Ultra HD

US deal for UHD net 4KUniverse

A new 4K UHD channel, 4KUniverse, has take capacity on SES’s satellite platform to broadcast Ultra HD content across the US. 4KUniverse will make its debut in January on the SES-1 satellite offering a mix of documentaries, sports, movies, and TV shows aimed at millennials and Generation-X viewers. LA-based distributor Mance Media has launched 4KUniverse, […]

Amazon pledges to make all originals in 4K

Amazon Studios, the original film and TV production arm of the online shopping giant, has pledged to shoot all of its full original series next year in Ultra HD, also known as 4K. Amazon said the decision would apply to all new pilots and series that it films in 2014 and will include both comedy […]

BSkyB completes Ultra HD test

UK pay TV operator BSkyB has conducted a test broadcast in Ultra HD at its West London facility. The broadcaster filmed Saturday’s football match between West Ham and Stoke City and transmitted the whole match live over satellite through its studio facility. The match coverage was directed live, produced and edited by Sky’s in-house production […]

3D TV is dead says HBO technology boss

3D TV with glasses is “dead”and 4K TV is highly unlikely to succeed, according to Bob Zitter, executive VP and chief technology officer, HBO. Zitter, who is due to retire in a week, told attendees at the TV Connect event in London that 3D with glasses had clearly failed, and that he was sceptical about […]

Eutelsat starts 4K demo channel

Satellite operator Eutelsat is launching a 4K TV demonstration channel. Eutelsat will begin transmitting in 4K from today. According to the Paris-based operator, the channel is designed to benefit everyone in the broadcasting chain who wants to acquire expertise in 4K, including production companies, pay TV operators, rights owners and TV set manufacturers. Eutelsat has […]