At CES 2019 it was announced that several leading display technology manufacturers have formed a new coalition to help promote 8K products to consumers and other commercial industries. The so-called 8K Association (8KA) will work on developing the entire value chain for 8K, with an initial focus on supporting the early commercialization and adoption of 8K displays.
NAGRA, Kudelski Group’s digital TV division, is promoting its cloud-based and “as-a-service” strategies for pay TV service providers and content owners at CES 2019.
Germany’s Fraunhofer IIS (Institute for Integrated Circuits) is demonstrating advances made in its media laboratories with an emphasis on next generation audio at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 8 to 11 2019. There are debuts for the first commercially available MPEG-H-enabled 3D soundbars, Sonamic Loudness for car stereos, the xHE-AAC audio codec natively supported in Android, and upHear Voice Quality Enhancement for improved speech recognition on smart devices.
At the recent UK Council on Deafness’ Annual Conference, Red Bee Media showcased its innovative work in live sign language translation for broadcast TV. The network’s new solution enables deaf translators to work on live programs.
Just recently Lorenzo Zanni, head of insight and analysis at the manufacturers’ organization, IABM, hosted a webinar “What will your customers be buying in 2019 and why?” The session was a sneak peek at the upcoming IABM Buying Trends report and looked at predictions for 2019 technology purchases, what is changing, and how broadcasters are reacting those changes.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announces the recipients of the 70th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards. Presentations will take place at the 2019 NAB show in April, 2019.