Technicolor unveils HDR and SDR compatibility solution

Technicolor has launched what it describes as a High Dynamic Range (HDR) single-layer solution that is compatible with MPEG HEVC standards and backwards compatible with legacy Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) displays. Technicolor’s technology enables the coding and delivery of HDR content in a single stream to accurately display the content regardless of the display type. […]

M-Go reportedly to stream HDR 4K content this year

Technicolor and DreamWorks-owned streaming service M-Go is reportedly planning to launch an HDR 4K service this year. According to US website Twice, citing M-Go’s chief operating officer Christophe Louvon, the company, which offers transactional VoD content, will launch with a full selection of HDR content that it will build up quickly. Other streaming video providers […]

Seven out of 10 UHD TVs to support HDR by 2020

Nearly 70% of Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs will support new technologies like high dynamic range (HDR), wider colour gamut, high frame rates, and immersive audio by 2020, according to ABI Research.  ABI said that these new technologies and enhancements will advance the viewing experience “far more” than higher resolution alone, but that advancements in […]

Samsung reportedly to launch HDR service soon

Samsung is to launch the first commercially available Higher Dynamic Range (HDR) video content as part of a new UHD video pack, possibly as early as next month, according to a report in Forbes magazine. According to the report, Samsung will air two full-length Hollywood movies at a native UHD resolution, the titles of which […]

SES and Samsung demo first DVB transmission of HDR UHD TV

Satellite operator SES and Samsung Electronics have this week teamed up to demo what they say is the first DVB transmission of High Dynamic Range UHD TV at the annual SES Industry Days in Luxembourg. The content is being transmitted via an SES satellite directly to a Samsung SUHDTV using the BBC’s Hybrid Gamma (HDR) […]

Amazon to support High Dynamic Range this year

Amazon is set to add High Dyamic Range (HDR) support to its Prime Instant Video service in the UK, Germany and US later this year.  Announcing the move, the e-retail giant said that Amazon Originals will be the first content to arrive in HDR video quality later this year. Amazon added that it is working […]

HDMI Forum unveils new version with HDR support

The HDMI Forum has unveiled the latest version of the HDMI specification, enabling the transmission of High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats.  HDMI 2.0a will be available to current HDMI 2.0 users via the DMI Adopter Extranet, according to the Forum. HDR is designed to enable better picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail in both […]

HDR and UHD developments should be separated out, says SES

High dynamic range (HDR) is “too big a topic” to be simply linked to the rollout of Ultra High Definition content, according to SES’s vice-president, reception systems, Thomas Wrede.  Delivering the closing keynote at the SES Ultra HD conference in London yesterday, Wrede said that HDR promises to “change television forever” and greatly improve picture […]

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