Broadpeak is working with Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom on a 4K trial, with the aim of delivering streaming content using HEVC compression.
4K is the next-generation of high definition TV with four times the resolution of current HD screens. Unlike 3D, which failed to take off due to multiple technical hurdles, many expect 4K to blossom and become the next step in the high-definition migration path.
South Korea's SK Broadband is taking credit for being the first service provider to up-scale full HD video contents into Ultra HD--or 4K--images using a proprietary solution that delivers a UHD experience with existing HD videos.
A lack of end-to-end infrastructure is standing in the way of 4K/Ultra HD, despite the fact that content creators, service providers and TV OEMs "are wagering billions that … (it) will be the panacea needed to lift TV sales and provide the next substantive qualitative differentiator in devices and services," a new report from The Diffusion Group posits.
In a statistic that probably has cable TV execs scrambling to push broadband video, only about 2 percent of the 19 percent of millennials who don't have pay TV would consider signing up in the next three months, a new report from nScreenMedia indicates.
DirecTV will be set up to deliver 4K VOD by the end of this year and will be ready to render live 4K video as soon as 2015, according to the company's president and CEO, Mike White.
If 4K/Ultra-HD is to become a consumer electronics phenomenon on par with HD a decade ago, it will have come from humble beginnings: A new Diffusion Group study shows the technology suffers from low consumer awareness but very high price sensitivity.
Qualcomm confirmed its acquisition of WiGig chipmaker Wilocity, a move designed to enable Qualcomm to easily integrate WiGig into its mobile platforms and secure the vendor's role in wireless streaming of 4K video and high-throughput peer-to-peer communications for mobile, computing and networking devices.
Video technology company Envivio said that its 4K compression platform will be used by South American pay TV provider Globostat to broadcast the final rounds of the World Cup in Ultra HD/4K resolution.
Akamai released a report Thursday revealing that only 17 percent of U.S. homes have the kind of sustained broadband speeds needed to support streaming of 4K/Ultra HD video content.