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BT Sport selects Ericsson for UHDTV channel

Ericsson has signed a multi-year broadcast and media services deal with BT Sport to help launch three new television channels and an interactive red button service in the UK. Ericsson will be responsible for designing, building and running BT Sport Europe, free-to-air service BT Sport Showcase, and BT Sport UHD. BT Sport UHD will be…

SES launches Ultra HD demo channel in North America

SES  the world’s leading satellite operator, today announced it has launched its first Ultra HD (UHD) demonstration channel serving the North American television market. The demonstration channel, broadcast via SES-3 at 103 degrees West, will enable cable operators to prepare and test their networks for Ultra HD trials. “This new SES Ultra HD demo channel…

NSR: SD still has huge growth potential

According to NSR’s most recent study, Linear TV via Satellite: DTH, OTT and IPTV, 8th Edition, Standard Definition (SD) still has strong growth potential in developing regions – despite the hype surrounding 4K. When looking at developing regions (defined as Central and South America, Middle East/North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia), the number of…

4K TV panel shipments to grow 108% in 2015

TV manufacturers are concerned about possible tight TV panel supplies, even though the rising dollar is cutting TV import prices. According to research firm IHS, strong consumer demand for larger TVs and 4K resolution are expected to grow TV panel shipments by 5 percent, year-over-year, reaching a record 265 million units in 2015. The shipment…

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…

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