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Analyst urges video industry to reject HEVC Advance patent pool

The licensing terms put forth by HEVC Advance, a patent pool which may soon include companies like Technicolor, Dolby, Philips and Mitsubishi Electric, are "unfair and unreasonable" and the industry, including online video providers, should band together and refuse to pay, an industry analyst said.

Canada's Videotron rolls out 4K set-top as pay-TV's Ultra HD market grows quiet in the U.S.

Canadian MSO Videotron has announced what it's billing as the country's first pay-TV 4K set-top, a Samsung-made, eight-tuner-DVR-equipped device capable of storing up to 115 hours of high-density Ultra HD content.

8K screen shipments won't even reach 1M by 2019, IHS says

Driven by Japan's determination to broadcast the 2020 Winter Olympics in 8K, and China's rampant consumption of new resolution formats, shipments of 8K ultra-high definition displays (7680 x 4320 pixels) are expected to only grow from just 2,700 this year to around 911,000 by 2020, according to IHS.

Amazon's HDR play, like 4K, may have limited audience

With 4K off to a stuttering start in the online video space, Amazon is looking to differentiate itself from competitors like Netflix, announcing that some of its original series, including Mozart In The Jungle, will be available in the newly standardized high dynamic range format.

4K TV shipments hit record 3M units in April, IHS says

It's still unclear whether a global market for 4K/UltraHD services from pay-TV providers will ever develop, but an installed base of 4K-capable TV sets does appear to be establishing itself.

Comcast introduces new 4K set-top, expands Ultra HD service beyond new Samsung TVs

CHICAGO--Comcast has expanded its 4K service with a new set-top box that brings the conglomerate's growing 4K lineup to the X1 platform.

Connected TV use to surge as SVOD revenues quadruple to $31.6B by 2019, report says

By 2019, a mere four years from now, subscription revenue from OTT providers like Amazon and Netflix will reach $31.6 billion, four times as much as it did in 2014, when revenues worldwide for SVOD providers totaled $8 billion.

4K displays' global revenue will double to $18.8B this year, report says

Driven by the technology's proliferation across devices beyond just televisions, such as smartphones, tablets and personal computers, the global market for 4K/Ultra HD will nearly double in revenue this year to $18.8 billion, according to IHS.

Netflix is fast-tracking 4K, HDR to push Open Connect, beat cable

Despite nascent consumer demand for 4K/Ultra HD, Netflix has been the most aggressive supplier on the programming end, driving up the already high cost of producing original series like House of Cards  by shooting them in 6K, for example.

YouTube experiments with 4K video at 60 fps

Looking for ways to spark consumer interest in 4K/Ultra HD, the consumer electronics and pay-TV industries seem to have an ally in YouTube, which has debuted its latest experimental videos: Not only are they in 4K, but they run at 60 frames per second.