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Issue 01/2017

New edition of Standard for OLED displays

Measurement conditions and measuring methods for optical and electro-optical parameters to ensure better image quality

The quest for better television pictures has been ongoing ever since TV was invented and in particular after it started reaching a wider audience. The second edition of an International Standard for Organic LED (OLED) displays adds to a series that will contribute to better image quality on these displays.

2016
Issue 01/2016

Changing TV gear and consumption habits

Uncertainty about the future is the new certainty in the TV industry

In recent years the television industry has experienced countless changes to its content production and distribution modes, the equipment needed to support them and viewers’ expectations. Leaving aside the continuous need for standards, among them IEC International Standards, uncertainty about the future is the new certainty in the TV industry.

2015
Issue 08/2015

The Internet didn't kill the TV star

Far from fading into oblivion TV is enjoying a renewal thanks to new technologies

As World TV day was observed recently, it is worth looking at what makes television more popular than ever, enabling it to evolve and reach new audiences via different platforms and new distribution modes. This was highlighted also during the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference, which ended recently consolidating central aspects of TV broadcasting for coming years. Television enduring popularity can be ascribed to many innovations in the hardware and software domains, many of which rely on standardization work by a number of IEC Technical Committees (TCs) and Subcommittees (SCs).