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Giving viewers in China their first opportunity to see its unique content, 4K UHD and HDR content provider Insight TV is to launch on Shanghai Oriental Pearl’s BesTV platform.
THRU Series 2 13Dec2018
Strategy Analytics research is predicting that 222 million homes will own an Ultra HD TV by the end of 2018, an increase of nearly 50% over the past twelve months.
strategyanalytics HDTV 6Dec2018
Even though overall TV shipments in the third quarter of 2018 were flat compared with the previous year, the average TV unit-shipment screen size increased more than any previous quarter in more than a year reveals research from IHS Markit.

Research from Parks Associates has shown that consumers are steadily adding connected entertainment devices to their households and using their smart features with 83% of smart TV owners connecting theri devices, an increase of 32% since 2014.

As part of the launch day of its world’s-first regular 8KTV service, BS8K, Japan’s national TV group NHK broadcasted live images from the Vatican in 8K via the EUTELSAT 12 West B satellite.

Having put its stake in the ground over a year ago to launch an 8K Ultra HD TV channel on 1 December, Japanese broadcaster NHK has made good on its promise and has indeed gone to air with the ground-breaking offer.
NHK 8Nov2018
In what is said to be the industry’s first slowdown in year-on-year growth in four years, demand for flat panel displays (FPDs) in terms of area is forecast to expand 6.4% to 228 million square metres in 2019, slipping almost a percentage point annually says IHS Markit.

A tracking report from Futuresource Consulting has found that as 2018 draws to a close, consumer interest in 4K UHD continues to climb, receiving a further push due to average retail prices reaching parity with HDTV sets.
4KUNIVERSE China 16 Jan