BSkyB and BBC to lead UK Ultra HD forum

Representatives from BSkyB and the BBC will co-chair a new industry group, designed to help introduce and promote Ultra HD TV in the UK.  Industry association the Digital TV Group (DTG) launched the new UK UHD Forum, which will be co-chaired by Chris Johns, chief engineer, broadcast strategy at BSkyB and Andy Quested, the BBC’s […]

Hispasat eyes 4K channel launch

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat plans to launch a 4K channel that will allow the industry to broadcast in the ultra high-definition standard.  The firm said it will soon formally announce the commissioning of the channel, in its latest show of support for the ultra HD technology. The news came as Hispasat signed an agreement with […]

Elemental to highlight 4K and HEVC

Elemental Technologies will showcase its range of encoding solutions at ANGA COM, including its 4K TV and HEVC/H.265 capability. Elemental will highlight its ability to implement live and on demand video processing in on- premise, cloud-based or hybrid ground-cloud deployments. According to Elemental, the encoding features for its cloud-based encoding platform, Elemental Cloud, mirror those available […]

BBC confirms 4K tennis talks

The BBC has confirmed that it is in discussions with Sony and the All England Club – the tennis club that hosts the annual Wimbledon tournament – about trialling 4K. A spokesperson for the BBC said that it was in “very early discussions,” following reports last week that the super HD standard was set to […]

HD OTT and 4K VOD provide early markets for HEVC, says Harmonic

HD OTT to multiple screens is likely to be the key initial application for the new HEVC compression standard, but 4K video-on-demand also presents a possible route to exploit the new technology, according to Tom Lattie, vice-president, product marketing, Harmonic.  Speaking to DTVE at the NAB Show, Lattie said that HD OTT would likely be […]

3net expands ultra HD programming slate

US 3D network 3net has unveiled a new slate of ultra HD programming, as the debate over the future of 3D programming intensifies. 3net’s move comes just a week after HBO’s technology chief Bob Zitter claimed 3D glasses in the home was “dead” and had been rejected by consumers. But 3net’s president and CEO, Tom […]

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