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“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…

EE: LTE-Advanced will “drive” Ultra-HD

EE’s Director of RAN development and programmes, Mansoor Hanif, has revealed how EE considers LTE-Advanced as the driving facilitator for 4K/Ultra-HD adoption. The comments emerged in the course of a video interview promoting Hanif’s appearance at this year’s Broadband World Forum, during which EE’s enthusiasm concerning LTE Broadcast was also discussed. “Once of the things…

Wuaki.tv previews new UI and 4K content at IFA

Movie and TV series streaming service Wuaki.tv today announced a new Smart TV app with 4K capabilities will be shown for the first time at IFA, in Berlin. This new app will enable viewers to watch Wuaki.tv content in 4K ultra high definition (UHD), and provides an all new user interface. LG and Samsung, both…

ABN & the future of African broadcasting

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