Internet streaming services are pushing the traditional broadcast sector in their support for Ultra HD.
More than 11 million North American homes will own an Ultra HD TV by the end of 2016 as prices drop to increasingly affordable levels and 1080p models start to disappear entirely from large screen product line ups.
The first 4K UHD Roku IDTV models have been put on sale in the United States and Canada.
Huawei has partnered with Etisalat to introduce the first 4K Ultra HD TV service in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).
ETSI’s new Industry Specification Group on intelligent Compound Content Management (CCM) met for their kick off meeting on December 16, at ETSI in Sophia Antipolis, France.
BT TV said it became the first TV service in the UK to offer Netflix in Ultra HD/4K.
By mid-2015, more Samsung 4K TV sets were sold than any other brand, according to Parks Associates.
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.
Stingray has started to make its Stingray Ambiance 4K ultra HD channel available to European distribution platforms.