A group of top programming conglomerates, pay-TV companies, consumer electronics brands and streaming media operators have formed an alliance to further the development of the 4K/Ultra HD market.
Comcast has become the second pay-TV operator to begin offering customers programming in the 4K/Ultra High Definition format.
M-Go has become the first transactional online-video provider to deliver 4K programming in the United States.
Qualcomm is touting the advantages of 4K streaming video over wireless and asserting that mobile devices will lead the way in making 4K video more widely available.
It's the unicorn of the tech world--an Apple product that transforms the television business. And according to tech analysts and investors, the Cupertino, Calif., manufacturer may finally be close to having it baked. In fact, none other than Carl Icahn himself has said "there is good reason" to suspect Apple will have a disruptive Ultra HD device on the market by 2016.
A record 2.1 million 4K TV sets were shipped globally in the second quarter, surpassing the 1.6 million that were shipped in all of 2013.
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.
Amazon has ordered full seasons of six new original TV series for its Prime Instant streaming video service, including five programs that will be produced in 4K Ultra HD format.
Russian satellite TV provider NTV-Plus waited 11 days to announce that it delivered a live broadcast of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi in Ultra HD, or 4K, format.
Analyzing the impact of cable consolidation will likely be a key focus for us this year, but here some of the stories and ideas that we believe are worth keeping an eye on after the trip to the Consumer Electronics Show.