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Shipments of 4K TV sets top 2.1M in Q2, setting record

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.

Study finds only 17% of U.S. broadband users are aware of 4K

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 shooting 5 original 4K Ultra HD series

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.

Broadcom, Elemental power 4K Olympics broadcast for Russian satellite provider

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.

Who were the biggest pay-TV winners and losers at CES?

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.

Werner: Comcast to use Winter Olympics to promote 4K Ultra HD programming

LAS VEGAS-- Comcast will deliver some programming from the Winter Olympics in Russia in 4K Ultra HD format, CTO Tony Werner said here at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Netflix shooting new season of 'House of Cards' in 4K Ultra HD

Netflix is producing the second season of "House of Cards," the original drama series starring Kevin Spacey, in 4K Ultra HD format, Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt said in a story published by  Stuff  magazine on Wednesday.

Amazon's 4K trifecta may push the technology out of novelty status

Amazon is in a unique position to help shepherd 4K from its place today as a novelty and hoped-for savior of the TV-set manufacturers to a mainstream consumer product. Will its 4K strategy succeed?

Amazon to shoot series in 4K

Amazon Studios said it will shoot its new drama and comedy series pilots in 4K next year. The online retail giant has been expanding into original online video production through its Prime Instant Video service.  

Elemental gears for 4K Olympics and Ultra HD programming tiers

A top executive at encoding technology vendor Elemental Technologies said he expects several broadcasters to deliver 4K Ultra HD programming from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and that multiple providers worldwide will launch 4K programming tiers in the second half of 2014.