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HDTV Magazine Bulletins Archive (May, 2006)

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Business & Investment

A New President, A New Sony?

By Dale Cripps • May 12 2006, 6:42pm

Stan Glasgow, president/COO of Sony Electronics, held his first press roundtable since taking the helm April 1 and outlined his goals for the U.S. operation at the company's landmark building, here, this morning.

While many of the questions fielded by Glasgow revolved around Blu-ray and HDTV, the new Sony president and first American in the post for 9.5 years, Glasgow outlined a four-part strategy for Sony Electronics...

Technology

Samsung's Next Generation Back Lighting

By Dale Cripps • May 11 2006, 7:30pm

Source: Displaybank - Samsung Electronics, Next generation BLU is white OLED - Plan to Invest 50 Billion won for production equipment development

Samsung Electronics on 7th of May established a detailed strategy for development and mass production of amorphous silicon(a-Si) based white OLED for next generation LCD BLU by utilizing its existing Gen.5 (1100x1300mm) TFT LCD production line in Cheonan.

Events & TradeshowsCable, Satellite & FiberCable HDTVBroadcast

DisplaySearch Announces Agenda for 4th Annual HDTV Conference

By Dale Cripps • May 11 2006, 7:12pm

USTIN, TEXAS, May 11, 2006 – DisplaySearch, a part of The NPD Group, today announced the agenda for its 4th Annual HDTV Conference. This year’s event, entitled "The Future of Television", will take place on August 15-16 and return to The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

DisplaySearch's HDTV Conference, which was broadcast on HDNet in 2005, brings together industry leaders and insights from the entire TV industry supply chain covering TV and cable networks, movie studios, content developers, satellite and cable providers, retailers, set top box manufacturers, TV brands, TV panel and imager manufacturers, display electronics suppliers, game developers, industry/financial analysts and more. This event is highly regarded due to the broad mix of attendees and speakers and value of the data and insight which is sure to benefit from The NPD Group's acquisition of DisplaySearch.

Business & Investment

Rear-Projection HDTV Sales Rose 10% in March

By Dale Cripps • May 11 2006, 4:22pm

Alsea - May 11, 2006 - Pacific Media Associates (PMA), the large-screen display watchdogs, reported today that unit sales for rear-projection televisions in North America rose a surprising 10% last month. Their March 2006 RPTV Sell-Through Tracking Service also shows that sales revenues increased a scant 6%, as average street price dropped 4%.

Business & Investment

Flat Panel HDTV Sales Up

By Dale Cripps • May 10 2006, 5:55pm

Pacific Media Associates Reports that flat panel HDTV sales resumed growth in March. The 40 to 45 inch plasma and 30 to 35 inch LCD were the most popular. Unit sales for flat panel televisions and business displays in North America grew in March by more than 12% over February. Sales revenues increased almost 5% for the same period.

Business & Investment

DTV Sales Up More Than 100 Percent During 1st Quarter 2006

By Dale Cripps • May 8 2006, 9:46pm

Calls on Retailers to Help Educate Consumers About DTV Transition During PARA Management Conference Keynote


Arlington, Va., May 8, 2006 - Sales of digital televisions (DTV) grew more than 100 percent during the first quarter of 2006, announced Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) President and CEO Gary Shapiro during his keynote Saturday at the 2006 PARA Management Conference. Shapiro addressed specialty audio-video dealers attending the conference held in Hilton Head, S.C., May 3-7, 2006.

According to new figures released by CEA, the industry sold 3.4 million DTV units during the first quarter of 2006, equaling a 101 percent increase in unit sales over the same time last year, and $3.6 billion in dollar sales. Unit sales of flat panel displays also rose dramatically during the first quarter with a 201 percent jump, bringing to life the findings of a recent CEA survey which showed that 49 percent of consumers say their next television purchase will be ...

Programming

DirecTV Announces 14 New Markets for Local HDTV

By Shane Sturgeon • May 2 2006, 7:55pm

DIRECTV named 14 more markets where it will offer local HD programming later this year. When the markets are added, DIRECTV will offer local HD programming in 50 major metropolitan areas, representing more than 65 percent of U.S. TV households. The rollout is scheduled to begin in the third quarter.