Vol 22 - Issue 46


Where Does SkyQ Leave HFR?

by Bob Raikes

This week’s issue got me thinking about developments in TV. I was particularly interested in the Sky announcement and I confess that is partly because I am a customer of Sky. Sky is incredibly …

Tags:Editorial| HDR - High Dynamic Range| HFR - High Frame Rate| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| SAT>IP| Sky| Vol 22 - Issue 46

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Ultra HD Blu-Ray Quality Testing Approaching

by Chris Chinnock

The roll-out of new Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and players is not going to make it for the Christmas season, despite industry efforts to do so. Nevertheless, we expect plenty of content and player …

Tags:Blu-ray| Blu-ray Players| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| UltraHD & 4K| Vol 22 - Issue 46

Printed Electronics Marks Year of Expansion

by Phillip Wright

The 2015 Printed Electronics Conference (Santa Clara, CA, November 17-20) organized by IDTechEx enjoyed another expansionary year with growth in attendance to more than 3000 and an expanded exhibit as well. As has been …

Tags:Flexible Displays| Printed Electronics| Printed Electronics Conference 2015 (Santa Clara)| Vol 22 - Issue 46

Baanto Applies Shadowsense to Aviation

by Tom Allen

Baanto has signed an agreement to develop Shadowsense-powered touchscreens for L-3 Display Systems’ military and commercial aircraft displays. Existing displays will be adapted for avionics use. They will feature five touch points, palm/false touch …

Tags:Avionics| Baanto| Back Panel| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Touch| Vol 22 - Issue 46

Tom Rogers Ends 11 Years at TiVo

by Tom Allen

Tom Rogers is to step down from his role as CEO of TiVo on the 31st January, 2016. He will then take on a position as non-executive chairman of the board. The board has …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| People| Recruitment & Appointments| Tivo| Vol 22 - Issue 46

Apple and Samsung Claim All Smartphone Profits

by Tom Allen

Financial services company Cannacord Genuity estimates that Apple took 94% of the smartphone industry’s profits in Q3 – while shipping only 13.5% of the volume. Samsung, meanwhile, made 11% of the smartphone industry’s profit. …

Tags:Apple| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| Smartphone Market| Vol 22 - Issue 46

Merck To Develop OLEDs in Korea

by Tom Allen

Merck also unveiled a new logo, which will be used worldwide (excluding the USA and Canada)Michael Grund, MD of Merck Korea, has said Merck plans to make additional investments in Korea, focusing on OLED …

Tags:Investment| Korea| Large Display Monitor| Merck| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Vol 22 - Issue 46

Nokia Kicks Off Alcatel-Lucent Acquisition

by Tom Allen

Nokia has begun its share exchange offer for Alcatel-Lucent (Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent Sign MOU), which is expected to be completed next year.

Tags:Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Nokia| Vol 22 - Issue 46

Spanish Pay-TV Rises

by Tom Allen

Spanish regulator CNMC has shown pay-TV services in the country added 1.4 million subscribers in the last year. There were 5.4 million subscribers at the end of Q1’15 – a 36% rise from Q1’14. …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Pay TV| Spain| Vol 22 - Issue 46

Netflix Leads US SVoD

by Tom Allen

Parks Associates has revealed the top 10 SVoD services in the USA, based on the number of subscribers. 25% began in 2015, and 40% in thee last two years. The top 10 were: Netflix …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Netflix| SVOD| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 46

KDDI Develops App for Vuzix

by Tom Allen

KDDI R&D Laboratory, of Japan, has developed a custom application for Vuzix’s Android-based M100 smart glasses. The app uses the camera and HMD on the glasses to overlay augmented reality images on to the …

Tags:Android| AR Glasses| Mobile Display Monitor| Software| Vol 22 - Issue 46| Vuzix

LG Slashes OLED Prices to Compete With Chinese Makers

by Tom Allen

In an effort to continue competing with Chinese LCD TV makers, LG is again pushing down its OLED TV prices. The company has committed to almost half prices in the USA before the end …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| LG Displays (LGD)| LG Electronics (LGE)| OLED TVs| Pricing| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 46