Vol 24 - Issue 10


First 4K NASCAR Race Broadcast On the Way

by Yvette Raikes

Following the successful 4K Ultra HD broadcast of college basketball, Fox Sports and DirecTV will deliver 4K NASCAR racing on April 1st on DirecTV’s on-demand video service. Major league baseball and NBA games in …

Tags:4k| Large Display Monitor| Sports and Stadiums| UltraHD| Vol 24 - Issue 10

Channel 4 Releases 360° Ads

by Yvette Raikes

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has announced a 360 degree interactive VoD format for its advertisers called Ad 360 through its subsidiary, 4Sales. Viewers using the All 4 VoD service will be able to immerse …

Tags:360 Degree Video| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OTT Video| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 24 - Issue 10

US Sees Rise in Non-pay-TV Users

by Yvette Raikes

With more methods of watching TV entering the market, the share of broadband households in the US which have pay-TV has dropped according to analyst TDG, reported by Advanced Television. In 2011, 9% (just …

Tags:Cable| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OTT Video| TV Viewing| USA| Vol 24 - Issue 10

Euskaltel to Acquire Telecable

by Yvette Raikes

In Spain, Euskaltel is said to be about to acquire regional cable network Telecable for €750 million ($804 million). Euskaltel has already bought R Company, so this is further consolidation of the Spanish cable …

Tags:Cable| Large Display Monitor| Spain| Vol 24 - Issue 10

AT&T’s Acquisition of Time Warner Approved by EC

by Yvette Raikes

The $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner by AT&T has been approved by the European Commission. The commission concluded that there were no competition concerns, since there were no overlaps between the two companies’ …

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Daqri Recruits, but Lays Off, too

by Bob Raikes

Daqri, which has been working on AR for professional applications has recently recruited Seamus Blackley and ‘key members’ of his team from Heat Engine, LLC, a rapid prototyping and development laboratory. Blackley, a high …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Mobile Display Monitor| Recruitment & Appointments| Reorganisation & Restructuring| Vol 24 - Issue 10

Samsung’s TV Launch Event

by Chris Chinnock

Samsung Electronics was planning a TV launch event in New York City on March 14. A major snowstorm forced the cancellation of the media-focused meeting, but they launched the products anyway with a virtual …

Tags:HDR - High Dynamic Range| QLED| Quantum Dots| Samsung| Vol 24 - Issue 10

Vuze Available at $799

by Bob Raikes

Humaneyes Technologies highlighted that its S3D 360º camera was competitive in price at ‘less than €1,000’ at MWC recently (MWC 2017 Round-up) but said at SXSW this week that its camera, which has eight …

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Visteon Introduces AR Driving

by Bob Raikes

Visteon has launched its latest HUD which has a field of view of 10º x 4º, said to be twice the size of a standard windshield HUD. “AR plays a critical role in building …

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Robert Shiao Becomes President of Innolux

by Alan Spencer

Robert Shiao (Chih-Hung Shiao) has become Innolux’s president and COO, and will assist chairman and CEO Jyh-Chau Wang in the day-to-day running of the company. Shiao was previously the CIO of Chimei Optoelectronics, which …

Tags:Innolux| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| People| Recruitment & Appointments| Vol 24 - Issue 10

11 F35 Barco Projectors in Helicopter Simulator

by Milos Pavlovic

Barco reported that TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced it has received EASA Level D certification for its new Bell Helicopter 429 full flight simulator (FFS). Developed specifically for Bell …

Tags:Back Panel| Barco| Large Display Monitor| Simulation| Vol 24 - Issue 10

Visionox Says Flexible Depends on Yields

by Bob Raikes

OLEDNet reports that at the UBI Research 3rd OLED Korea Conference, Li Lin, a researcher from Chinese OLED specialist, Visionox, explained the development of a 7″ foldable display that was developed in November 2016. …

Tags:China| Flexible Displays| Mobile Display Monitor| OLED Fabs| Vol 24 - Issue 10