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CBS All Access Inks Multi Year Deal For UEFA Match Coverage

American sports fans jonesing for a live game of any kind during this age of the coronavirus may take some delight from the announcement Thursday that ViacomCBS has reached a multi-platform agreement making the CBS All Access and CBS Sports OTT streaming platforms the exclusive…

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Samsung Reveals High-End Atmos/DTS:X Q Soundbars

Samsung Electronics formally launched this week its top two Dolby Atmos/DTS:X supporting soundbars for 2020 — the HW-Q950T and the HW-Q900T. Both models also support the new Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) feature from the HDMI 2.1 spec, enabling greater bi-directional data transfer capable of…

8K ultra-high resolution, codecs, Connected TVs, UHDTV, VVC

New VVC/H.266 Codec Unveiled To Speed HD, 4K, 8K Transmission

German AV codec experts the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute formally announced this week the development of a new AV compression codec optimized for 4K, 8K and other video resolution data formats, called Versatile Video Coding (VVC)/H.266, to serve as a possible successor to HEVC/H.265. In…

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LG Unveils GX Soundbar As An OLED Gallery Series Complement

LG introduced Tuesday a new “GX” soundbar featuring enhanced spatial and cosmetic stylistic integration with LG’s premium TVs, especially its ultra-thin GX Gallery series OLED TVs. Available in stores the week of July 20th, the LG GX soundbar ($999 suggested retail) produces a 3.1-channel presentation…

Live OTT services, Roku, Roku TV, smart TV, The Roku Channel

Roku Beefs Up Free Live TV Channels, Movies

Pandemic sheltering consumers looking for something more to stream for free got some good news from Roku this week. The streaming media player resource, said it has added more than 30 live linear TV channels to its Live TV Channel Guide posted inside The Roku…

QD-OLED, QLED, Samsung, Samsung Display

Samsung Eyes 2021 As Start Of New QD-Tech TV Production

Samsung’s display panel manufacturing company Samsung Display plans to begin mass production of new Quantum Dot (QD) based display panels, beginning next year, as a competitive option for higher-margin-producing video display technologies than LCD and OLED panels churned out of China’s new 10-Gen and larger…

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