Television

Sony to redefine HD entertainment in 2005

MUMBAI: At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas consumer electronics giant Sony Electronics demonstrated its advancements in high-definition (HD) entertainment and the breadth of its HD products.

The corporation's diverse spectrum of content and technology assets were highlighted to illustrate a consumer HD leadership position which it claims to be unmatched in the industry.

Sony Electronics president and COO Hideki "Dick" Komiyama noted the Sony Electronics' double-digit sales growth and market share strength. At a media briefing he cited a solid holiday season performance for the US electronics business. He noted that Sony's products, such as its HD, LCD-based Grand Wega microdisplay televisions were proving to be the key drivers for success.

Meanwhile Sony America's chairman and CEO Sir Howard Stringer focussed on Sony's convergence strategy. This will lead to a horizontal age where technologies and resources are leveraged across product and business groups among the various electronics and entertainment related operations.

He said, " 2005 is the year when Sony will fulfill its digital promise by creating a formula that melds electronics, video game entertainment, movies, music and other forms of entertainment, and becomes more networked and converged than ever before." Elaborating his point with Sony's holistic approach to high-definition Stringer said, "From pictures to electronics -- both consumer and professional -- to computer entertainment, Sony is heading down a path where no other competitor dare tread."

Stringer focused on other technologies that he claims make Sony like no other when it comes to putting HD in the hands of consumers. For instance the corporation's recently launched HDR-FX1 consumer camcorder was the first to let consumers capture all the power and nuance of high definition in full 1080i resolution.

The company touted new ways to show high-definition video such as the new 80-inch Chromavue screen with black screen technology, designed to reflect ambient light for an enhanced home theater experience even during the daytime.

Sony also heralded the Blu-ray optical disc as an important growth engine for HD content with demand streaming both from consumers and the content community in the US. Sony suggested that its first products using blue laser-based optical technology would be available in the US sometime in a year or two.

Emphasis was also placed on such proven successes as LCD technology. It is predicted to be the standard of choice for watching HD content in the coming year. The first LCD panels from the Sony/Samsung joint manufacturing venture will hit the US in a few months time.

Sony also attributed its HD leadership to exclusive technology like 3 LCD which improves the viewing experience by optimising colour reproduction full-time, across the entire screen.

Another product that adds to Sony's HD prowess is Vegas 5 software from the company's professional development division. It offers HD audio and video production support to meet the creativity needs of HD video.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/17/zee.jpg?itok=cSVH9EqA
Mumbai Team franchisee owner unable to meet financial obligations towards Zee Maharashtra Kushti Dangal

Mr. Pranav Rajesh Dake, owner of Zee Maharashtra Kushti Dangal’s Mumbai team – Mumbai Astra has regrettably been unable to meet the financial obligations towards Zee Maharashtra Kushti Dangal (ZMKD), its players and technicians.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/17/Zee-TV.jpg?itok=lBZaLw5Q
Zee TV gets ratings boost from Zee Rishtey Awards

Zee TV's recently concluded annual awards property, Zee Rishtey Awards, clocked the highest viewership ratings across award shows that took place in the last two years. As per the recently released BARC HSM weekly data (Urban + Rural) for the week 44 '18, it secured a viewership of 5495 TVTs, which...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/17/old.jpg?itok=VayqOVWq
No changes in Kannada, Marathi segments in BARC data week 44

In the Bengali space, Colors Bangla and Sony Aath swapped their fourth and fifth positions in BARC data week 44. News18 Bihar Jharkhand emerged as the new player in the market by securing fifth position. No changes were observed in the Kannada and Marathi segments.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/16/epic.jpg?itok=YUXKfF_T
EPIC CHANNEL CELEBRATES 4 YEARS OF GENRE DEFINING CONTENT

Launched on November 19, 2014, EPIC celebrates the completion of four years on air, in which it has set aspirational benchmarks for Indian TV content.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/16/all.jpg?itok=Bl1B0RFF
Celebrating 100 years of Bengali cinema, Viacom18 and Film Heritage Foundation bring the 4th Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop to Kolkata

In line with the centenary celebration of the Bengali Film Industry, and with a purpose to encourage and give an impetus to film preservation and restoration, the 4th edition of Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop India (FPRWI) 2018 was today inaugurated at Kolkata’s Rabindra Sadan.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/16/vimal.jpg?itok=vZMIDq7y
Vimal Elaichi Pan Masala enters top 5 most advertised brands in BARC week 45

The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India has released its data for top advertisers and brands between 27 October-02 November 2018. The data is a reflection of top 10 advertiser and brands across genre on Indian television (U+R) : 2+ Individuals. The data demonstrates ads that were...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/16/zee.jpg?itok=A45zgrUK
Zee Anmol back on top of Hindi channels across genres

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd's (Zeel) free to air (FTA) Hindi GEC Zee Anmol was back to second rank in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India’s (BARC) weekly list of top 10 channels across genres in week 45 of 2018 (Saturday, 3 November 2018 to Friday, 9 November 2018, week under review...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/15/mnx.jpg?itok=kkSouPMq
MNX to premiere supernatural fright flick, ‘Wish Upon’

MNX, the preferred movie channel of the millennials, will premiere, American supernatural horror film, ‘Wish Upon’ for the first time on Indian television.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/15/hk.jpg?itok=_7gx18dv
Hill+Knowlton Strategies India wins communication mandate for Discovery India

After a competitive multi-agency pitch, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, one of India’s premier communications consultancies

Television TV Channels English Entertainment

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories