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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…

Samsung gets behind push for 4K VOD

Samsung Electronics announced its plans to further expand its UHD ecosystem by working with global content partners to help accelerate consumer adoption and access to UHD content.  The company plans to launch Amazon’s UHD VOD service in October globally, and has also expanded Netflix’s UHD VOD Service in Europe, which has been available in the…

Streaming innovations to drive 4K diffusion

While the larger 4K ecosystem slowly gets its footing, a new report from The Diffusion Group (TDG) argues that streaming video will be the spark that lights 4K uptake and use. TDG’s latest report on the evolving quantum media space, Forecasting the 4K Video Ecosystem, 2014-2025, is now available for purchase. “Only a few years…

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…

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