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Sony launches YouTube channel for 4K content creators, hopes to spur programming growth

Sony has launched a new YouTube channel themed around 4K content, not only to promote its line of 4K/Ultra HD cameras, but also to spur growth in 4K usage by content creators.

HEVC Advance patent group might give Netflix, Amazon and other 4K players a break

HEVC Advance, a new patent group seeking to collect 0.5% of the revenues from all HEVC-encoded 4K content sold, said it will adjust its fees … maybe.

Roku reportedly will announce 4K-capable device in wake of Amazon Fire TV update

In the wake of Amazon's announcement that its next version of Fire TV will be 4K-capable, rumors have kicked up that Roku will announce its own 4K device in the very near future.

Akamai: Only 21% of U.S. homes have enough bandwidth to stream 4K

The percentage of U.S. homes capable of streaming 4K video is increasing, but at a very slow rate.

Amazon introduces 4K Fire TV, further extends SVOD's Ultra HD advantage over pay-TV

Nascent 4K services launched by pay-TV operators like Comcast and DirecTV have remained fairly bereft of programming relative to the major SVOD services.

Amazon refreshes Fire TV, adding 4K capability and gaming option

Amazon released its updated Fire TV streaming device, adding 4K capability, higher processing power, and a gaming option with a game controller and two bundled games. The updated device was among a flurry of announcements by the e-tail giant that also included two new Kindle Fire tablets and a lower-priced Kids Edition durable tablet, all of which were developed with content streaming in mind.

Finding video Zen: broadcasters, pay-TV struggle to unify traditional video delivery with OTT strategy

Forget about disruption. Forget about content cannibalization. The overriding mission from this point forward for the broadcast, pay-TV and media and entertainment industry is to incorporate online video into their structure as seamlessly as possible. That was most obvious to anyone attending the keynotes and panel sessions at this week's IBC Show in Amsterdam.

Drones, TV production and 4K video dominate the show floor at IBC 2015

Don't worry if you couldn't make it to this year's IBC show in Amsterdam. FierceCable captured the highlights of this year's event in a new report, IBC 2015 in pictures: What it was like on the show floor.

4K gets thumbs down from Discovery, BBC and others at IBC

AMSTERDAM-- Despite all the hype and support for the 4K resolution standard, executives here at the IBC show offered some negative comments on the technology.

Samsung and Fox roll out the first 4K Blu-ray player and discs

The emerging Ultra HD/4K video format received a boost with the introduction of the first Ultra HD Blu-ray and associated packaged media titles.