4KUNIVERSE adds HDR support
January 18, 2018
4K Ultra HD general entertainment TV channel 4KUNIVERSE has scheduled 4K titles with HDR for Q1 2018, confirming that it will use the HDR10+ format.
The first title to air on February 7th is Cosmos Laundromat, a 4K HDR 3D animation film by Director Mathieu Auvray, featuring a confused sheep who meets his fate in a quirky salesman on a deserted island.
4KUNIVERSE, launched by experienced content distribution executive Matthew Mancinelli, is currently broadcasting 24 hours a day and live on US cable TV in North Carolina, Wisconsin and Alaska. “4KUNIVERSE is on the cutting edge of entertainment and technology, ready for any telecom or cable TV operator with 4K set-top boxes deployed to their subscribers,” declared Mancinelli.
The service notes findings from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) which suggest that for the first time, 4K TVs will make up half of all total digital displays sold in 2018, with unit sales forecast to hit 22 million units (27 per cent increase) generating $15.9 billion (€13bn) in revenue (14 per cent increase).