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Sony launches YouTube channel for 4K content creators, hopes to spur programming growth

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 patent group might give Netflix, Amazon and other 4K players a break

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.

Akamai: Only 21% of U.S. homes have enough bandwidth to stream 4K

The percentage of U.S. homes capable of streaming 4K video is increasing, but at a very slow rate.

Amazon introduces 4K Fire TV, further extends SVOD's Ultra HD advantage over pay-TV

Nascent 4K services launched by pay-TV operators like Comcast and DirecTV have remained fairly bereft of programming relative to the major SVOD services.

Samsung and Fox roll out the first 4K Blu-ray player and discs

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.

MStar's Nagra-on-chip security integration enables pay-TV 4K services to play directly on Ultra HD TVs

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.

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.

DirecTV, Netflix, Samsung, Warner Bros. among companies founding Ultra HD Alliance

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 launches 4K service with NBC and USA shows

Comcast has become the second pay-TV operator to begin offering customers programming in the 4K/Ultra High Definition format.

M-Go becomes first transactional VOD service to offer 4K programming in U.S.

M-Go has become the first transactional online-video provider to deliver 4K programming in the United States.