’s NSG Exo system is a cable edge device for delivering video, data and voice services over coax. “NSG Exo moves a service provider’s RF requirements out of […]

Sky in Germany to air Champions League final in UHD

Sky in Germany is due to run an Ultra High Definition (UHD) broadcast trial of the UEFA Champions League final this weekend.  Sky will air the Juventus vs. Barcelona football final in UHD quality in 13 selected Sky Sports Bars in Germany, following a successful UHD live broadcast of the DFB-Pokal football cup final in the […]