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Insight TV wins IPTV Ultra HD distribution deal with Siminn in Iceland

Insight TV which is a 4K adventure travel and extreme sports producer and broadcaster has garnered a major distribution deal with Reykjavik-based telco Siminn. Insight TV’s linear 4KTV channel has been introduced on UHD IPTV service. Siminn Sjónvarp provides Icelandic subscribers with hundreds of hours of content. Iceland has the largest IPTV penetration rate in …

Canada’s Bell becomes the latest telecom to move towards OTT

The latest from North American telecom: Canada’s Bell, is that it will deliver an over-the-top (OTT) video service with an app-based mobile platform from $14.95 a month and will include 30 channels plus all major Canadian and U.S broadcast network’s video content. iOS and Android mobile devices as well as fourth-generation Apple TV devices, Fibe …

UK consumers embracing Ultra-HD

According to a recent survey conducted by DTG, UK consumers are the enthusiastic buyers of Ultra HD displays. The survey found out that one in five US consumers (22%) purchased a UHD TV in the past three years. DTG surveyed over 1,000 people who purchased a TV in last there years and found out that …

Qatar gears up for 4K broadcasting

According to an advanced television report, Qatar’s Satellite Company – Es’HailSat is gearing up for bringing up more Ultra-HD content from its portfolio of broadcasting clients. Es’Hail is brining up beIN media group and its beIN Sports channels, along with the al-Jazeera bouquet of news and entertainment channels. “In addition to providing 4K UHD services …

China to dominate 4K and 8K TV shipments by 2020

Even though Japanese makers are aggressively switching to 4K TV ranges, China will continue to dominate the market by 42% of all TVs in 2017 with 4K shipments, says a recent IHS Markit research. The analysts calculate that in 2016, more than 25 million 4K TVs were shipped in China and estimate the numbers to almost double by …

6.5 Million TV Sets were Sold in 2016 in France

2016 has been a great year for TV set sales in France. According to the latest figures from GfK, TV set sales jumped by 1.4 million from 2015 to 2016, having sold 6.5 million units in the year, boosted by the Euro 2016 football tournament. The figures are expected to decrease a bit in 2017 to some 5.3 million …

64% of Americans are unaware of what is 4K

Based on a recent survey by Snell Advanced Media (SAM), despite the broadcasters pressure to invest in 4K technology, some 64 % of Americans still don’t know what 4K is. The survey also found out that Millennials are most likely to know what exactly is 4K as compared to any other age group, but that is still just …

VR headset revenues to hit $660 million mark

According to a recent Consumer Technology Association, the US Virtual Reality headset sales are set to reach 2.5 million units in 2017, 79% up from 2016. According to CTA’s latest ‘US Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts’ report, virtual and augmented reality are growing at an exponential rate year on year and VR headset sales are set to …

Dish’s AirTV launches OTT & OTA service

Dish subsidiary AirTV is said to launch its AirTV Player, a video streaming media box designed to combine OTT video with over-the-air television in a single unified interface. The new media streaming device is 4K enabled, WiFi-enabled Android box with a Bluetooth remote that can be paired with an OTA antenna and AirTV OTA adapter. …

A lookback at 2016 in the world of Video Streaming.

It’s been at eventful year of Video Streaming & Live Streaming – From LIVE Presidential Debates on Social Networks to Nat Geo’s 360° Video of Antarctica Journey everything was streaming instantly over the air. Video Streaming has been the talk of the year. We have seen many major brands entering the market space and making a push towards online …

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