Ultra HD Forum grows, Ofcom sets out telecoms challenges, Humax drops Scart and Netflix tops 65m subs: DTG daily news, July 16th 2015

Expanding Ultra HD Forum to hold IBC MasterClass

The Ultra HD Forum—a global equivalent to the DTG's UK Ultra HD Forum—has tripled its membership to 20 members since its official launch at CES 2015 in January.

The Forum, of which the UK's Forum is a member, will hold a MasterClass on the use of UHD technologies to deliver the next-generation consumer experience at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam on Friday, September 11, from 4pm.

Ofcom sets out challenges for UK digital communications

Breaking up BT and totally deregulating the UK communications market are just two of the options to encourage high speed and ultrafast broadband development in Ofcom's latest Strategic Review of Digital Communications.

The first stage discussion document also includes ways to help consumers switch between broadband and mobile providers and reach rural users.

Humax ditches Scart in Freesat Freetime box

Humax has dropped the analogue Scart connection to slim down its latest Freesat Freetime recorder, leaving a choice of HDMI or analogue composite video.

The HDR 1100S also comes with built-in WiFi and Ethernet for accessing catch-up, on-demand and networked content, with a choice of 500GB, 1TB and 2TB models.

Netflix surges past subscriber predictions

Netflix has signed up more than 65m subscribers worldwide, beating predictions for both the US and its international business, but content costs still exceed revenues.

CEO Reed Hastings told investors the company will crack down on password sharing and raise prices, while encouraging customers onto costlier multi-stream packages with HD and Ultra HD.

DTG Staff  |  16.07.2015

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