Global LCD TV shipments for 2015 will total 216 million sets, according to the latest estimation by WitsView, a division of TrendForce.
SES and Hispasat will broadcast Saturday’s Real Madrid vs. Barcelona football match in Ultra High Definition (Ultra HD/4K).
Harmonic has announced that NASA TV UHD, the first consumer Ultra HD channel in North America, is now available.
French IPTV operator Free has launched Festival 4K, the first native 4K/UltraHD TV channel in the basic offer of its Freebox package on fibre.
Canadian media company Stingay wants to extend its activities in the German TV market. Ultra HD music channel Stingray Ambiance is now available for carriage by cable companies and IPTV platform operators, Tom Adams, general manager of Stingray Deutschland, told Broadband TV News.
Stingray has started to make its Stingray Ambiance 4K ultra HD channel available to European distribution platforms.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) TV sets, offering enhanced brightness for a broader palette of light outputs and sparkling highlights, will soon be commonplace in the global UltraHD TV market.
Italian public broadcaster Rai will bring the total number of HD channels to 11 on the country’s free-to-view DTH platform TivuSat. An Ultra HD/4k channel is also in the works.
More than 330 million 4K UltraHD TVs will be sold globally by the end of 2019, an increase from two million in 2013.
Humax says it could bring out a 4K version of its new Freeview Play receiver next year, once it moves on to a new generation of chipset.