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BBC hails UHD live streaming trial as ‘great success’ as 1.6m tune in

The BBC’s ‘summer of Ultra HD stream trials,’ which resulted in 1.6 million iPlayer requests for live World Cup football and Wimbledon tennis, was hailed as a “great success” by the broadcaster – despite reported issues. The BBC it successfully delivered all 29 BBC One World Cup games, and every Centre Court match at Wimbledon […]

Fox Sports to broadcast US Open in 4K HDR over 5G

Fox Sports is to use 5G technology to stream 4K video for broadcast across the US at this year’s US Open golf championship in June. The broadcaster has tapped the services of its own Fox Innovation Lab and partners Ericsson, Intel and AT&T for the transmission. The 5G wireless technology will transmit 4K HDR images […]

BBC makes first live UHD, HDR broadcast on iPlayer

The BBC has streamed its first live event in Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) on BBC iPlayer Beta. The broadcast took place at the weekend and was a live-stream of a Rugby League match between the York City Knights and Catalans Dragons. “It’s the first time we’ve streamed a live event […]

Com Hem launches Netflix-integrated TV Hub

Com Hem has launched TV Hub, an Android TV-powered platform that combines linear TV with on-demand and streaming services and is high dynamic range (HDR) and 4K compatible. TV Hub lets users navigate between linear TV channels and play services and can be customised with apps downloaded from the Google Play store. The remote also […]

Harmonic reveals new OTT customer and UHD-HDR SaaS system

New US-based OTT TV outfit Vidgo has tapped technology provider Harmonic for a new OTT service deployment. Vidgo is a new entrant in the growing US OTT market that is planning to offer a skinny bundle line-up targeted at younger viewers and those that have decided to cut their pay TV services. “They have identified […]

Swisscom secures Champions League, teams with SRG for UHD World Cup

Swisscom’s pay TV arm Teleclub has secured the rights to Champions League and Europa League football in Switzerland and will air public broadcaster SRG’s coverage of the World Cup in 4K UHD TV. Champions League and Europa League games will be shown on Teleclub from August 21 and every match from both competitions will be […]

BT Sport trials HDR livestream over 4G

BT Sport has staged a trial livestream of a UEFA Champions League match in high definition (HD) and high dynamic range (HDR) direct to mobile. The UK sports broadcaster ran the trial this week at Wembley Stadium – during Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-2 defeat to Juventus – using mobile operator EE’s 4G network. The HD HDR […]

Sony launches CES TV models in Europe

Sony has now launched its XF90 line of 4K high dynamic range (HDR) TVs, which it introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, across Europe. The 55-, 65-, and 75-inch XF90 TVs are now in stock at major Sony-authorised retailers in Europe, with these models priced between €1,999 and €4,699. The XF90 series […]

VLC 3.0 launches with added Chromecast support

VideoLAN, the outfit behind VLC, has launched a new version of the open source video player that includes support for the Chromecast streaming device along with the ability to play HDR video, 8K content and 360° video. VLC 3.0, also known as Vetinari, enables 4K and 8K playback, 10-bit and HDR video, 360° video and […]

ALi to incorporate Techicolor Advanced HDR in chipsets

Set-top chipset specialist ALi Corporation is to make Technicolor’s HDR technology available in its forthcoming generation of products. Techncolor’s Advanced HDR technology, developed in partnership with Philips, combines the Technicolor HDR universal distribution solution, which simultaneously distributes HDR and SDR content through a single stream, and Technicolor Intelligent Tone Management (ITM), a graphic SDR to […]

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