Tata Sky launches India’s first 4K set top

Direct-To-Home (DTH) operator Tata Sky has launched what it is calling India’s first 4K set top box (STB). The launch plans were unveiled in July last year when Tata Sky showcased the FIFA World Cup Quarter final match in 4K. Apart from relaying 4K content, the box will also showcase Standard Definition (SD) and High…

DISH to serve up first Ultra-HD set top box

DISH has thrown its hat in the ring as the first pay-TV provider to launch a 4K ‘Ultra-HD’ set-top box. Named the 4K Joey, the new STB is designed to easily integrate with DISH’s Hopper Whole Home HD DVR system. The 4K Joey will not only play back 4K ultra HD content, it will also…

US UHD Alliance formed (welcomed by DTG UK UHD Forum)

The British entertainment industry’s body for developing best practice in Ultra HD has congratulated the US entertainment and technology industry on the formation of the UHD Alliance. The Alliance was formed by global companies including DirecTV, Dolby, LG Electronics Inc., Netflix, Panasonic Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation, Sony Visual Product Inc., Technicolor, The…

CES 2015: Industry braces itself for rise of Ultra HD

Shipments of 4K UHD displays are projected to reach four million units in 2015, marking a 208% increase over 2014, according to the CEA’s semi-annual industry report released today at the 2015 International CES. The study finds one-third of consumers (33%) may purchase a 4K Ultra-High Definition TV within the next three years, while almost…

Roku plans Netflix collaboration on 4K streaming

Next generation TV streaming service Roku has booked its spot on the 4K Ultra HD bandwagon. Roku says that, now that the prices of 4K TVs are dropping rapidly, and they will soon be within reach of the majority of consumers, it has prepared a Roku TV reference design for 4K smart TVs for license to…

LG to unleash quantum dot technology at CES

LG will use CES 2015 to unveil quantum dot technology, which the manufacturer says will push their LCD TV picture quality to new levels of excellence. “The addition of ULTRA HD TV with quantum dot technology further establishes LG as a leading provider of the most diverse and innovative TV display technologies in the industry,”…

Ultra HD streaming hits Amazon Prime

Ultra HD streaming for TV shows and movies is now available to Amazon Prime members through the Amazon Instant Video app on compatible Ultra HD smart TVs. “We want to deliver the best entertainment experience, and offering Ultra HD movies and TV shows raises the bar on quality and innovation that customers have come to… ready with Ultra HD watermarking

European streaming service is rolling out session-based watermarking for Ultra HD movies, thanks to tech vendor Civolution’s content protection technology NexGuard. This increased security enables to offer high quality content including Ultra HD movies in France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom, as well as future-proof its offering ahead of expansion into new markets….

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