The Sky Q IP box, which Sky Deutschland customers can use to watch TV over the internet without cable TV or DTH satellite reception, is now also suitable for Ultra HD content (UHD).
The number of UHD TV receivers sold in Spain is close to seven million, with almost one million of them distributed last year, according to José María Vázquez, product and quality director of Vestel Ibérica.
The Polish public broadcaster TVP and Emitel have reached an agreement to expand DVB-T2/HEVC test transmissions.
Ultra HD (UHD) is gaining popularity among German TV viewers. Seven out of ten households planning to buy a new TV set would opt for a UHD model.
ORS, the technical services subsidiary of Austrian public broadcaster ORF, has launched a trial for Ultra HD/4K (UHD) broadcasts on DTT in Vienna.
Ultra HD Forum says its now tracking 150 consumer-facing Ultra HD TV services across the globe.
Following Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, German media company ProSiebenSat.1 has also decided to continue broadcasting its free-TV channels unencrypted in SD resolution via the Astra satellite system (19.2 degrees East).
RAI is strengthening its 4K channel with new drama, arts and sports programming.
52% of TV viewers in Germany would be willing to spend money on TV channels in Ultra HD quality.
The number of Ultra HD TV sets sold in Germany will break the 10 million barrier at the beginning of 2019, according to a forecast by industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform.