Samsung Electronics has announced major expansion plans for its UHD content offer. They will see the introduction of VOD services, live broadcasting, a UHD video pack, new download services and partnerships with such major content providers as Amazon, Netflix, maxdome, Wuaki.tv and CHILI.
NSR’s newly released UltraHD via Satellite, 2nd Edition, forecasts over 820 channels of UltraHD content via satellite by 2025.
Rosy forecasts for consumer use of 4K or Ultra-HD video are overly optimistic, says a new report from TDG, Forecasting the 4K Video Ecosystem, 2014-2025.
According to research from The Diffusion Group (TDG), short-term demand for 4K/Ultra-HD televisions is hindered by two simple but structurally important fundamentals: a widespread lack of awareness among consumers and a marked sensitivity to the costs of these advanced sets.
Worldwide Ultra HD TV shipments will see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 160% from 2013 to 2017, soaring from 1.5 million units to 68.2 million, according to Digitimes Research.
By 2023, nearly 300 ultraHD (or 4K) TV channels will be broadcast globally by DTH operators, predicts NSR.
Kansai TV, a commercial broadcaster in Osaka, Japan, has used Elemental video processing to encode 4K content in HEVC for terrestrial broadcast delivery over ISDB-T to an Ultra HD TV.
The French media authority CSA has said that it is in favour of a pilot by the HD Forum to carry out Ultra HD (4K) test transmissions on digital terrestrial.
Dutch based Divitel and TNO have created a strategic business partnership.
The market for Ultra HD (4K) TV panels reached a significant new benchmark in March when global shipments exceeded 1 million units for the first time.