HDR


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 […]

Home theatre specialist Kaleidescape taps NexGuard for 4K UHD

Kudelski-owned digital watermarking specialist NexGuard has struck a deal with home theatre specialist Kaleidescape to provide its technology to secure early-release 4K UHD movies with HDR support on Kaleidescape products. NexGuard’s watermarking solution has been integrated in Kaleidescape’s movie players to protect content including early release 4K movies that offer HDR and lossless multichannel audio […]

EBU publishes guide on HDR

European public broadcasters’ organisation the EBU has published a guide on HDR for its members. The EBU said that its Initial Guide on High Dynamic Range summarises the key concepts and technologies and includes pointers to more detailed information. The guide is expected to be updated frequently, reflecting progress in the standardisation of HDR and […]

Travelxp 4K taps MX1 for HD+ German launch

4K UHD travel and lifestyle channel Travelxp 4k has tapped SES-owned media services provider MX1 to transmit its programmes on German HD platform HD+. MX1 will manage the playout and satellite uplink for the channel, which will be delivered via an Astra satellite at 19.2° East. The 4K and HDR channel will initially be available […]

BBC to make Blue Planet II series available in UHD, HDR

The BBC is set to make all espisodes of David Attenborough’s latest series, Blue Planet II, available on the iPlayer in Ultra High Definition (UHD), High Dynamic Range (HDR). The move marks the BBC’s second UHD HDR trial, with all seven espisodes of the series to be made available in this format after the final espiode […]

Insight TV makes key appointments

UHD TV broadcaster and producer Insight TV has named Robert Gold as VP of distribution for the Americas, while Jonathan Shrank has been promoted to VP, distribution, EMEA, effective immediately. Gold, a former Discovery executive, was previously SVP of distribution at Poker Central, a 24/7 linear channel startup where he managed distribution strategy, sales, marketing, […]

DVB puts finishing touches to UHD-1 specification

The DVB steering board has approved final revisions and updates to the DVB UHD-1 specification. The standards body says the UHD-1 standard is now complete. The revisions and updates pertain to DVB-DASH, audiovisual coding and bitmapped subtitles. The DVB approved the revision of ETSI TS 103 285, the DVB MPEG-DASH Profile for Transport of DVB Services […]

Vimeo adds HDR support

Vimeo has added support for high dynamic range (HDR) content and videos of up to 8K resolution. The video service said the update is about providing users with the “highest quality video experience possible”. “With BT.2020 (or Rec.2020) support and wider color gamuts (WCG), your image will now represent over 75% of the colour that […]

Rakuten TV launches 4K HDR service

Rakuten TV has launched a 4K high dynamic range (HDR) service in a bid to offer a premium movie experience to European smart TV owners. The offering is available initially on Samsung Tizen UHD HDR TVs, but Rakuten TV CEO Jacinto Roca told DTVE that the aim is to launch on smart TVs by manufacturers […]

Roku launches first HDR set-top box for operator partner

Roku has announced the availability of its first 4K and HDR-capable TV and streaming player for one of its ‘Roku Powered’ partners. Telstra in Australia will be the first Roku Powered licensee to deploy the new 4K, high dynamic range (HDR) over-the-air and streaming player later this month. The hybrid box combines a terrestrial tuner […]