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The Online Reporter no. 980


Liberty Global & Its Virgin Media See the Light: 4K Is Here Now and Here to Stay

Background to this item: The threat of having to compete against Sky’s upcoming 4K service and BT’s nascent 4K service, plus the threat of OTT services offering 4K content, has forced Virgin Media to cobble together a 4K-capable, TiVo-based DVR/STB that it plans to launch this year, 2016.

4K / HDR / UHD
Vizio’s Mass Market P-Series TV Have Ultra HD, Both Versions of HDR & Google Cast
Wagner Opera Goes 4K

Cameras Being Built for Live Streaming Will Increase Demand for Broadband

300 Mbps Now, 500 Mbps in the Near Future & Ultimately 5 Gbps
Liberty Global to Accelerate Broadband Buildout on the Continent
Freesat Adds More HD Channels & More On-Demand Services
EU’s Investigation into DT’s Broadband Technique May Put Brakes on
European Commission Delivers Huge Blow to Telcos’ Plans for Deploying Vectoring and
AT&T Expands Its All-Fiber Network to 4 Markets

XOware Blocks Ads at Home & on Mobile Devices That Connect to Public Networks
Cujo’s Smart Firewall Protects Connected Homes & All Their Smart Devices
AirTies Makes Major Breakthrough in Wi-Fi
HomeGrid Forum Goes to CES Asia for the First Time
HomeGrid Slam Dunks on HomePlug War of Words

DearMob’s 5Kplayer Streams Sports to an Apple TV

49% of Total Spend on Advertising & Marketing Will Be Spent Online
4K TV’s Market Share Increases to a Record 20.9% of LCD TV Shipments
LCD TV Shipments Are Recovering  But Probably Not for Long
OTT Sports Services Catching On In US
YouTube Makes Lofty Audience Reach Claim; Networks Fire Back

OTT Content Has to Look as Good as That from Other Sources
OTT’s Ability to Measure & Analyze Audiences Makes It Part of the Way Forward
IoT & Automotive Electronics Market Won’t Approach the Size of Smartphones

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