Netflix to add 100 hours of HDR content by August

Netflix is due to add over 100 hours of high dynamic range (HDR) programming to its service by August, with more than 150 hours slated by the end of the year. Announcing its plans, Netflix said that it plans to grow its catalogue of HDR titles at a similar pace as its catalogue of 4K […]

LG unveils range of multi-format HDR TV models

TV manufacturer LG has unveiled its 2016 Super UHD TV range, which it claims to be the first to market with HDR support for both the Dolby Vision and HDR10 variants of the technology. The HDR-enabled range comprises three series – the UH9500, UH8500, and UH7700 with nine models in 55- to 86-inch class screen […]

Philips includes HDR in 2016 Ultra HD TV lineup

The entire 2016 Ultra HD Philips TV range will be high dynamic range (HDR) compatible, according to TP Vision – the company that manufactures Philips-branded sets. TP Vision said that HDR capability will feature from its 6000 range of TVs onwards and that its immersive Ambilight technology will now appear throughout its UHD range, except […]

UHD Alliance unveils consumer logo

The UHD Alliance (UHDA) has unveiled a consumer-facing logo to identify devices, content and services capable of delivering a “premium” Ultra HD experience. The organisation, which formed at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2015, said it has now begun certification of devices and services and started licensing its ‘Ultra HD Premium’ logo. This will be […]

Roku 4K TVs to launch this spring

The first 4K UHD Roku TVs will be available to buy this spring, with the company’s TV manufacturing partners expected to introduce nearly 60 Roku TV models in total this year. The streaming device maker said that in the US Roku-powered TVs now account for 8% of smart TV market share, and that 1 million […]

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 […]