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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 […]

FIFA to use HDR and VR for World Cup 2018

FIFA has announced plans to produce all 64 matches of the 2018 Russian World Cup in Ultra High Definition (UHD) with High Dynamic Range (HDR) for the first time. FIFA said that another new feature for 2018 will allow fans to also follow the matches in virtual reality – both as a live experience and […]

Huawei and Dolby launch Dolby Vision HDR set-top box

Huawei and Dolby Laboratories have unveiled what they claim is the first IPTV set-top box to support the Dolby Vision high-dynamic-range (HDR) technology. The Huawei Q22 set-top box will include the same Dolby HDR technology that can be found in cinemas, delivering greater brightness and contrast and a fuller range of colours in the home. […]

Arris debuts Android TV-powered 4K HDR set-top boxes

Arris is due to unveil a new line of Android TV-powered Ultra High Definition (UHD) High Dynamic Range (HDR) set-top boxes at IBC. The next-generation devices are designed to address a range of requirements for cable, telco, satellite and terrestrial operators around the world. They offer WiFi connectivity and DVR options, as well as support […]

YouTube adds HDR to Android phones

YouTube has reportedly added high dynamic range (HDR) video playback options for a number of high-end Android phones. According to various reports, users with compatible devices are now able to use the YouTube app to access HDR videos at up to 1440p resolution and frame rates of up to 60 fps. Compatible phones at launch […]

UHD Alliance certifies streaming players, STBs, PCs

The UHD Alliance (UHDA) has expanded its Ultra HD Premium certification to include devices like streaming media players, set-top boxes, and desktop PCs. The new Ultra HD Premium specifications expand the family of Ultra HD Premium certified products – which already includes ultra high definition TVs, computer monitors and ultra HD Blu-ray players. “With 4K UHD […]