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Global 4K display market to reach $52 billion in 2020

Strong promotion of 4K display resolutions from TV makers, display manufacturers and distribution channels has successfully increased consumer awareness and boosted 4K LCD TV penetration in 2014, according to a new report from IHS. While 4K is best known as a feature in high-end LCD TVs, starting this year 4K displays will emerge in all…

New 24/7 OTT channel launched to showcase 4K

Harmonic has announced the launch of its new 24/7 “ambient” OTT video streaming service, the Harmonic Video Network (HVN), which will showcase 4K footage shot in locations from California to Costa Rica. Designed to provide video engineers with “a valuable source of information related to video delivery infrastructure,” the HVN-1 channel will focus on workflow, content…

How live 4K streaming points way to OTT sports

Guest post by Chris Wagner, Executive VP Marketplace strategy at NeuLion Though consumer adoption of Ultra HD (UHD) TV screens is on the rise, lack of content is still a massive issue for 4K. At the same time, consumer demand for live sports streaming is increasing with operators such as BeINSport, ESPN and Univision succeeding…

New V-Nova tech makes 4K “commercially viable”

Video compression specialist V-Nova has released a scalable end-to-end solution for mass-market adoption of live UHD, as well as other distribution products for UHD, HD, and SD video.  All the new products are based on Perseus technology, developed and tested over the past five years within an Open Innovation consortium of over 20 global industry leaders…

Tata Sky delivers Cricket World Cup in 4K

Attention to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is growing as the knock-out rounds continue ahead of the March 29 final on the Melbourne Cricket Ground. India’s leading direct-to-home (DTH) operator launched the first commercial 4K video service and set-top boxes in the subcontinent just ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. (Tata Sky…

Consumer 4K awareness jumps 30%

According to new consumer research from Leichtman Research Group, 41% of US adults have heard of 4K Ultra HDTV, marking a steep annual increase of 30%.  Consumer desire is also apparently high, with 26% of those who have seen a 4K HDTV are interested getting one (compared to 6% of those who have not seen…

Tata Sky to launch 4K video service in India

Leading Indian DTH operator Tata Sky has launched the first commercial 4K video service in the subcontinent. Enabled by Ericsson compression technology, the Tata Sky 4K service allows customers to watch video up to four times the resolution of the standard high definition (HD) video currently available. “Tata Sky is committed towards delivering a world…

China leads booming 4K set demand

With an expected 11.6 million units shipped in 2014, 4K set demands are up 699% year on year, with China accounting for over 70% of worldwide demand. According to the latest 4K report from Futuresource Consulting, by 2018 100 million sets are forecast to ship per annum, when ownership will exceed 20% in leading markets….

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