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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…

Wuaki.tv ready with Ultra HD watermarking

European streaming service Wuaki.tv is rolling out session-based watermarking for Ultra HD movies, thanks to tech vendor Civolution’s content protection technology NexGuard. This increased security enables Wuaki.tv 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….

93% of viewers wowed by Ultra HD

As the industry collectively gears up for Ultra HD, it should come as some relief to it that consumers seem ready to embrace the technology too, with 93% of those who have experienced it finding it “extremely” or “somewhat” impressive. The statistics come courtesy of the latest wave of Strategy Analytics’ ConsumerMetrix survey, which conducted…

4K streaming to launch on Samsung UHD TVs

Entertainment tech specialists NanoTech Entertainment has signed an agreement with Samsung to launch a 4K streaming service on the latter’s UHD TVs.  Under the agreement, the UltraFlix 4K streaming channel will be launched on all 2014 Samsung Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TVs.  The transactional Video-On-Demand 4K network will be available starting Tuesday November 25, on Samsung UHD TVs as…

Ultra-HD and HEVC STB shipments expected to explode

Worldwide ultra-HD capable set-top box shipments will reach 48 million by 2020, while the market for HEVC set-top boxes—the next-generation of video compression technology—will rise even further to 88 million units. These findings are part of ABI Research’s Set-top Box and Home Networks Market Research, which further asserts that, in 2014, the market will deploy only…

TP Vision: “UHD content will be available on smart TVs first”

How does the horizon look for the smart TV? IP&TV News asks Albert Mombarg, Head of Smart TV, TP Vision… IP&TV News: Looking at the development of smart TV adoption over the last few years, has their rise been as fast anticipated or not? Albert Mombarg: Current adoption is pretty much as we predicted – high…

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…

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