Amazon Takes on Concert Streaming

by Super User

The ‘Cheek to Cheek: Live!’ concert by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will be streamed in UltraHD later this year on Amazon’s Instant Video service. LG, the official UltraHD sponsor of the concert, said …

Tags:4k| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| UltraHD| Vol 21 - Issue 38| Volume 21

CEA Aids Sales of UltraHD TVs

by Super User

The CEA in the US has created a guide for retailers to help them explain UltraHD technology to consumers. It is part of a push to boost spending in the category. There is also …

Tags:4k| CTA (was CEA)| Large Display Monitor| Retail| UltraHD| Vol 21 - Issue 39| Volume 21

Chunghwa Chooses Broadpeak for Trial

by Super User

An UltraHD HEVC streaming trial is being run by Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan. Chunghwa is using solutions from Broadpeak, a content delivery network technology specialist. Both VoD and NVoD (near video on demand) services …

Tags:4k| HEVC (H.265)| Large Display Monitor| Taiwan| VOD| Vol 21 - Issue 34| Volume 21

TVP Trials UltraHD Over HbbTV

by Super User

TVP, the Polish public broadcaster, is to trial an UltraHD test transmission over HbbTV this month. A signal will be sent over the internet to the PIKE conference in Lodz, between 6th and 9th …

Tags:4k| HbbTV| Large Display Monitor| Poland| UltraHD| Vol 21 - Issue 39| Volume 21

Japan Adds Features to UltraHD

by Super User

Japan is ready to announce its latest roadmap towards 8k (Super Hi-Vision, or SHV) broadcasting, according to Advanced Television. The roadmap – unannounced at the time of writing – will require three UltraHD channels …

Tags:4k| Japan| Large Display Monitor| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| UltraHD| Vol 21 - Issue 34| Volume 21

Sharp Aims at 8k Next Year

by Super User

Japan’s Nikkei claims that Sharp will produce 8k TVs by 2015. The company aims to establish itself as a leader in the field, ahead of Japan’s trial 8k broadcasts in 2016. Sharp has now …

Tags:4k| Japan| Large Display Monitor| sharp| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| Vol 21 - Issue 40| Volume 21

Test UltraHD Systems With Cablelabs

by Super User

A microsite (http://4k.cablelabs.com) where users can access UltraHD video has been set up by Cablelabs. The intent is to assist stakeholders, such as vendors and network operators, conduct tests using the format. Content is …

Tags:4k| CableLabs| Large Display Monitor| UltraHD| Vol 21 - Issue 34| Volume 21

Watch Adam Sandler in High-Res, Thanks to Netflix

by Super User

Netflix continues its UltraHD progress with the news that it is preparing to film four new, original films in the format, starring and produced by Adam Sandler. The deal will revolve around Sandler’s other …

Tags:4k| Large Display Monitor| Netflix| UltraHD| Vol 21 - Issue 40| Volume 21

4k Production & TV

by Bob Raikes

I was thinking recently about 4K (3840 x 2160) products for TV and in the monitor market. There is some scepticism in some areas about the importance of this high resolution and we’ve seen …

Tags:4k| monitors| TV