In 2017, the RVU Alliance, having fulfilled its mission, dissolved as an active standards body and transitioned certification operations to the Consumer Technology Association.  This page has past news items archived by the RVU Alliance prior to this transition.
Here is a list of past RVU Alliance News:
6 Jan 2015

Momentum Builds for 4K UHD as LG, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba Launch RVU Solutions; Panasonic, Sharp Join RVU Alliance

13 Nov 2014

DIRECTV continues its two-decade legacy of TV innovation this week by becoming the first multi-channel video provider to offer 4K Ultra HD programming direct to customers’ TVs.

26 Jun 2014

The ENERGY STAR TV 7.0 specification development process is now underway (see and the EPA has proposed a new “Additional Function” called “Thin Client Capability” which would be included on EPA’s Certified Products List. The benefits of the EPA’s proposal are that a TV listed in this way 1) would be seen by consumers as being RVU compliant and 2) might further become eligible for additional consideration in utilities’ energy efficient TV promotions.


RVU Alliance invites individual written comments, and in particular from TV manufacturer members, to consider including support for this EPA proposal. Slides 16, 26 and 67-69 are the relevant slides from the EPAs webinar deck found at

29 Apr 2014

The RVU Alliance today announced a major feature expansion with the launch of the RVU Certification program for Ultra High Definition devices, along with a significant expansion of the RVU membership roster.

6 Jan 2014

The RVU Alliance announced today the expansion of the RVU standard into the cloud. The first products supporting the new RVU 2.0 specification will roll out in the first quarter of 2014, with demonstrations at CES 2014.

6 Jan 2014

At CES 2014, Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., announced its 2014 4K Ultra HD TV offerings. The all new Series of Ultra HD TVs deliver an unmatched entertainment experience, with models incorporating RVU technology.

6 Jan 2014

Samsung Electronics today announced at the 2014 International CES that it would further expand its UHD ecosystem by working with global content partners to help accelerate consumer adoption and access to UHD content.

5 Feb 2013

At CES 2013, the RVU alliance announced, along with its expansion to DIRECTV holdings in Latin America, that DIRECTV RVU clients will be coming to Sony PlayStation 3s and new BRAVIA TVs during 2013.

24 Jan 2013

Consumer response has been overwhelmingly positive for the next generation of whole-home DVR that DIRECTV introduced to consumers across the U.S. in October.

9 Jan 2013

DLNA recognizes RVU as part of the DLNA Premium Content Guidlines.