Vol 22 - Issue 32


DTT Pilot to Begin in Bosnia

by Tom Allen

A DTT pilot will begin in Bosnia and Herzegovina in October. The Council of Ministers has decided that the necessary transmission equipment should be distributed to the three public broadcasters. As a result, these …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Terrestrial (DTT)| Vol 22 - Issue 32

Verizon Trials 10Gbps Delivery

by Tom Allen

Verizon has said that its R&D arm has finished testing a fibre optic broadband system, which could reach speeds of 10Gbps – the intent being distribution of UltraHD video content. Currently, streamed UHD video …

Tags:4k| Large Display Monitor| Streaming Video| USA| Verizon| Vol 22 - Issue 32

Half a Billion New Connected TVs in Five Years

by Tom Allen

The number of connected TVs worldwide will reach 876 million by 2020 – up from 105 million in 2010 and 415 million at end-2015, says Digital TV Research. In percentage terms, the 876 million …

Tags:Consoles| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Smart TV| STBs| Streaming Dongles| Vol 22 - Issue 32| Worldwide

Cisco Brings Down the Hammer on Codec Fees

by Tom Allen

As predicted, the fragmented nature of the HEVC patent pool (HEVC Advance Accepts Patents) has already begun to spawn new market entrants. Meet Thor. Marvel’s lightning-slinging superhero is nowhere to be seen. Thor is …

Tags:Cisco| HEVC (H.265)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 32

PWC Kids Content Survey 1

Kids and Teens in the US Prefer Streaming TV over Cable Channels Says PWC

by Norbert Hildebrand

In the latest research report of the consumer intelligence series, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) took a look at the media consumption habits of kids and teens. The study looked at several aspects of their content …

Tags:Cable| Cable Cutting (cord cutting)| Large Display Monitor| Market Shares - Brands| Mobile Display Monitor| Movies & Content| OTT Video| Vol 22 - Issue 32

Large-Area Displays Held Back by Weak IT Market

by Tom Allen

Shipments of large-area TFT-LCD panels fell 2% YoY in the first half of 2015, says IHS. The fall was due to lower IT demand and worldwide currency issues, which led to higher import prices …

Tags:IHS Markit| Large Display Monitor| LFD - Large Format Display| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 32

Optoma Focuses on Simple Installation

by Tom Allen

Optoma promises that its new DLP projector, the Proscene W515, ‘massively simplifies’ complicated AV installations. Geometric adjustment is built in to the product; installers can use this feature to individually adjust each corner of …

Tags:DLP Projectors| Large Display Monitor| Optoma| Vol 22 - Issue 32

TD Maverick Signs Smart Partnership for Benelux

by Helen Vince

TD Maverick in Belgium and the Netherlands has signed a new partnership with Smart Technologies, which will see Smart’s full range or education products being distributed throughout the Benelux region. This will include interactive …

Tags:Belgium| Distribution| Large Display Monitor| Netherlands| Smart Technologies Inc| Vol 22 - Issue 32

Hannstar Display Result 12/08/2015

by Helen Vince

Hannstar Display Corporation posted a net loss in the second quarter of NT$852 million ($26.6 million) on turnover of NT$4.1 billion ($128 million), which compares with a net profit in Q2 of last year …

Tags:Financial Data| Hannstar (Hannspree)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 32

Japanese Satellite Ready for ‘Widescale’ UltraHD

by Tom Allen

B-Sat, the Japanese satellite operator, says that its latest satellite will be able to handle wide-scale UltraHD and 8k broadcasts. Backed by NHK, the B-Sat 4a satellite will be used for DTH services, starting …

Tags:4k| Broadcast| Japan| Large Display Monitor| Satellite| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| UltraHD| Vol 22 - Issue 32

PSCO Prepares for PLASA

by Tom Allen

UK distributor PSCO will be showing a variety of LED and LCD displays at Plasa 2015 this October. The show, from 4th – 6th October in London’s Excel Centre, showcases professional light, sound and …

Tags:Events| Large Display Monitor| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 22 - Issue 32

Smartphones Lose Ground in OLED Shipments

by Tom Allen

63.1 million OLED displays were shipped worldwide in Q2’15, according to The OLED Association (OLED-A), up 7% QoQ and 28% YoY. 91% of these shipments were for smartphones, followed by wearables (7%) and small …

Tags:AMOLED| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OLED TVs| OLEDs| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 32