High dynamic range


BT Sport trials HDR livestream over 4G

BT Sport has staged a trial livestream of a UEFA Champions League match in high definition (HD) and high dynamic range (HDR) direct to mobile. The UK sports broadcaster ran the trial this week at Wembley Stadium – during Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-2 defeat to Juventus – using mobile operator EE’s 4G network. The HD HDR […]

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 […]

Google Play launches HDR movies for Chromecast Ultra

Google Play Movies & TV has become the latest online video provider to add support to HDR for TV viewers via its Chromecast Ultra device. Google will make HDR movies available in the US and Canada initially, and content will only be available via Chromecast Ultra, plugged into an HDR-compatible TV. The content is not […]

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. […]

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 […]

Sony unveils next-generation HDR TV line

Sony has unveiled its new Z series of 4K, ultra HD (UHD), high dynamic range (HDR) TVs, in what it claims is a “significant leap forward” in display technology. Sony said the new flagship TV line, which tops Sony’s current X series line-up of UHD TVs, introduces a “new level” of HDR with ‘ultra-contrast’ and […]

Harmonic to demo a range of broadcast solutions ANGA COM

Harmonic will showcase a range of solutions aimed at broadcast, cable and satellite service providers and operators at ANGA COM this year. The company, which completed its acquisition of compression specialist Thomson Video Networks in March, said that visitors to the show will see how the combined company is working on Ultra HD, High Dynamic […]

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 […]

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 […]