10/25/2016 | By Yunhee Son
SK Broadband announced last week (on the 17th) that it has developed NG-PON2 platform capable of offering up to 40 Gbps Internet speeds and aims to launch a pilot service to seamlessly serve customer traffic that is ever-increasing due to growing popularity of Giga Internet and UHD IPTV services.
08/19/2016 | By Netmanias
At a launching event for ‘olleh tv air’ held at KT Square in Seoul on the 18th, KT presented the nation’s first innovative solution that lets users enjoy wireless IPTV service with UHD quality anywhere at home.
07/26/2016 | By NETMANIAS
The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) and the Ministry of Science, ICP and Future Planning (MSIP) formed a committee named ‘Ground-wave UHD Broadcasting Committee’ consisting of relevant parties. The committee discussed key agendas for launching ground-wave UHD service in February 2017.
03/17/2016 | By NETMANIAS
UHD IPTV subscriptions marked steep growth, reaching 1.2 million in just one and half year since its launch in September 2014. As of February, LG U+, KT and SK Broadband, respectively, have 510,000, 480,000 and 200,000 UHD IPTV subscribers.
01/26/2016 | By NETMANIAS
10/14/2015 | By NETMANIAS
KT and LG U+ are known to have over 300,000 UHD service subscribers now. The two companies have been aggressively marketing the service to UHD TV owners and new HD service subscribers, successfully positioning themselves as the "top two" in the UHD market.
08/21/2015 | By NETMANIAS
KT’s GiGA Subscribers (GiGA Internet, GiGA Wi-Fi Home and GiGA UHD IPTV subscribers), as of Q2 2015.
08/20/2015 | By Yoon, Heeseok
Korea has become a battle field for global UHD broadcasting. As 3 paid broadcasting stations such as Cable TV, IPTV, and Satellite Broadcasting all commercialize UHD broadcasting, foreign UHD channel businesses are slowly gathering at Korean market. Ministry of Science, ICP and Future Planning (MSIP) recently approved retransmission of Virgin Island’s media business called Footprint Media Holding’s High TV 4K channels in Korea.
06/03/2015 | By Yoon, Heeseok
KT Skylife started broadcasting 3 UHD channels. This is the first time when 3 UHD channels including local and cable channels are delivered at the same time. Other platform businesses such as cable channels and IPTV will immediately plan on retaliation, and a fight to lure UHD product members will arise from this.
05/09/2015 | By NETMANIAS
Netmanias released ONE-SHOT about "IPTV History in Korea (Channels, Resolution, VoD, Subscribers, Revenue)"
05/06/2015 | By pioneer
As of end of March 2015, LG U+ recorded over 100,000 4K UHD service subscriptions - for the first time for a pay TV service - closely followed by its competitor, KT.