4K TVs to have 23% market reach in 2016

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4K TVs will reach roughly 23% market penetration by 2016 as prices become more consumer-friendly, according to a new study by market intelligence firm TrendForce.… Read more

Sky News airs first virtual reality report on migrant crisis

Sky News virtual reality

Pay TV operator Sky’s Sky News service has launched its first virtual reality news report. The report,  on the migrant crisis in Europe, will take… Read more

Sony Pictures unveils first Ultra HD Blu-ray discs


Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) has announced plans to launch its first Ultra HD Blu-ray titles in early 2016. The next-generation disc format will offer 4K… Read more

Ultra HD space channel NASA TV launches in US

Peter Alexander

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has partnered with Harmonic to launch what they claim is the first consumer Ultra HD (UHD) channel… Read more

SFR to launch new Ultra HD box and SVoD service

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French pay TV operator SFR is due to launch a new 4K Ultra HD gateway, called La Box Fibre Zive de SFR, on November 17… Read more

Free launches first 4K TV channel Festival 4K

Free Festival 4K

French service provider Free has staked its claim to be the first in the country to launch a 4K TV channel, Festival 4K, which will… Read more

LCD TV panel demand to drop 3% this year

David Hsieh

LCD TV panel demand is expected to drop 3% in 2016 to reach just 257 million units, according to IHS. The research firm attributes the decline… Read more

ITU approves global standard for ‘immersive audio’

Houlin Zhao

The ITU has approved new global standards for ‘immersive audio’ technology, which it claims will “lift the television experience to an entirely new level. The… Read more

Ultra HD TV sales to top 330 million by end of 2019

Barbara Kraus

Global Ultra High Definition 4K TV sales will top 330 million by the end of 2019, according to Parks Associates. The research firm’s Connected CE:… Read more

Drop in LCD TV panel demand from Chinese manufacturers

Nick Jiang

The top six TV makers in China plan to purchase 14.8 million LCD TV panels in the fourth quarter of 2015, a 16% year-on-year decline,… Read more