BUSINESS

UHD to become new norm in TV market

By Kim Young-won
  • Published : Jun 17, 2016 - 10:59
  • Updated : Jun 17, 2016 - 10:59
[THE INVESTOR] The chief of a global industry group that sets ultrahigh-definition technology standards said UHD technology would soon replace high-definition technology as the new norm in the industry. 

Speaking with Korean reporters in Seoul on Wednesday, UHD Alliance president Hanno Basse said members of the alliance would continue to make concerted efforts to improve the viewing experience of TVs.

Samsung Electronics’ SUHD TVs.

“It will not take long for UHD TVs to replace HD TVs, probably 5 years or less,” the UHDA chief said. 

The group consists of 40 global TV-makers, content producers and network companies including Dolby, LG Electronics, Netflix, Panasonic and Samsung Electronics.

Market research firm IHS forecast that around 300 million UHD TVs will be shipped by 2019.

Members of the UHDA participated in the group’s general meeting in Seoul held from June 14 to 16 to discuss UHD standards for mobile devices and laptops.

By Kim Young-won (wone0102@heraldcorp.com)