The Polish public broadcaster TVP has received a EU grant for the development of 4k services.
Demand for Ultra HD content is likely to increase significantly in Russia in the next two to four years.
Roughly 17% of broadband households in the UK, France, Germany, and Spain are planning to buy a flat-panel TV in the next 12 months and over 50% consider 4k an important or very important feature of their next model.
LG Electronics is showing ‘super Ultra HD” TV sets featuring HDR Plus at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Huawei has partnered with Etisalat to introduce the first 4K Ultra HD TV service in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).
German DTH platform HD+ and its parent company SES will open their joint Ultra HD showcase channel UHD1 to all DTH satellite households on Astra (19,2° East) during the Christmas holiday period.
Vodafone Deutschland has commenced offering its ADSL internet customers a new set-top-box to access its IPTV and video-on-demand (VOD) service.
German cable and satellite industry association ZVEI Fachverband Satellit & Kabel expects the preconditions for nationwide analogue cable TV switch-off to be met by the end of 2018.
Sky’s much-anticipated new platform Sky Q will be made available in the UK and Ireland from early 2016.
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.