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MIPTV expects “significant” 4K progress in 2015

International programming market MIPTV, running in Cannes this week, heard speakers say they anticipated rapid growth in the number of 4K/Ultra-HD channels launched in 2014. Conference delegates in the Sony 4K Theatre were told that Japan already has two full-time 4K channels from SkyPerfecTV and other full-service transmissions from public broadcaster NHK are due to start shortly. NHK’s Shinichi Nagano […]

Amazon Prime HDR content

Amazon has revealed that its Prime Instant Video streaming service will support high dynamic range (HDR) content later this year. “4K Ultra-HD was just the beginning – we’re excited that Prime members will soon be able to view movies and TV shows including Amazon Originals in HDR quality,” commented Michael Paull, vice president of Digital Video at Amazon. “HDR is […]

4K fuels broadcaster demand for remote production

Net Insight, a provider of efficient and scalable transport solutions, will discuss at NAB why the growing demand for 4K content is now a key driver for using remote production and centralised workflows in the broadcasting of live events. The live events industry has grown massively over the past few years. It has been driven by an increase in demand […]

BT for 4K Cricket World Cup


BT Media & Broadcast was chosen by Star India to provide the complete 4K UHD Production and Transmission solution to their DTH playout affiliates in India for the recent 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia. It was shown as a ‘STAR SPORTS 4K’ Feed on the DTH platforms. BT’s partner, NEP Australia, filmed and produced all seven of the […]

NHK updates 8K for NAB

Japan’s public broadcaster NHK is showcasing its latest product and programming concepts in 8K/Super Hi-Vision at the giant NAB show in Las Vegas next week (North Hall N8933). NHK will debut two new lightweight 8K cameras which they have developed for broadcasters, one of which can be fitted with its own recording unit and thus be the first portable video […]

V-Nova claims compression paradigm rewrite

Emerging from ‘stealth’ mode as it refined its technology over a five-year period with a range of industry partners, video compression solutions specialist V-Nova has released a number of products based on its PERSEUS technology, suggesting its performance shifts the entire video bitrate-quality curve, offering UHD quality at HD bitrates, HD at SD bitrates, and SD video at audio bitrates. […]

SMPTE: “4K picking up speed”

The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), in its latest ‘Newswatch’ publication, states that the industry’s transition to 4K has “picked up considerable speed” and quoting writer Pete Putman suggests that the production of ‘ordinary’ HD TV screens is likely to cease by the end of 2016-2017. “The trend line is proceeding,” says Putman. “Just take a look […]

“Most powerful” 4K satellite leaves Toulouse

DirecTV-15, described by its manufacturers as “the most powerful US broadcast satellite” ever built, has left Airbus Defence & Space’s manufacturing facility at Toulouse, France. The giant satellite is ready to be flown to Kourou in French Guiana for launch during May. Ordered back in November 2011 with the (then) EADS Astrium company, and is designed to be part of […]

The Sound of Music in 8K

Last week’s special VIP 50th Anniversary screening of The Sound of Music was shown in a ‘better than original’ version thanks to digital remastering of an earlier 2000 photochemical restoration. But this time around the remastering, which took place at Burbank’s FotoKem post-production house, the technicians used modern colour-grading tools to help cure flicker and obvious glitches in the original […]

​Broadcom mass-market 4K device for China

System-on-a-Chip manufacturer Broadcom is making a dedicated 4K chipset available for the Chinese market, approved by the country’s SARFT regulator. Broadcom’s Beijing office, in a statement, said it had introduced a complete high-speed coaxial cable solution with new access technology for Chinese subscribers in multi-dwelling units (MDUs). The new BCM63500 and BCM63333 devices integrate the China HomePlug AV 1.0 (C-HPAV […]

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