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VOD drives US home entertainment in 2017

According to a report, the total US home entertainment spending has exceeded the industry’s box office sales in 2017. Particular growth was seen in electronic sell-through and Video-on-Demand (VOD) with the earlier rising nearly 6%, driven by a 12% increase in theatrical purchases. Integrated VOD which grew by 11%, total digital sales including streaming and …

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Amazon introduces 4K HDR version of its streaming stick

Amazon is going to be launching a 4K HDR version of the Amazon Fire TV stick. The streaming dongle was announced alongside an entire range of new Alexa-enabled products and it will include a revamped, more powerful version of the bigger Amazon Fire TV. It is going to be launching a 4K HDR version of …

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Spain tests 5G with live 4K broadcast

Orange and Ericsson have tested a pioneering 15Gbps mobile connection in Spain via a live Ultra HD broadcast. This test was conducted inside a moving vehicle in an urban environment and was the first real 5G test in the country.

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Vodafone Spain offers 1Gbps FTTH to support 4K IPTV offering

Vodafone is Spain’s first telco to offer 1Gbps fibre connection so as to enable viewing in Ultra HD IPTV and (Over the Top) OTT services. It will be available across 4 million households soon. Initially, Vodafone’s all inclusive package offering broadband, IPTV and OTT services like Netflix and HBO will include the 1Gbps option via …

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New 4K, HDR Fire TV devices to be introduced by Amazon

Two new models of Fire TV streaming device will support 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) video at the rate of 60 frames per-second. The device will feature an HDMI cable similar to Google’s Chromecast. Amazon currently offers Fire TV Stick with resolutions of up to 1080p and Amazon Fire TV box that supports 4K …

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Support for 4K introduced by Apple TV

Apple TV has enhanced its offering to support 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR). The new Apple TV 4K is expected to deliver a stunning cinematic experience with images that are crisper, richer, true-to life and far more detailed in dark as well as bright scenes. High performance 4K video scalar is inbuilt in the …

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Video Streaming buffering might be prevented by Artificial Intelligence

According to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Artificial Intelligence could be the answer to reducing headaches for viewers and video streaming services. Video buffering and pixelation continues to be problematic for those who rely a ton on video streaming services for catching up on the newest movies and the latest TV shows. Buffering and pixelation can …

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4K Streaming now supported for 360 degree viewing by Facebook

Facebook announced that viewers can now watch live-streamed 360-degree video on Facebook in upto 4K resolution thereby offering high quality streams for viewers that have compatible monitor and creators that have powerful streaming gear like 4K Cam. Virtual Reality also enables accessing those streams, for instance watching 4K video on a Samsung Gear VR. Another …

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Streaming TV industry more interested in HDR than 4K

Streaming TV service providers are more enthusiastic about HDR (high dynamic range) than 4K. According to industry execs at the Streaming Media East conference in New York in May, HDR is more cost-effective, easier to deliver and is much prettier than 4K. Whether video providers will decouple the two technologies or continue bundling them to …

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UHD 4K content goes IPTV & on OTT in Korea

Insight TV’s 4K UHD channel will soon be available on B tv UHD which is SK broadband’s IPTV platform and on Oksusu which is its OTT service. This is part of the collaboration between Insight TV and its distribution contract with SK broadband via its partnership with Thema TV. Read More

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