Swisscom preps UHD service

Swisscom will launch a new UHD set-top box that will support high dynamic range content, cloud-based gaming and other features in the spring of 2016. Swisscom says that the new box will be smaller and more energy-efficient than its predecessor but will support HDR and UHD content. The company plans to offer a mix of […]

High 4K ultra HD channel launches

Satellite services company SES has launched High 4K TV, a new ultra HD entertainment channel. The new service will be programmed with 4K series, sport programming and docs and the round-the-clock service will be beamed across North America. SES says that the new channel reaches 100 million US homes and can be delivered via cable, […]

Czech, Slovak public broadcasters begin 4K tests

Czech Republic public TV provider Ceska Televize (CT) and Slovakian public broadcaster RTVS are due to begin test broadcasts of Ultra HD content. CT and RTVS, in partnership with Czech digital infrastructure provider Ceske Radiokomunikace, will lead the first Ultra HD broadcast trial via SES’s Astra 3B satellite at the orbital slot of 23.5 degrees […]

BBC plans Ultra HD Commonwealth Games coverage

The BBC has unveiled plans to make the first live Ultra High Definition broadcast of the Commonwealth Games, part of its coverage of the upcoming sporting event in Glasgow. The move will mark the BBC’s second Ultra High Definition trial of the summer, following on from a series of 4K broadcast trials its is conducting […]