Japan: SKY PerfectTV boosts UHD output
November 25, 2015
By Chris Forrester
Japan’s SKY Perfect TV pay-TV operation has cracked some of the major problems related to broadcasting 4K/UltraHD. It has just demonstrated at the InterBee electronics show its 4K solutions featuring High Dynamic Range (HDR), described by experts as being needed to deliver more of a ‘wow’ effect to Ultra-HD screens.
SKY Perfect TV says it transmitted ‘live’ music to InterBee in HDR, as well as showcasing car races, football, winter scenes, cityscapes and music footage, and all designed to demonstrate the broadcaster’s ability to handle end-to-end challenges in UHD.
“As to equipment, we have added just HDR monitors and S-Log to Hybrid Log Gamma conversion equipment to our 4K broadcasting infrastructure. The demonstrations were very successful and shown at 4 booths at INterBEE including Sony,” said the company.
Additionally, SKY Perfect announced November 22nd that it is going to produce new original drama with 4K HDR, which will be broadcast in 4K SDR and HD SDR from February 2016.