Ultra HD

SES takes UHD channel INsight TV to North America

TERN is expanding the reach of INsight TV with the North American launch of the ultra high-definition channel on the SES-1 satellite. TERN launched its INsight TV Ultra HD and HD channels a year ago across Europe on SES satellites and the North American feed will be beamed to cable and broadcast distribution points throughout […]

Eutelsat launches HDR, ultra HD channel

Eutelsat has launched an ultra HD channel showing HDR (High Dynamic Range) content using HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) technology, the new HDR standard developed by the BBC and NHK. Eutelsat has partnered with 4EVER-2, the French collaborative project on Ultra HD, ATEME and Samsung to demo HDR Ultra HD at IBC this week. Called “Hotbird 4k2 […]

Orange selects Viaccess-Orca for STB security

Orange has selected security specialist Viaccess-Orca to provide a conditional access system for its new ultra high definition (UHD) set-top box (STB) in France. Orange will use Viaccess-Orca’s Adaptive Sentinel conditional access system (CAS), which offers software and hardware security for cardless and card-based environments. Viaccess-Orca’s dual CAS allows Orange to meet the security requirements […]

BT to highlight Ultra HD outside sports

BT is to unveil the latest UHD outside broadcasting links truck at this year’s IBC conference in Amsterdam. The vehicle will be used by BT’s Media and Broadcast division to broadcast BT Sport’s live coverage of the round two Aviva Premiership Rugby Matches in 4K. The TES52 truck, which was designed and built by systems […]

SES working with US cable operators on UHD TV trials

Satellite operator SES says it is working with a number of US cable operators to test 4K Ultra HD content across its network in preparation for UHD TV trials later this year. SES has so far UHD trial agreements in place with  Cable America in Missouri, Golden West Telecommunications in South Dakota, MTC Cable in […]

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 […]

Sky brings Ultra HD to Sky Q

Sky is set to launch Ultra HD content on its Sky Q service next month, offering sports, movies, documentaries and dramas in UHD. From August 13, Sky Q Silver customers will be able to access what Sky claims is “the UK’s most comprehensive Ultra HD service”, with 4K sport to be available live and all […]

Ericsson and Sprint demo Ultra HD video over 5G

Ericsson and US mobile operator Sprint are partnering to trial streaming ultra-high definition video over a live 5G wireless signal using 400 MHz of spectrum. The demo is open for public participation at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field football stadium and will include a live 4K Ultra HD camera stream from the Sprint Fan Zone. Ericsson […]

SES taps XTreme Video for Ultra HD content

Satellite operator SES has partnered with extreme sports content producer XTreme Video, which will provide content for SES’s Ultra HD demonstration channel. The Ultra HD content – which will include sports like mountain biking and freeskiing – will be available this month on the channel at Astra 19.2 degrees east and Astra 28.2 degrees east. […]

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 […]