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Wave of HDR announcements promises to heat up moribund 4K market in U.S.

While deployment of 4K/Ultra High-Definition services by pay-TV operators has remained stalled at the starting gate for pay-TV operators in the U.S., a wave of products and services centered out the complimentary High Dynamic Range (HDR) tech is promising to kick-start the market.

Sony to launch 4K streaming service in the U.S.

LAS VEGAS-- Sony plans to launch a 4K streaming service in the U.S. aimed at providing purchasers of its 4K Bravia TVs with some content to play on them.

Comcast wants to launch HDR-capable Xi6 set-top in time for Summer Olympics, insider says

LAS VEGAS-- Comcast product executives are quietly hoping to accelerate the launch of the company's HDR- and 4K-capable Xi6 set-top in time for NBCUniversal's coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, a source close to the device's development told  FierceCable.

HEVC Advance scales back on 4K patent cash grab

With the video industry balking at its original royalty rates, a new patent group attempting to exploit the HEVC compression standard has come up with a new fee structure.

Better Business Bureau urges DirectTV to change or ditch 4K ad

The Better Business Bureau's National Advertising Division (NAD) has recommended that DirecTV change or ditch a TV ad starring model Hannah Davis and a talking horse.

DirecTV to deliver live 4K in early 2016, company exec says

DirecTV is currently testing live UltraHD sports transmission and expects to have a live 4K service sometime "early in 2016," according to Phil Goswitz, senior VP of video and space communications for the satellite TV operator.

Whither 4K? For pay-TV, progress appears to have stalled

While Netflix and Amazon are offering increasingly robust libraries of 4K content for their streaming customers, and Roku launched a new 4K-compatible device, pay-TV operators are once again falling behind the innovation curve.

Why has 4K been a dud so far in the U.S. pay-TV market?

Except for a few sporadic announcements about 4K-enabling satellite launches and 4K set-tops to be released at some undetermined future date, there has been little if any actual movement in the pay-TV industry on the UltraHD topic since January. Special report

Despite Comcast, DirecTV, Dish moves, pay-TV industry slow to move on 4K opportunity

Despite a number of product debuts by some of the largest pay-TV providers, including DirecTV, Comcast and Dish Network, the overall industry has yet to fully embrace 4K services.

Slow moving U.S. pay-TV market bides time on 4K, waits for HDR to bake

After back-to-back product introductions at the beginning of this year by DirecTV, Comcast and Dish Network, it looked as though pay-TV was going to embrace 4K/UltraHD in a pretty significant way in 2015. But save for a few sporadic announcements about 4K-enabling satellite launches, there has been little if any actual movement in the pay-TV industry on the UltraHD topic since January.
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