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New Ultra HD Blu-ray spec and logo unveiled

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) today announced completion of the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification and released the new logo that will delineate Ultra HD Blu-ray products. The Ultra HD Blu-ray specification, which represents the work of global leaders from the consumer electronics, IT and content creation industries, will enable delivery of Ultra HD content via…

Report: 4K to grow 45% from 2015-2019

Technavio, a tech-focused research firm, has published a new report on the global ultra HD TV market, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 45% from 2015-2019. The report draws attention towards the increasing popularity of 4K TVs, which is presenting growth opportunities for broadcast and media organizations worldwide. “Netflix offers 4K ultra…

Comcast announces 4K set-top box

Comcast will launch a 4K ultra high-definition (UHD) set-top box later this year as it brings the Xfinity in UHD catalogue to the X1 platform. The new X1 set-top box, the Xi4, will deliver Xfinity TV customers 4K UHD content—four times the resolution of high-definition—directly to the television, enabling X1 customers to enjoy unlimited virtual…

TV Connect 2015 Day 3 highlights: bumps ahead for 4K bandwagon

Ovum analysts relate their day-by-day highlights at this year’s TV Connect Ismail Patel, TV Analyst, Ovum: The plethora of 4K Ultra-HD screens on the TV Connect 2015 floor made for fine aesthetics, and the vendors are pretty certain this is where the TV market is heading. In hindsight, the shift from HD to 3D did…

TV Connect 2015 Day 2 highlights: taking the temperature for 4K

Ovum analysts relate their day-by-day highlights at this year’s TV Connect Ismail Patel, TV Analyst, Ovum: In terms of technology, the shift to 4K is gathering pace. Multiple 4K channels are being launched in Europe and the Far East and, as one would expect, the TV Connect exhibition floor is populated with multiple vendors showcasing…

TV Connect 2015: Pay-TV operators should stake 4K claim, says Pace

Pay-TV operators should not cede initiative to OTTs when it comes to 4K, says Jon Cobb, President of Software and Services at Pace, in his opening keynote at this morning’s TV Connect. The keynote, entitled ‘Building Quality of Experience: the Next Stage of Successful OTT,’ covered a number of trends deemed to be presently affecting…

Qarva: “OTT is ahead of traditional broadcasting in 4K”

IP&TV News talks to George Mikeladze, Founder & CEO, Qarva… IP&TV News: What are the main factors you think will help determine the success or failure of 4K? George Mikeladze: Live 4K TV delivery by OTT is still challenging. There are neither 4K live channels, not broadcast, nor OTT yet. We will see some broadcast 4K…

Global 4K display market to reach $52 billion in 2020

Strong promotion of 4K display resolutions from TV makers, display manufacturers and distribution channels has successfully increased consumer awareness and boosted 4K LCD TV penetration in 2014, according to a new report from IHS. While 4K is best known as a feature in high-end LCD TVs, starting this year 4K displays will emerge in all…

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