Japanese government is planning to start the world’s first 4K TV broadcast by the mid of the next year, i.e. July 2014, as reported by the Asahi Shimbun. The country will initially use CS (communication satellites) before moving to BS (broadcast satellites) and ground digital broadcasting.
4K TV transmissions are Ultra HD transmissions that boast the resolution of current high-definition TVs by four times. Previously, the government planned to start the 4K transmission by 2016 but Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications recently announced that the 8K transmission will be tested by that year.
4K transmission has benefits in Japan as many of the 4K TVs are manufactured by Japanese companies such as Toshiba, Sharp, and Sony.
The starting period for the transmission of the 4K TVs is about the later stages of the soccer World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Samsung is going to reveal new Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) TV in one of the biggest technology trade shows (IFA) in Europe in August as said by Michael Zoeller, European marketing director of Samsung Televisions.
Google has announced a New YouTube app that will help in easier content discovery, “in-page playback” and streamlined control for users streaming to their TV.
The app is also introducing new feature called as “Discover” for filtering YouTube channels by categories consisting of comedy, science, cooking, gaming and such other categories. Each channel gives easier access to playlists and individual videos. There is also a “From TV” option showing broadcasted channels. Continue reading Newly updated YouTube app for Google TV→
OnLive has introduced a new app for Google TV i.e. OnLive is making availability of console-class gaming for smart TV platform. The app will utilize Universal OnLive Wireless Controller announced last week, hooking up to the TV or Google TV STB directly.
Google Inc. is increasingly making hard efforts to make more and more TV’s with its software to be available to the consumers and in this effort, now the company has announced its collaboration with LG.
Google has also partnered with Marvell Technology Group Inc. and MediaTek Inc., both of which are chipset designers and would help in designing advanced and lower priced products. According to the company, products based on new chips would be available in the first half of the next year. This new partnership of Google comes after redesigning its TV software while making it not only easy to use but also addressing the other problems. Continue reading Google partnered with other companies to make more Google TV→