Ultra HD (UHD or 4K) TV household ownership will grow from less than 10% of homes in the US for the next four years to 33% of homes by 2020 according to Strategy Analytics.
The Vienna State Opera will use Elemental video processing solutions to stream the world’s first live production in 4K high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) delivered via MPEG-DASH over the internet.
Poland will see its first-ever transmission in 4K this coming Saturday (March 29).
In a session dedicated to Ultra HD, leading international TV companies were contemplative, even glum, regarding the uncertainties surrounding UHD.
MIPTV is putting together a 4K spotlight programme at MIPTV 2014, taking place in Cannes April 7-10.
Ultra HD, also known as 4K, should receive a positive reaction from European consumers, according to the latest survey results from Strategy Analytics’ ConsumerMetrix service.
Samsung will introduce its UHD video pack in Europe this March.
Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has been operating an 4K demonstration channel this summer, as part of a proof-of-concept trial, the demochannel will be formally launched at this year’s IBC.
Sony has launched its video download service Video Unlimited 4K service, with access to more than 70 full length native 4K Ultra HD feature films and TV shows.
At IBC satellite operator Eutelsat is taking new steps for Ultra HD, turnkey connected TV platforms and live demo the old idea in a new package of the ‘interactive LNB(f)’, recently launched under the ‘smart LNB’ label.