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TDG: unfamiliarly with Ultra-HD TVs compounds pricing issues

According to research from The Diffusion Group (TDG), short-term demand for 4K/Ultra-HD televisions is hindered by two simple but structurally important fundamentals: a widespread lack of awareness among consumers and a marked sensitivity to the costs of these advanced sets. TDG research indicates that more than eight in ten adult broadband users have never heard…

Live from the Eiffel Tower: Ultra HD music vids land on NRJ HITS

French fans of artists like Pharrell Williams can now enjoy their favourite music videos in Ultra HD, since Envivio’s 4K Ultra HD compression technology is being used by French broadcaster TDF to transmit programming in Ultra HD TV for leading French music channel NRJ HITS. This ongoing DTT video transmission uses HEVC (H.265) compression over DVB T-2…

BBC commences UHD trials for World Cup

Recently BBC R&D announced its intention to trial the distribution of Ultra-High definition programming over both DTT and IP. BBC R&D is actively working on Ultra-High Definition (UHD) in the various standardisation bodies, with The World Cup providing an ideal opportunity to practically test out some of that work. BBC R&D had set itself the goal of demonstrating…

What five things need to happen for Ultra HD to take off?

Guest post by Rich Nelson, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Broadband Communications Group, Broadcom Corporation Hindsight may be 20/20, but the picture is crystal clear for the future of television. Just look at the past 20 years of the industry: At each step forward in the evolution of the television, picture quality has improved, content has…

Sky-D marks world first Ultra HD live broadcast of a football match

With the Ultra HD test of the football match between FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in December 2012, Sky Deutschland laid the foundation for the development of Ultra HD. This test was followed by many further productions, both on and off the football pitch, with the goal of gradually approaching a full end-to-end Ultra…

MWC 2014: Sony “future proofs” new tablet with 4K features

Sony launched three new devices at Mobile World Congress today, including the Xperia Z2 & the Xperia Tablet Z2, in an attempt to build on its efforts in 2013 to establish itself as a vendor of premium Android devices. The third device in the new line-up, the Xperia M2, is Sony’s attempt to bring an affordable LTE device to the market….

Samsung: “2014 is the year that UHD is the main focus of all TV manufacturers”

Vassilis Seferidis is Director of Business Development for Samsung Electronics responsible for driving revenue growth and strategic development of Samsung’s Consumer Electronics business in Europe. Vassilis has more than 20 years’ experience in the Consumer Electronics industry mainly in Strategic Business Planning and Product Management roles. Innovation in technology is focused on delivering for the…

M-GO streams 4K to Samsung UHD TVs

Another day, another new 4K streaming service. M-GO, a pay-as-you-go digital movie and TV streaming service joint venture between Technicolor and DreamWorks Animation, have developed a comprehensive 4K streaming service to launch on Samsung UHD TVs in the spring of 2014. M-GO will kick off with a wide selection of full-length 4K theatrical hits and…

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