4K UHD TV shipments to surpass 100 million units

According to latest research from Futuresource Consulting
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Annual 4K UHD TV shipments are expected to surpass 100 million units this year, according to the latest market tracking report from Futuresource Consulting.

The report found that HDR will be included in over half of all 4K UHD TVs sold worldwide in 2018.

In Europe, Futuresource anticipates 4K UHD TV shipments to grow by 30 per cent this year.

The research also revealed that global shipments of UHD Blu-ray players are expected to almost double the installed base of standalone players.

Shipments of UHD compatible media streamers rose over 85 per cent year-on-year in 2018, accounting for nearly half of all media streamer shipments.

Tristan Veale, market analyst at Futuresource, said: “Broadcast UHD has received a welcome boost in 2018, with February’s Winter Olympics and the FIFA World Cup accelerating many broadcasters’ plans to introduce 4K UHD coverage, making high-quality streams available. 

"However, for wider uptake, a reduction in the cost to deliver UHD and HD broadcasts simultaneously is needed. IP delivery is expected to be key to this, at least in the short to medium term.”

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