Ultra high definition

Seven out of 10 UHD TVs to support HDR by 2020

Nearly 70% of Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs will support new technologies like high dynamic range (HDR), wider colour gamut, high frame rates, and immersive audio by 2020, according to ABI Research.  ABI said that these new technologies and enhancements will advance the viewing experience “far more” than higher resolution alone, but that advancements in […]

TV industry needs to agree ‘UHD recipe’, says DTG

The television industry still needs to agree upon a “recipe” for Ultra High Definition, amid consumer confusion and no clearly defined device capabilities, according to DTG chief technology officer Simon Gauntlett.  Speaking at the DTG Summit 2015: Driving Global CollaborVation in London yesterday, Gauntlett highlighted a number of  “ingredients” that can contribute to a Ultra […]

AirTies launches combined 4K STB and WiFi access point

AirTies has launched what it claims to be the world’s first Ultra High Definition set-top box that will also double as an access point using AirTies’ Mesh networking technology.  The new Air 7410X set-top box (STB), which AirTies is showcasing for the first time at TV Connect, will both receive and transmit a WiFi signal […]

Tricolor content chief predicts 2015 UHD channel launches

Russia and several other countries will see the launch of the first “full-scale 4K channels in 2015,” according to Mikhail Goryachev, chief content officer of Russian pay TV operator Tricolor. In an interview with DTVE, Goryachev said that he believes that Ultra HD implementation on a mass scale is “unavoidable” and that pay TV providers […]

Sky assessing IP delivery of 4K content

Sky said that it is “not ruling out” the possibility of delivering 4K content over the web in the future in a similar way to Netflix, after staging early trials filming in the ultra HD format. Speaking at SES Ultra HD conference in London yesterday, Sky’s chief engineer of broadcast strategy, Chris Johns, said that […]

HDR and UHD developments should be separated out, says SES

High dynamic range (HDR) is “too big a topic” to be simply linked to the rollout of Ultra High Definition content, according to SES’s vice-president, reception systems, Thomas Wrede.  Delivering the closing keynote at the SES Ultra HD conference in London yesterday, Wrede said that HDR promises to “change television forever” and greatly improve picture […]

CEA predicts 208% rise in 4K display shipments

Ultra High-Definition, 4K TV is “poised for strong growth in the coming years” according to US technology body, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). The organiser of the Consumer Electronics show, which is on now in Las Vegas, predicted in its latest forecast that shipments of 4K UHD displays will reach four million units in 2015, […]

Vimeo adds 4K download support

Vimeo has added Ultra High-Definition, 4K video support to its site, allowing Vimeo PRO members and Vimeo On Demand sellers to offer 4K video files for download for the first time. Announcing the move, Vimeo said that while creators have been able to upload in 4K “for some time,” this is the first time that […]

Wuaki.tv launches in Germany, adds 4K titles

Movie and TV streaming service Wuaki has officially launched in Germany and has announced plans to add ultra high-definition, 4K movies to its catalogue from December 1. The UHD content will initially be available in Germany and France, with Italy to follow in the coming weeks. Wuaki is in talks to bring the 4K movies […]

4K TV shipments jump by 500%

Shipments of 4K TVs increased by more than 500% year-on-year in the third quarter to top 3 million units, according to IHS’s DisplaySearch. The Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast report said that 4K TV shipments have “significantly accelerated” this year, due to more competition and more accessible pricing. Some 6.4 million 4K TVs have […]