Netflix Subscribership by Tier: Premium Tier Sees Big Jump, Says Parks

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Thirty percent of Netflix subscribers are on the premium tier, according to new research about Netflix subscribership by tier from Parks Associates. This is almost 50% more than late last year when 21% were in that category. The basic tier has fallen from 35% to...Learn More

ATSC 3.0 Television Standard Finalized, Merges Broadband with Local Broadcast Video

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The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) yesterday approved the remaining standards that together comprise the ATSC 3.0 television standard. ATSC 3.0 is designed to provide additional flexibility via a mix of Internet and broadcast connections to enhance transmission, reception and delivery. Broadly speaking, ATSC 3.0...Learn More

Comcast Introduces Netflix in 4K on Xfinity X1

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — October31, 2017 –Just in time for season two of Stranger Things, Comcast today announced the availability of Netflix Ultra HD (UHD) 4K programming on Xfinity X1. Featuring seamless access to the entire Netflix catalog of UHD 4K in the most stunning picture quality, Xfinity...Learn More

Research: Screen Penetration Still Led by TVs, Smartphones Closing In

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Household smartphone penetration jumped six percentage points year-over-year to reach 80 percent, but that only gets them to second place for screen penetration, according to CTA’s (Consumer Technology Association) “19th Annual Consumer Technology Ownership and Market Potential Study.” Americans own 27 million more smartphones than...Learn More

US Pay TV Providers Launch First Linear Consumer Ultra HD Services with SES

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April 24, 2017 — LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) today announced that two innovative MVPDs in the US have launched the first commercial linear Ultra HD services to cable and IPTV subscriber homes using SES’s satellite-delivered, pre-packaged, Ultra HD solution. Marquette-Adams of Oxford, Wisconsin and...Learn More

AT&T to Add 4K Coverage to Masters Tournament

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El Segundo, California — April 4, 2017 – It’s been said playing at Augusta National Golf Club is like being in the most perfect picture ever painted. Starting Thursday, AT&T1 and DIRECTV will bring viewers closer than ever to that picture when they apply their...Learn More

Verizon Fios 4K UHD Trials Underway

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Verizon is prepping for Fios 4K UHD video delivery, through a UHD trial with satellite transport firm SES. The trial will help Verizon eventually offer the next generation of HD programming to Fios TV customers throughout the U.S., according to a press release announcing the...Learn More

Six More Cable Operators Join Expanding SES Ultra HD Trials

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February 28, 2017 — LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) today announced that six more U.S. cable operators have joined its successful Ultra HD trials, while some of the first cable providers to participate are nearing the historic launch of consumer Ultra HD packages across the...Learn More

Entertainment Report: VoD Revenues Return to Growth, Strong 4K UHD Equipment Sales

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U.S. sales of 4K UHD TVs, players and discs was strong in 2016, the first year they were available in retail shops, helping propel annual consumer home entertainment equipment spending 2 percent higher year-over-year (YoY) to more than $18 billion, according to a new 4K...Learn More

CTA: U.S. Consumer Technology Revenue Forecast to Hit $292 Billion for 2017

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The market for high-tech consumer products will reach new heights this year, driven by accelerating adoption of connected IoT devices in homes, businesses and vehicles, as well as other emerging tech, such as digital assistants, augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) devices, 4K UHD TVs, drones and wearables,...Learn More

AT&T Launches DirecTV 4K UHD for Businesses

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AT&T claimed an industry first Dec. 21, announcing it is the first U.S. digital video carrier to offer 4K UHD content to businesses. Targeting bars and restaurants in the main, AT&T’s DirecTV 4K UHD TV content – delivered via DirecTV – includes live sports and...Learn More

4K UHD Forecast Calls for 4.5 Million Sets to Ship this Holiday Season

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Sales of 4K Ultra High Definition (4K UHD) TV sets are on the rise as prices decline, supply increases and a wider variety of screen sizes and new features, such as High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG), are introduced, according to the...Learn More

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