HD & 3DTV

Global set-top shipments stable in face of competition

Jack Wetherill

Global set-top box shipments remained relatively stable last year despite competition from new devices and platforms, with the overall set-top market valued at US$20 billion… Read more

BSkyB invests in virtual reality cinema specialist

Jaunt VR

UK pay TV operator BSkyB has made an equity investment of US$400,000 (€300,000) in US-based virtual reality cinema startup Jaunt. The investment in the Palo… Read more

Tele Columbus adds TLC HD

TLC's Ultimate Shopper

German cable operator Tele Columbus is expanding its HDTV service with the addition of Discovery’s female-focused channel TLC in HD.  TLC HD will be included… Read more

High prices and lack of awareness harming 4K TV sales

SES's Ultra HD channel

A lack of consumer awareness and high prices are hindering short-term demand for Ultra HD, 4K TV sets, according to new research from The Diffusion… Read more

DVB to demo UHD and mobile TV in a single DVB-T2 channel

Broadcast Asia take place in Singapore's Marina Bay Sands next week.

The DVB is to demonstrate the delivery of HEVC-encoded ultra-high definition and mobile TV in a single DVB-T2 channel at next week’s Broadcast Asia show,… Read more

UHD boost for flat panel sales in first quarter

Samsung

Sales of flat-panel TVs were higher than expected in the first quarter of this year, rising significantly year-on-year, according to analysis by IHS Technology. The… Read more

Netflix now streaming in 4K

Netflix thumb

Netflix says that it is now streaming in Ultra HD 4K quality over the web, with the second season of its original drama House of… Read more

Sky Deutschland streams live football in UHD

Sky Deutschland claims to have done a world first by broadcasting a football match live over satellite in Ultra HD with 50 frames per second… Read more

Freesat adds HD category, new channels

UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat has added a dedicated HD category to the channel category list on its EPG to make it easier for users… Read more

BBC HD takes premier positions on Freesat

The BBC is moving the position of its HD channels on the Freesat platform to highlight the services and given them greater prominence. From March… Read more