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iPlayer sees record-breaking H1

Drama and sport fans helped BBC iPlayer to achieve a record-breaking first half of the year in 2021. Programmes were streamed over 3.3 billion times between January and June this year, up 8 per cent on the same period last year, and up a massive 59 per cent on the same period in 2019 following […]

July 29, 2021

China pushes UHD for Winter Olympics

China Media Group (CMG) is alerting broadcasters that it is working with the Beijing Winter Olympics Committee on its plans for TV coverage of the event. Shen Haixiong, head of CMG, said the state broadcaster will employ 4K technology, with 5G transmission and 8K Artificial Intelligence to cover the Winter Olympics and Paralympics. The Beijing […]

June 9, 2021By Chris Forrester

8K Association membership grows

The 8K Association (8KA), the cross-industry group dedicated to promoting the growth of the 8K ecosystem, has seen strong growth in its membership in the last year. Membership is coming from all parts of the 8K ecosystem including Google, who has joined to “track and help define how the evolution of 8K content will be […]

May 26, 2021

The Explorers focuses on 8K/HDR

The Explorers, a French television and streaming production house specialising in nature, natural history and environmental content, has announced that its output is now focused on capturing 8K/HDR material. It is its 8K/HDR output which has created significant noise at Apple. Last year, The Explorers was Apple TV’s ‘App of the Year 2019’, whilst May […]

May 6, 2021By Chris Forrester

Sony, EMG partner for HDR sports

Euro Media Group (EMG), a global provider of broadcast services and media solutions for live sports, entertainment and events and Sony Professional have been delivering since August 2020 seamless HDR workflow for sports broadcasting. The end-to-end HDR workflow is the culmination of a close collaboration to establish a workflow that is the most efficient possible, […]

February 22, 2021

MovieLabs updates content protection spec

MovieLabs, an independent non-profit organisation founded by major Hollywood studios to advance research and development in motion picture distribution and protection, has updated its Enhanced Content Protection Specification. Since its original publication in 2013, the MovieLabs Enhanced Content Protection (ECP) Specification has raised the bar for protecting 4K, HDR and early window content in consumer […]

January 14, 2021By Colin Mann

The Explorers: “Now shooting in 8K-16 bit”

France-based The Explorers has gained an enviable reputation for its ‘Earth Inventory’ concept. Founder Olivier Chiabodo has recently struck a valuable output deal with Samsung for carriage on their 4K/HDR and 8K/HDR high-end TV sets. Earlier this year Apple TV awarded The Explorers its ‘App of the Year. accolade. “We now shoot everything in 16-bit […]

November 26, 2020By Chris Forrester

Omdia: “Next 2 years a marketer’s dream for 4K”

Paul Gray, Omdia Senior Research Manager, speaking at Spain’s UHD Summit, said that while the broadcasting of 4K material had been badly impacted by the pandemic and the cancellation of global sporting events, he was confident that 2021 would be “tremendous” year for the take-up of 4K. “The next two years will be a marketer’s […]

November 23, 2020By Chris Forrester

beIN Sports scores MENA Bundesliga return

Global sports channel beIN Sports is set to welcome back German football live starting on May 16th with a host of Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 games for viewers to watch exclusively across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). With most live sport still on pause across the world as a result of the Covid-19 […]

May 14, 2020

M7 rolls out Travelxp 4K HDR

German platform operator M7 Deutschland has expanded its Ultra HD (UHD) portfolio. International travel and lifestyle channel Travelxp 4K HDR is now available to network and platform operators in the German-speaking markets for distribution to their subscribers. The world’s first travel channel in UHD/HDR resolution shows reports and features covering holiday destinations in more than […]

May 12, 2020