Swiss telecommunications company Salt will expand its IPTV offer with Ultra HD/4K content using Zattoo’s technical platform.
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.
Wimbledon, which has previously played host to the launch of colour and high definition TV services, will this year for the first time be shown in Ultra HD.
The BBC has announced plans to screen its World Cup matches in the Ultra HD format over the BBC iPlayer – but its setting a cap on the number of viewers that will be able to access the coverage.
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 has announced plans to start broadcasts in the Ultra HD format in late summer 2018.
Sky News is to use machine learning to identify guests at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The BBC has streamed its first live content in the Ultra-High Definition (UHD) format.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will transmit a handball match in Ultra HD resolution for the first time in Germany.
The Ultra HD service offered by Sky Deutschland will become available on the cable network of Vodafone Deutschland (formerly Kabel Deutschland) from January 30, 2018.
Marlin DRM, the open standard Digital Rights Management, has announced a compliance and robustness (C&R) framework for enhanced content protection (ECP) for ultra-high-definition (UHD) content.