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BDA to start licensing Ultra HD Blu-ray

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) will commence licensing the Ultra HD Blu-ray format starting August 24, 2015.  The format will enable consistent and reliable delivery of Ultra HD content to the rapidly growing number of Ultra HD households, expected to grow from 11.7 million Ultra HD TVs in 2014 to 95.6 million in 2019. “Ultra HD…

Juniper: 5G adoption will prove catalyst for UHD

A new report from Juniper Research forecasts a healthy adoption for 5G, with service revenues set to exceed $65 billion by 2025, compared to just $100 million during its first year of commercial services in 2020. Juniper notes that while the first commercial roll outs are expected in 2020, widespread adoption will only occur from…

Twentieth Century Fox prepares for UHD home viewing

French broadcast tech vendor ATEME and Twentieth Century Fox have enhanced development of the TITAN Software Transcoder. The new technology has been developed to enable distribution of the first ever Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range movies for home viewing. TITAN is multi-codec and format video transcoding software for Live, OTT and File mezzanine, VOD,…

BT hails 4K learning curve

This weekend’s FA Community Shield between Arsenal and Chelsea was the first 4K match to be broadcast on the BT Sport Ultra HD channel. The inaugural broadcast marked the latest example of the UK telco making waves in the field of Ultra HD. “From an outside broadcast and network delivery perspective, we have done a…

Futuresource: 4K TV shipments to grow 147% in 2015

According to the Worldwide TV Market Report from Futuresource Consulting, 4K TV shipments are expected to grow by 147% in 2015, despite overall 2% fall in TV sales. Global TV sales rose in 2014 by 3% to reach 235 million units, with trade value up to $94 billion. The TV market landscape remains varied across…

SES and Armstrong prepare ground for linear UHD roll-out

SES, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, has initiated the first-ever live and linear Ultra HD trial with cable MSO Armstrong. Armstrong is testing SES’s camera-to-screen Ultra HD ecosystem at its headquarters cable lab in Butler, Pennsylvania.  SES is claiming that the outcome of the tests will support progress toward the cost-efficient roll-out of…

BT unveils UHD package and pricing

BT has announced details of its new BT TV Ultra HD package, which includes BT Sport Ultra HD, and the company’s new BT TV Ultra HD set top box. The package also includes BT’s new 1TB Ultra HD YouView+ set top box giving 600 SD or 250 HD hours of storage and 47 premium channels…

Sky-D gets ready for Ultra HD

SES has announced that German and Austrian pay-TV provider Sky Deutschland has secured additional capacity for Ultra HD broadcasts on ASTRA at 19.2 degrees East. Ultra HD delivers four times the resolution of today’s HD TV, providing more dramatic action for sporting events and a more compelling experience for premium movies and documentaries. “At Sky…

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