Technicolor and Philips partner on HDR

Technicolor and Philips have merged their High Dynamic Range (HDR) development efforts in a bid to accelerate deployment of the technology. The agreement will see the companies merge their delivery roadmaps for HDR solutions – including content creation tools, encoding and decoding software and implementation support. Technicolor and Philips said they will offer HDR delivery […]

DVB embraces HDR with next-phase Ultra HD TV requirements

The DVB has approved commercial requirements for the next phase of Ultra High Definition television, opening the door for HDR and other new capabilities to be introduced from 2017. In what it termed as a “major milestone for television” the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) group reached an agreement on the requirements for a ‘UHD-1 Phase […]

SMPTE publishes HDR report

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has announced the publication of a study-group report on high dynamic range (HDR) imaging. SMPTE announced the report at its Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition and said that the work of 170 international experts aims to summarise discussions about the implementation of HDR and address key questions about the […]

HDR TV shipments to top 32 million in 2019

In the global Ultra HD TV market High dynamic range (HDR) TV sets will soon be “commonplace”, with shipments to grow from 2.9 million in 2016 to 32.6 million in 2019, according to IHS. The research firm claims that HDR sets – which offer enhanced brightness and a greater range of luminosity – will start […]

HDR still facing significant hurdles, MIPCOM attendees told

A number of significant hurdles need to be crossed before HDR TV becomes mainstream, according to Maryline Clare-Charrier, 4EVER Project Leader, Orange Labs. Speaking at a MIPCOM session on HDR this morning, Clare-Charrier also said that higher frame-rates (HFR) should be a key part of UHD, but is in danger of being neglected as the […]

BT: Ultra HD upgrades ‘two years away’

BT will be able to integrate new technology like High Dynamic Range into its Ultra HD offering, but does not expect upgrades to come for another two years, according to Delia Bushell. Speaking at IBC this morning, the managing director of BT TV and BT Sport said that the UK operator had a “big debate” […]

Hispasat claims global first with HDR broadcast

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has begun broadcasting a second-generation UHD TV test service incorporating HDR content. Hispasat says it is the first satellite service globally to broadcast in the Dolby Vision HDR format. The new permanent service is now available through the European beams of Hispasat 1E, and has been launched in collaboration with Cellnex […]

CEA outlines industry definition for HDR video displays

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced the industry definition for high dynamic range (HDR)-compatible video displays, paving the way for the introduction of HDR-capable screens. The new CEA designation is designed to help retailers and consumers identify display products that have the technology needed to display HDR content properly. The CEA said its display manufacturer […]

LG to launch first HDR OLED flat-screen TV

LG is to launch an HDR TV flat-screen TV in the US, UK, Germany and Korea at the end of this month. The EF9500 range comprises two 4K models that the Korean manufacturer is rolling out as part of its new OLED range of devices. LG is making 65-inch and 55-inch variants available. LG says […]

Amazon Prime Instant Video brings HDR TV to UK

Amazon Prime Instant Video is to make its original content available in the High Dynamic Range (HDR) format in Europe for the first time. Amazon is launching HDR TV on its Prime Instant Video services in the UK, Germany and Austria, as well as the US, where it made content available on the Samsung SUHD […]