Vol 22 - Issue 22


US Pay-TV Approaches Maturity

by Tom Allen

IHS’ data regarding the US pay-TV market shows that cable operators cut their subscriber losses in Q1’15, while IPTV and satellite growth slowed. Cable companies lost 132,900 subscribers QoQ in Q1. Erik Brannon, TV …

Tags:IHS DisplaySearch| Large Display Monitor| Pay TV| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Private Telecoms Continue to Drive German CE Market

by Tom Allen

Germany’s consumer electronics market began the year positively; revenues were up 2% YoY in Q1, to €6.7 billion, according to the GFU’s Cemix data. Cemix data is divided into three sections: Classic CE, Private-Use …

Tags:Germany| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 22

LDM Product Roundup – Vol 22 No 22

by Tom Allen

Credit: DigitimesLocal sources report that Hisense launched new ‘ULED’ (the company’s answer to AMOLED) TVs at CES Asia last week. Two of the units were curved, in 55″ and 65″ sizes, and one was …

Tags:AMOLED| DLP Projectors| Hisense| Hitachi| John Lewis Partnership| Large Display Monitor| LCD TVs| LG Electronics (LGE)| OLED TVs| Optoma| QD Vision| Quantum Dots| sharp| TCL| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Optoma’s ISE Models Arrive

by Tom Allen

Optoma’s new bright, short-throw projectors are now available in Europe. We saw one of the interactive models at ISE this year (Partnership Promotes Mapping at Optoma). At 4,000 lumens, the EH320UST and W320UST (and …

Tags:DLP Projectors| Interactive Projectors| Large Display Monitor| Optoma| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Sharp Converts Up and Down to Raise Quality

by Tom Allen

Sharp has demonstrated a new 80″ TV offering ‘virtual’ 8k resolution. The Aquos 4k Next LC-80XU30 (what a mouthful) isn’t simply a prototype, either – it will go on sale in Japan in July, …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| LCD TVs| sharp| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| Vol 22 - Issue 22

LG Adds French Distributor

by Helen Vince

Exertis Banque Magnetique in France has expanded its LG offering and is now also distributing smartwatches, tablets and smartphones.

Tags:Distributors| LG Electronics (LGE)| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Smartwatches| tablets| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Lenovo Expands Russian Partnership

by Helen Vince

Resource Media in Russia is now able to distribute Lenovo’s line of SMB notebooks throughout the region.

Tags:Distributors| Large Display Monitor| Lenovo| Mobile Display Monitor| Notebooks| Russia| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Hollywood’s UltraHD Service Becomes Vidity

by Tom Allen

Several studios and companies have collaborated to develop an UltraHD download service for Hollywood films, which has been named Vidity. The service was originally known as the Secure Content Storage Association, which we heard …

Tags:Fox| Large Display Monitor| LG Electronics (LGE)| Samsung| VOD in UltraHD & 4K| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Kapsch Takes Signage to the Slopes

by Tom Allen

Kapsch Group has rolled out pilot DOOH projects at four ski resorts in Germany and Austria. The screens show information including lift waiting times, weather updates and local offers. In resorts where multiple screens …

Tags:Austria| DOOH| Germany| Large Display Monitor| Outdoor Displays| Video Walls| Vol 22 - Issue 22

InFocus Has a Resolution For Everyone

by Tom Allen

InFocus’ new IN110x series consists of five new models, in the low- to mid-end price range. Differing mainly in resolution, the five models (IN112x, IN114x, IN116x, IN118HDxc, IN119HDx) share many other specs. They are …

Tags:DLP Projectors| Europe| InFocus| Large Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Huawei to Raise Japanese Component Orders

by Tom Allen

Huawei will buy up to 30% more components from Japan this year, says the Nikkei newspaper. Last year, Huawei spent ¥208.8 billion ($1.7 billion) on Japanese components.

Tags:Huawei| Japan| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Wiko Claims Thinnest 4G Phone

by Tom Allen

France’s Wiko has presented a smartphone that it claims is the thinnest 4G unit on sale in Germany: the Highway Pure, which is 5.1mm thick and weighs 98g. The phone’s thin profile is possible …

Tags:AMOLED| Germany| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 22