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Amazon Prime: ‘No UHD premium’

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Amazon has confirmed it will not charge Prime Instant Video members who own a 4K compatible television a premium to stream Ultra-HD content. Michael Paull, Amazon’s Vice President of Digital Video said: “We want to be the best entertainment destination for customers. We’re confident that offering Ultra-HD content, whether it’s a TV series or a film, will help create the […]

Sky Deutschland airing 4K concert

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Sky Deutschland is partnering with with Sony Music to broadcast live coverage of the forthcoming live tour of hip-hop band Die Fantaschischen Vier/Fanta 4 in Ultra-HD. As part of the partnership, Sky Deutschland will deliver the first 4K coverage of a live concert on German TV from Fanta 4’s December 20th concert in Stuttgart’s Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle. The event will be broadcast […]

3D lifts RealD revenues

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3D technology company RealD says that despite some challenges over the past couple of quarters, and since the success of Hollywood blockbuster Gravity, its 3D licensing revenues have recovered and would be further improved by the upcoming 3D release of Lionsgate’s Insurgent, and to be followed by other high-profile releases including Avengers: Age of Ultron movie as well as the […]

“4K is crucial” says Wim Wenders

Noted film director Wim Wenders has praised television’s increased use of 4K content capture. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the beatification of Pope Paul VI in Rome – captured by Vatican TV in Ultra-HD and with technical support from DBW Communications – Wenders said the technology is crucial. “But 4K is unforgiving! Unlike His Holiness the Pope, 4K sees […]

Squid Demos HEVC Solutions at IBC

Realtime H.265 Encode at Half the Bit-Rate of H.264 International Broadcasting Convention, Amsterdam (Sept. 11, 2014): Squid Systems announced demonstrations of industry-leading real-time H.265 HEVC encoding at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Hall 5, Stand C23 at RAI Amsterdam. “Video content is growing faster than worldwide internet bandwidth. As we move forward to HD and 4K UHD resolutions, and […]

SatLink to stream underwater 4K broadcast

Guinness World Record attempt at world’s first live 4K video captured by a smartphone will be streamed to more than half-a-million viewers Jerusalem/Amsterdam – IBC show– 12th September, 2014: SatLink Communications, a global teleport, content management, internet delivery and HD playout services provider, will today enable streaming of the world’s first underwater 4K video, captured by a 4K-enabled smartphone, to […]

4EVER shoots Equestrian Games in 8K

The French 4EVER Consortium, backed by the likes of France Televisions and Orange Labs, is shooting 8K/UHD-2 at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, currently taking place. The experimental filming started September 2nd and the event is being captured in extremely high frame rates of up to 200 fps, as well as testing high dynamic range options and 4K […]

Beware of 4K fever

4k and UHD really are the talk of the town just now and are bound to dominate IBC. The September issue of Euromedia, released at the show, contains a comprehensive survey of industry views on the technical validity and real time line of this ‘next generation’ high def era. More than one observer warns it could be déjà ‘view’, all […]

Major 4K cross-promotion from Sony

Sony Electronics, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Best Buy, in collaboration with National CineMedia (NCM), have launched the industry’s first cross-promotion created to highlight the 4K entertainment experience. The promotion, which runs from August 15th to September 25th, includes a 30-second spot shown in movie theatres in NCM’s FirstLook movie pre-show, featuring select out-takes from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The […]

Commonwealth Games Ultra-HD showcase for BBC R&D

BBC Research and Development has announced a range of new trials and public demonstrations as part of its Commonwealth Games showcase. These experiments bring together a wide range of industry partners and are helping to shape BBC R&D’s vision for the future of TV, and include a number of broadcasting milestones: The first ever Ultra-HD broadcast of a Commonwealth Games […]

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