LG to launch Super UHD TV Range, UK Broadcasters in talks about SVoD service and Charter extension could be implemented : DTG Daily News March 14th

LG to launch Super UHD TV Range

LG Electronics have unveiled a Super UHD TV range, claiming to be the first TV with High Dynamic Range support for both the Dolby Vision and HDR variants of the technology.

The range will comprise of three series with nine models in 55- to 86-inch class sizes, and the first releases will be available to purchase in the US later this month. All models will also feature LG's IPS 4K Quantum display technologies, designed to enhance colour reproduction.

LG says that by incorporating Dolby Vision into their sets, they've made the first TV to be compatible with all HDR formats currently on the market. They're also beginning to work with content providers including Netflix, Amazon Video and Vodu to provide HDR content via smart TV apps.

UK Broadcasters in talks about SVoD service

UK Broadcasters ITV and The BBC, have been discussing a potential joint SVoD streaming service.

The discussions, which are in the very early stages, would include a huge archive of TV content from the broadcasters, rather than a push on new commissions.

Sources reported in the Guardian say that this collaboration would help reshape the BBC for the digital age.

Charter extension could be implemented

The charter which is set to run until the end of 2016, includes a government white paper setting our the future of the BBC to be published in the next few months. However, culture minister Lady Neville-Rolfe has said that the government could extend the deadline to allow more time for the publication.

Neville-Rolfe, speaking at the House of Lords last week, said that the initial plan is to push for publication in the first half of the year but explained that "we can extend the current charter is we have to do so [although] that is not our intention,"

DTG Staff  |  14.03.2016

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