Vodafone TV in early 2016, VR headsets have adult fans, fines mount for illegal Premier League football pubs, and Netflix now insists on 4k UHD: DTG daily news, November 11th 2015

Vodafone TV to launch by April 2016

The UK's next internet TV platform will launch by the end of March 2016 from Vodafone, the company has announced.

The TV service follows the launch of broadband over the BT Openreach network in 2015, although Vodafone has not revealed the features or content it will use to tempt customers from other platforms.

Adult content boost for VR headset sales

Adult films look set to maintain their status as a TV technology driver with more than 60% of fans agreeing that availability of adult content will influence their decision to buy a headset.

The survey was conducted by adult content company Vivid Entertainment through adult review site Xcritic.com, and also found that 10% of respondents already own one of the few VR headsets in the market.

Unauthorised Premier League screenings costs UK pubs over £92,000

A brace of 17 UK pubs have been hit with fines totalling £92,603 for unauthorised broadcasts of Premier League football using foreign satellite TV systems, despite many using logo-masking technology to hide their activity.

The Premier League also mounted a private prosecution against a supplier of illegal systems to pubs, who was ordered to pay £125,000.

Netflix won't insist on 4k with HDR or wide colour

Netflix is trying to 'nudge' content producers towards High Dynamic Range and Wide Colour Gamut instead of demanding them in the Ultra HD specification that is now standard for new content.

The streaming service provider is currently testing different HDR mastering and post-production technologies, Netflix's Stephen Kang told the SMPTE 2015 Fall Conference.

DTG Staff  |  11.11.2015

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