Monthly Archives: June 2010

Ofcom: HDTV Sales Up; Freeview HD Reaches 50% Coverage

Ofcom, the television media regulator in the United Kingdom, has released a slew of figures which suggests that more UK TV viewers than ever will be tuning in to watch the FIFA World Cup 2010 in crystal-clear high definition (HD offers up to 5 times more detail than standard definition). Recent Ofcom data revealed that by the end of March ... Read More »

ITV HD Viewers Shortchanged In England Vs USA World Cup Broadcast

ITV HD committed a blunder as embarrassing as England goalkeeper Robert Green’s mistake which led to USA’s equalising goal in the England vs USA Group C World Cup match, leaving thousands of UK viewers at home and in pubs fuming. Barely 3 minutes into the match, ITV HD inexplicably cut to a Hyundai advertisement as Glen Johnson shaped up to ... Read More »

Sony KDL40HX803/KDL46HX803 & PS3 3D Games Launched

Hot on the heels of Panasonic and Samsung whose 3D TV offerings we reviewed last month, Sony has today released the KDL40HX803 and KDL46HX803 3D-ready LED-based HDTVs, a pair of 3D Blu-ray players, and four 3D PS3 games, therefore reaffirming its commitment to the 3D cause by being heavily involved in 3D content production, transmission and display. Sony KDL40HX803/ KDL46HX803 ... Read More »

Samsung Deploys Betting App On HDTVs

Samsung have penned a pan-European deal with Betfair TV, which will see these 2 companies working together to offer the world’s first sports-betting application on Samsung internet-connected HDTVs just in time for the FIFA World Cup 2010 kick-off. Betfair TV is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Betfair Group — the largest online sports betting company in the UK and the ... Read More »

SMPTE To Host 3D TV Conference

Coinciding with 3D TV being the most talked-about — and perhaps least understood — technology in the HDTV arena at the moment, SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers), the video industry standards-setting organisation, has announced that it will host a conference dedicated entirely to this very subject next month. The International Conference on Stereoscopic 3D Media and Entertainment ... Read More »