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And the Emmy Goes to… JCT-VC for HEVC/H.265

HEVC Advance congratulates the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC) on its Engineering Emmy for the development of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265).

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Hisense Launches 100-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Laser TV

Hisense announced its new 100-inch 4K Ultra High-Definition (Ultra HD) smart laser television.

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Blu-ray, Games and Physical Entertainment Level Up in UK

Kantar Worldpanel announced it reckons the UK physical entertainment market is growing for the first time since August 2014.

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PREMIER BD Lowers Blu-ray Player, Recorder and Drive Patent Royalties

The PREMIER BD Licensing Group announced it has reduced the patent royalty rates payable on Blu-ray Disc (BD) players, recorders and drives.

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HEVC Advance Discounts Patent Royalties for Lower-Priced Devices

HEVC Advance announced it has added a discounted royalty rate category for lower-priced Set-Top Boxes, surveillance cameras and other devices, as well as simplified its patent license agreement to reduce costs for licensees.

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Technicolor Offers Q3 2017 Financial Commentary

Technicolor announced its financial and production commentary for the third quarter of 2017.

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Detecting Early-Stage Cancers With Blu-ray Disc

Purdue University announced that an effort by its researches to employ Blu-ray Disc technology to diagnose early-stage cancers and monitor their treatments has attracted nearly $200,000 in state and federal grants.

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Gaming Monitors Going Great Guns

IHS Markit announced it reckons global shipments of gaming monitors increased 350% to 1.1 million units in the first half of 2017 from the same period a year ago.

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USITC Investigates Latest Fujifilm LTO Complaint Against Sony

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) announced it will investigate a supplemental complaint filed by Fujifilm alleging that generation 4, 5 and 6 Linear Tape-Open (LTO) cartridges and components imported by Sony infringe patents owned by the company and affiliates.

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Nintendo Switch Sales Surpass Two Million

Nintendo announced it has sold more than two million of its Switch video game consoles in the United States.

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Sony Everspan Optical Disc Data Archive System Ready For IoT

Sony Optical Archive, Inc. announced the latest release of its Everspan optical disc data archive system.

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Quantum Rolls Out LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Libraries

Quantum Corp. announced LTO Ultrium format generation 8 technology will be available in the company’s Scalar tape libraries and StorNext AEL archive systems beginning in December 2017.

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LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Specifications Ready to Go

The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies announced the LTO Ultrium format generation 8 magnetic tape specifications are now available for licensing by media manufacturers.

For more information visit: www.lto.org

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Deluxe 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Services Approved for Dolby Vision

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group announced its 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc compression and authoring services are now Dolby Vision approved.

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Deluxe Forms Global Product and Technology Division

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group announced it is forming a new global product and technology division (Deluxe Technologies), consisting of over 250 engineers from six tech centres around the world.

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