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BT offers glimpse of next gen sports viewing experience

At the Broadband World Forum, Amsterdam During a keynote overview of BT’s transformation from telco to broadcaster at the Broadband World Forum this morning, Simon Jones, Chief TV Architect, BT UK, gave a picture of the kind of next generation sports experience viewers could look forward to in the coming years. Central to this, he…

Parks Associates forecasts 4K future

New research from Parks Associates finds more than 46 million households worldwide will subscribe to a 4K UHD pay-TV service by 2018. Pay-TV providers will deploy this service as a differentiator, especially among younger consumers who are more likely to use new pay-TV features, such as TV Everywhere and cloud DVR, but also have slightly lower subscription…

“The timing is going to be critical” – Sky-D reveals its 4K thinking

Exclusive interview with Sky Deutschland’s Stephan Heimbecher on broadcasting’s 4K future… IP&TV News: Hi Stephan. What were the biggest challenges thrown up by the first End-to-End Ultra HD live broadcast of a football match? Stephan Heimbecher: The major challenge was to change the entire production chain from HD to Ultra HD, starting with new 4K…

Tata delivers live 4K Formula 1 first

Tata Communications has delivered the first live 4K feed from a Formula 1 event, achieved during practice session at the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, where live footage was delivered end-to-end over Tata Communications’ Global Video Connect Network, to Formula One Management’s (FOM) Technical HQ in Biggin Hill, UK. Demonstrated to an…

What was the word on 4K at IBC?

Emma Hosgood reports from IBC 2014 I have just got back from my very first IBC with an array of notes, promotional brochures and branded freebies, overwhelmed with the amount of knowledge you are able to pick up there. Prior to visiting I was already fascinated by the hype surrounding 4K/UHD. Here’s what I managed to…

UHD TVs fast penetrating China market

Approximately 14 million 4K2K – ultra-high definition (UHD) – television sets have been shipped globally in 2014, penetrating 6-7% of the overall TV market, according to WitsView, a subsidiary of the Taiwan-based market intelligence firm TrendForce. Chinese vendors, including Skyworth, Changhong and Hisense, have the highest penetration rates. The six largest Chinese brands, which also include…

Global survey reveals exectutive faith in 4K future

Since it was first announced, 4K Ultra High Definition Television (4K UHDTV) has been met with both excitement and skepticism within and outside of the media industry. According to new research from Intelsat S.A., 4K UHDTV will be main stream within 10 years. In fact, 42% of Intelsat’s survey respondents stated that they have made…

Vodafone Germany & Cisco develop 4K set-top box

Vodafone Germany is collaborating with Cisco on a 4K capable set-top box. Currently being demonstrated at IFA 2014 in Berlin, the 4K, Ultra HD next-generation offering will be available to subscribers within the first half of 2015 and will be the basis for all TV receivers available from Vodafone in the future. Yves Padrines, Vice…

What was the word on 4K at IBC?

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