HDR


Samsung partners with Wuaki to expand UHD offering

Samsung has partnered with Rakuten-owned VOD service, Wuaki, to expand its TV Plus service in Europe and sell new release Ultra HD movies. The deal, which was announced at MIPTV in Cannes, will see Samsung and Wuaki team up to sell 4K, High Dynamic Range, film titles through Samung’s smart TV VOD service TV Plus. […]

Netflix continues HTML5 rollouts

Firefox users can now watch Netflix on Linux, a move that the SVOD giant described as a “huge milestone” in its commitment to HTML5 video. Netflix first announced plans fours years ago to replace Silverlight with HTML5 video, and since then it has launched the latter on Chrome OS, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Firefox. […]

ETSI brings UHD TV and HDR closer with publication of DVB spec

UHD TV services including HDR have moved a step closer to becoming a reality with the publication by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) of a new DVB-approved video and audio coding spec covering HDR. The move follows approval by the DVB Steering Board for TS 101 154 V2.3.1 – “Specification for the use of […]

Report: Apple tests Ultra HD-capable Apple TV update

Apple is reportedly testing a fifth generation version of Apple TV that will support ultra high definition content. According to Bloomberg, the update could be released as early as this year with the device able to stream 4K resolution pictures and “more vivid colours”, implying high dynamic range capabilities. The new box will run on […]

Futuresource: HDR a firm focus for the industry

The TV industry’s focus is now “firmly on high dynamic range” – even though consumers still remain largely uneducated about the benefits of HDR, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm’s latest 4K ultra high definition (UHD) tracking report claims that unlike the upgrade to UHD resolution, which was a quantifiable improvement, HDR is a […]

4K HDR Ultra HD logo launches at CES

Eurofins Digital Testing has launched a new logo scheme that aims to boost consumer confidence in 4K, high dynamic range (HDR), ultra high definition (UHD) TVs. Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the logo is designed to ensure that the latest generation of UHD HDR screens, which deliver the highest available […]

Ultra HD Forum updates deployment guidelines

The Ultra HD Forum released version 1.2 of its Ultra HD Phase A industry guidelines at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. The Ultra HD Forum said that the revision builds on best practices and lessons learned in 2016 and feedback on previous versions of the guidelines. The updated guidelines are designed […]

BBC launches HDR trial of Planet Earth II with HLG technology

The BBC has begun making its flagship natural history series Planet Earth II available in 4K HDR to a limited number of BBC iPlayer users. Viewers with a compatible connected UHD TV can open up their iPlayer app and view a four-minute HDR clip of the show in 4K resolution. The BBC iPlayer test footage […]

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 […]

MIPCOM 2016: INsight TV commissions first HDR sports reality show

INsight TV, the company behind UHD TV service TV Entertainment Reality Network (TERN), has commissioned what it says is the first sports reality programme to be filmed in the HDR format. The show, The 30//10 Challenge, is described as an adventure stunt series that follows action sport athletes Sam Hardy and Nathan Jones on their […]