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 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, 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.
The percentage of U.S. homes capable of streaming 4K video is increasing, but at a very slow rate.
Nascent 4K services launched by pay-TV operators like Comcast and DirecTV have remained fairly bereft of programming relative to the major SVOD services.
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.
Content security specialist Nagra and chipmaker MStar Semiconductor have announced a new partnership that allows pay-TV operators to integrate 4K services directly on connected Ultra HD TV sets without the need for a set-top.
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.
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.