German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast will make the USB TV stick for reception of the next-generation DVB-T2/HEVC-based DTT platform including the encrypted Freenet TV service available from retailers and www.freenet.tv from March 23, 2017.
Hilversum-based Insight TV will unveil its new 4K UHD SVOD platform at this year’s MIPTV in Cannes.
German IPTV operator Exaring has made its TV platform waipu.tv available on the Amazon Fire TV box and stick.
Swisscom has added Ultra HD channel Insight TV to its IPTV platform Swisscom TV 2.0.
China will continue to dominate the 4K TV market, with 42% of all TVs in 2017 expected to ship with 4K panels, according to a white paper released by IHS Markit, ahead of Cable Congress 2017.
Vodafone Deutschland will show in collaboration with Sony’s action and entertainment channel AXN the third season of TV series Power in Ultra HD.
Six more US cable operators have joined SES’s Ultra HD trials, while some of the first cable providers to participate are nearing the launch of consumer Ultra HD packages.
Vodafone has become the first operator in Spain to offer TV channels and content on demand in 4k.
Telefonica is to offer a free 4K STB to all its customers as well as a seven-day catch-up service.
4K Ultra HD (UHD) as a home entertainment format has firmly planted its stake in the market, according to Futuresource Consulting, but it remains some way off reaching levels of mass market adoption.