HD & 3DTV

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

Social TV startup Grabyo hires Sky product development chief as CEO

Gareth Capon

London-based video clip sharing platform Grabyo has hired BSkyB product development director Gareth Capon as its new CEO. At Sky Capon led social TV initiatives… Read more

DNA begins airing HD versions of Yle channels

Finnish telecom and TV operator DNA is to begin broadcasting HD versions of public channels Yle TV1 and TV2 on its cable and digital-terrestrial networks.… Read more

BBC to launch five new HD channels

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The BBC is to launch five new free-to-air HD channels tomorrow, adding HD simulcasts of BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies… Read more

Ultra HD uptake still a long way off, warns LG executive

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Despite having “the wow factor” Ultra High Definition take-up faces a number of challenges, including a slow TV replacement cycle among consumers, according to LG… Read more

Tricolor TV plans to upgrade all subs to HD

Russian pay TV provider Tricolor TV plans to swap out set-top boxes not capable of receiving its HD services for HD-capable devices over the next… Read more

Sky to beat BBC to 4K, predicts BBC executive

Mark Harrison

Sky is likely to adopt ultra high definition 4K technology quicker than the BBC, with the UK public service broadcaster currently more focused on improving… Read more

Still ‘long way to go’ before 4K BBC iPlayer

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The BBC still has a “long way to go” before looking to deploy 4K as part of its online video service the iPlayer, with its… Read more

Three in five new TVs will be 3D-enabled by 2017, says Futuresource

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3D TV sales are likely to grow from 59.3 million this year to 157.7 million by 2017, according to Futuresource Consulting. The growth will mean… Read more

Al Jazeera to launch HD service as UK DTT expands into 600MHz

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Al Jazeera is to launch an HD service on the Freeview platform in the UK following the award by Ofcom of two new HD digital-terrestrial… Read more