The sales of TV sets amounted to €45 billion in the first half of 2018 in the global market, around 1% more than in the same period last year, spurred by this year’s FIFA World Cup, according to German market research institute GfK.
The European Broadcasting Union will be leading Ultra HD trials with five EBU members and industry partners at the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin.
Insight TV has signed a distribution deal with Dutch telecoms operator KPN.
German commercial broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will launch a linear Ultra HD test channel on April 28, 2018.
BT has staged a live broadcast trial of High Definition High Dynamic Range (HD HDR) on a mobile.
The HbbTV Association has updated its core specification to allow HbbTV applications to take advantage of new Ultra High Definition technologies.
Sales of 8K Flat Panel TVs are expected to increase from 0.1 million in 2018 to 5.8 million in 2022, with China leading the way representing more than 60% of the total market during this period.
Travelxp 4k, the world’s first 4K HDR channel, will launch on Astra (19.2° East) on December 13, 2017, targeting the customers of German DTH platform HD+.
The Amazon Prime Video app is now available on Apple TV 4K and previous generations of Apple TV in over 100 countries.
Vimeo has added HDR support to its video service, the company announced on its blog.