Digital TV News: Paul Gray

Build-out plans announced for Next-Gen TV in top 40 U.S. TV markets
Apr 8, 2019 – At the 2019 NAB Show, a broad coalition of broadcast television station groups announced plans to deploy Next-Gen TV in the 40 largest U.S. TV markets by the end of 2020. The market-driven effort builds on the testing and rollouts that have already taken place.
News categories: Pearl TV, Anne Schelle, ATSC, Digital TV, NABShow, USA

World Cup pushes global TV shipments to 221 Million units in 2018
Mar 7, 2019 – The global TV market grew 2.9% in 2018, reaching 221 million units, due to a surge in the first half as many consumers upgraded their TVs to watch the Football World Cup. Shipments of richly featured TV sets continued to grow, according to IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO).
News categories: IHS Markit, Paul Gray, Digital TV, Market Research, Smart TV, Worldwide

Alliance for Open Media officially releases AV1 specification
Mar 28, 2018 – The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) has announced the public release of the AOMedia Video Codec 1.0 (AV1) specification, which delivers cross-platform, 4K UHD or higher online video, royalty-free – all while lowering data usage.
News categories: Alliance for Open Media, IHS Markit, Gabe Frost, Paul Gray, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Media Player, NABShow, Worldwide

HDR TV shipments will grow to 47.9 million in 2021
Nov 6, 2017 – IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) has forecast that HDR TV shipments will grow from 12.2 million in 2017 to 47.9 million in 2021, with a further 88.6 million HDR-ready sets — with HDR decoding but no HDR display capability — shipping in 2021.
News categories: IHS Markit, Paul Gray, Digital TV, Market Research, Smart TV, Worldwide

China to dominate 4K and 8K TV shipments through 2020
Mar 8, 2017 – China will continue to dominate the 4K TV market, with 42 percent of all TVs in 2017 expected to ship with 4K panels, according to a white paper released by IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO).
News categories: IHS Markit, Paul Gray, China, Digital TV, Market Research, Smart TV, Worldwide

TELUS adds Netflix 4K to Optik TV
Nov 7, 2016 – TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) customers can now access some of the biggest and most buzzed-about new shows in stunning 4K with the launch of the Netflix app on Optik TV 4K set-top boxes.
News categories: TELUS, Netflix, Blair Miller, Apps, Canada, Digital TV, IPTV, OTT, Set Top Box

More than half of TVs shipped in Q1 2016 were Smart
Jun 29, 2016 – More than half of TV sets shipped globally in first quarter 2016 were smart TVs. The acceleration in the uptake of internet-connected TVs was led by China, where four out of five TV sets shipped with smart functionality.
News categories: IHS, Paul Gray, Digital TV, Market Research, Smart TV, Worldwide

Smart TV shipments exceed 100 million units in 2015
May 19, 2016 – According to IHS, worldwide shipments of smart TVs in 4Q 2015 reached 48.5% of all TV sets shipped in the quarter. In all, 34.2 million smart TVs were shipped, contributing to shipments breaking the 100 million mark for the first time in 2015.
News categories: IHS, Paul Gray, Digital TV, Market Research, Smart TV, Worldwide

HDR TV shipments to exceed 32 million in 2019
Oct 20, 2015 – High dynamic range (HDR) TV sets, offering enhanced brightness for a broader palette of light outputs and sparkling highlights, will soon be commonplace in the global ultra-high-definition (UHD) TV market, according to IHS (NYSE: IHS).
News categories: IHS Inc, Paul Gray, Digital TV, Market Research, Smart TV, Worldwide