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German Police Bust Pirate CD/DVD Operation

IFPI and BVMI announced that German police have raided and shut down a large, illegal CD/DVD and vinyl record replication facility.

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Samsung Readies 105-inch 4K Ultra HDTV

Samsung Electronics America announced that its $120K 105-inch curved Ultra High-Definition TV is now available for pre-order.

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Connected TV Devices Go Online

The NPD Group announced it forecasts that there will be 204 million connected TV devices linked to the Internet in the U.S. by 2017.

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Panasonic Names Winners of 4K Ultra HDTV Contest

Panasonic Corporation announced the winners of the creative video competition it held to promote the company’s line of VIERA 4K Ultra HDTVs.

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Tough Slogging for Ultra HDTV

IHS Technology announced it forecasts that worldwide Ultra HDTV shipments will reach 14.5 million units this year, up from a measly two million in 2013.

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mLogic Unveils Thunderbolt LTO 6 Tape Drive

mLogic announced its new LTO Ultrium 6 magnetic tape drive that features a Thunderbolt interface.

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Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow and Watch Out for Re-Certified Magnetic Tapes

FUJIFILM Recording Media announced a study it commissioned concludes that dealing with re-certified magnetic data storage tapes is not worth the hassle or security risks.

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Sharp’s 4K Film Competition Returns

Sharp Electronics announced the return of its Art of Amazing 4K film competition.

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Nearly Half of Pay-TV Market Receives HD

ABI Research announced it forecasts that 45% of the worldwide pay-TV market will be receiving high-definition content by the end of the year.

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Kingston Unveils 1TB-ish Solid-State Drive

Kingston Digital announced its new SSDNow V310 Solid-State Drive, which is available by itself or in kit form.

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PoINT Storage Manager 5.0 Arrives

PoINT Software & Systems announced the release of its PoINT Storage Manager (PSM) 5.0 tiered storage and archiving software.

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International Dota 2 Championships Hit ESPN Networks

Valve announced that coverage of The International Dota 2 Championships will be presented in collaboration with ESPN on its live multi-screen sports network, ESPN3.

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Transcend Rolls Out 4K Ultra HD Flash Memory Cards

Transcend Information announced its new CFast 2.0 CFX650 and CFX600 flash memory cards designed to support high-end 4K cameras and camcorders.

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Lionsgate and Alibaba Form China Stream Team

Lionsgate announced that it is working with Alibaba Group to offer a subscription video streaming service for mainland China.

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Consumers Not Feeling the 4K Ultra HDTV Love

The Diffusion Group (TDG) announced its research suggests that short-term demand for 4K Ultra HDTVs continues to be hampered by a lack of consumer awareness and revulsion to the high equipment costs.

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