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Tata Sky delivers Cricket World Cup in 4K

Attention to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is growing as the knock-out rounds continue ahead of the March 29 final on the Melbourne Cricket Ground. India’s leading direct-to-home (DTH) operator launched the first commercial 4K video service and set-top boxes in the subcontinent just ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. (Tata Sky…

Consumer 4K awareness jumps 30%

According to new consumer research from Leichtman Research Group, 41% of US adults have heard of 4K Ultra HDTV, marking a steep annual increase of 30%.  Consumer desire is also apparently high, with 26% of those who have seen a 4K HDTV are interested getting one (compared to 6% of those who have not seen…

Tata Sky to launch 4K video service in India

Leading Indian DTH operator Tata Sky has launched the first commercial 4K video service in the subcontinent. Enabled by Ericsson compression technology, the Tata Sky 4K service allows customers to watch video up to four times the resolution of the standard high definition (HD) video currently available. “Tata Sky is committed towards delivering a world…

China leads booming 4K set demand

With an expected 11.6 million units shipped in 2014, 4K set demands are up 699% year on year, with China accounting for over 70% of worldwide demand. According to the latest 4K report from Futuresource Consulting, by 2018 100 million sets are forecast to ship per annum, when ownership will exceed 20% in leading markets….

4K demo channel hits UK and Ireland

Satellite operator SES S.A.’s Ultra HD demo channel is available in the UK and Ireland as of now. The channel can be received with a standard satellite dish connected to a state-of-the-art Ultra HD flat screen TV with integrated satellite tuner and HEVC decoder. In terms of content, the emphasis is on demonstrating the quality of…

Clear Cut Pictures: the effect of 4K on post production

Ahead of his appearance at TV Connect (28th – 30th April 2015 ExCel, London), IP&TV News catches up with Max McGonigal about how 4K is changing things for those involved in post-production IP&TV News: Hi Max. For those that don’t know about you, can you begin by introducing us to Clear Cut Pictures? Max McGonigal: Established in…

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…

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