Amazon teams with Samsung, studios on ultra high-definition TV
LAS VEGAS (REUTERS) - Amazon.com Inc is teaming up with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and major media corporations including Warner Bros and Lionsgate to popularize "4K" ultra high-definition television.
Amazon, whose Instant Video service serves up thousands of movies and TV programs in direct competition with Neflix Inc , did not outline specifics on their collaboration in a Monday announcement.
But Samsung and other consumer electronics makers are hoping that 4K TV - so-called because they are said to offer four times the resolution of conventional high-definition images - will take off as a format and recharge sales.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the South Korean tech giant said in a separate statement it also will work with other content distributors, including Netflix and cable operators Comcast and DirecTV, on promoting 4K TV.