LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wuaki.tv, a leading movie and TV series streaming service, today announced 4K ultra high definition (UHD) movies will be available on Wuaki.tv from 1st December. This high-quality content will be initially available in Germany and France, and the company is currently in talks to bring the 4K catalogue to the other countries where Wuaki.tv is operating, the UK and Spain, soon. The catalogue will also be available in Italy in the following weeks.
This announcement coincides with Wuaki.tv’s official launch in Germany, completing a successful year of European expansion for the company. On top of the countries mentioned above, Wuaki.tv plans to launch in a further 11 countries by the end of next year.
Movies shown in 4K offer viewers a sharper and more defined image, a greater colour depth, and much higher resolution. This provides the best possible viewing experience at home on a large screen or Smart TV. Wuaki.tv is working with several Smart TV manufacturers to fully integrate this unique feature into the Wuaki.tv Smart TV app on 4K TV models.
“More and more of our customers are beginning to demand movies in 4K, as TVs with the technology become commonplace in the home,” comments Jordi Miró, CTO of Wuaki.tv. “We expect 4K will become increasingly popular towards the end of the year and into 2015, as consumers in Europe buy new TVs around Christmas time, upgrade to Smart TVs, and 4K prices begin to drop as more devices come to the market.
“We’ll be ready for this when it happens so, as soon as a 4K TV is plugged in for the first time, everyone will have access to a quality catalogue of on-demand 4K content from Wuaki.tv.”
Sales in the 4K device market are expected to grow rapidly over the next few years. Futuresource Consulting forecasts show 4K TV sets will account for 5% of the global TV market by the end of 2014, and rise to 42% by 2018. This report predicts the larger screen size segments of the TV market are expected to shift rapidly to 4K, with manufacturers under pressure to remain competitive and improve efficiency in panel manufacturing.
Rentals on Wuaki.tv start from £2.49 per title. Please visit www.wuaki.tv for the full selection.
Wuaki.tv is a video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service, offering thousands of hours of high quality movies and TV series for rental and purchase. Wuaki.tv’s extensive catalogue includes content from major Hollywood studios including Warner, Disney, Sony, and Fox, and EU distributors, giving consumers access to new releases, blockbusters, classic movies and TV series on the device of their choosing. Wuaki.tv’s content can be streamed to Internet-connected PCs, laptops, gaming consoles, tablets, iPhones, Chromecast and Smart TVs.