HDR TV


RTVE, Hispasat plan Spain’s first live 4K HDR broadcast

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE and satellite operator Hispasat plan to make Spain’s first live TV broadcast using 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology this week. RTVE and Hispasat will collaborate to broadcast the Solemn Changing of the Royal Guard from the Royal Palace in Madrid on 5 July at 12:00pm. Viewers with 4K HDR TV […]

Sony launches new Bravia HDR TVs

Sony has announced two new 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) series of televisions at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new flagship XBR-A1E Bravia OLED and XBR-X930E/X940E series TVs are designed to deliver wider brightness range, higher contrast and better picture quality. Both lines of TV will be powered by Sony’s 4K HDR processor, X1 […]

Eutelsat adds two new UHD TV channels to Hotbird line-up

Satellite operator Eutelsat has added two new UHD TV channels to the line-up of services available via its Hotbird platform at the 13° East orbital slot. Fashion TV’s new UHD TV channels, FTV UHD, and 4K travel channel Travelxp 4K will air from the position, having concluded mutli-year contracts with Eutelsat that will enable them […]

YouTube adds HDR support as Chromecast Ultra starts shipping

YouTube has added support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) for videos on the platform. From yesterday, viewers can watch YouTube videos in HDR on supported devices including via HDR-enabled TVs with Google’s new Chromecast Ultra HDMI dongle. Support for HDR will be extended to YouTube viewing on Samsung SUHD and UHD TVs soon, the video […]

HDR TV shipments to reach 4m units this year

High Dynamic Range (HDR) TV shipments will reach more than 4 million units in 2016 and growth to more than 30 million units by 2020, according to IHS Markit. The research firm predicted that by 2020 nearly all of the 112 million 4K TVs shipped worldwide will be compatible with HDR, but only 30% will […]

ITU announces new HDR-TV standard

ITU has announced a new standard for High Dynamic Range Television (HDR-TV) that aims to build on its 2015-approved Ultra HD Television (UHDTV) Recommendation BT.2020. ITU said that the latest ITU-R HDR-TV Recommendation BT.2100 will give viewers an “enhanced visual experience with added realism” and allows TV programmes to take advantage of new and much brighter […]