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Seven Worlds, One Planet in UHD HDR

UK viewers will be able to experience the BBC’s latest landmark natural history series Seven Worlds, One Planet in Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range on BBC iPlayer, both live and on-demand. Beginning this Sunday October 27th in Antarctica, the series will explore the stories of each of Earth’s seven spectacular continents and […]

October 25, 2019By Colin Mann

ESPN to air college football in live native 4K

Beginning this weekend, ESPN will deliver select regular season college football games live in native 4K resolution in the US as part of the Samsung QLED 4K Game of the Week. This agreement with Samsung, who serves as production collaborator and presenting sponsor, kicks off on OCtober 12th with the matchup between No. 7 University […]

October 11, 2019

Luxembourg: 4KUniverse on PostTV

American Entertainment company 4KUniverse has expanded its European presence by joining Luxembourg IPTV platform PostTV. 4KUniverse is a 24hr 4K HDR general entertainment TV channel that airs original series, movies, documentaries, sports and primetime programmes in High Dynamic Range. POST Luxembourg has add the new 4K channel to its Entertain Me package. Entertain Me allows […]

October 7, 2019

BT scores 4K/8K sports success

UK multiplay telco BT took the opportunity of its IBC presence to demonstrate one of the world’s first live 8K sports broadcasts – an hour long broadcast into its outdoor stand. Working with a range of established partners, BT Sport and BT’s Media & Broadcast division delivered an hour-long, live broadcast in 8K, showcasing the […]

September 16, 2019Colin Mann @ IBC

Irdeto adds client watermarking to TraceMark

Recognising that content redistribution piracy remains a big threat to the media and entertainment industry and, with increasing budgets for original content, broadcast and OTT services are often primary targets for illegal redistribution, digital platform security specialist Irdeto has added client watermarking capabilities to the Irdeto TraceMark forensic watermarking solution. The new solution enables fast […]

September 12, 2019Colin Mann @ IBC

8KA: Performance spec for consumer TVs

The 8K Association (8KA), the cross-industry group focused on facilitating the growth of the 8K ecosystem, has confirmed that key performance attributes for 8K televisions have been defined as part of the 8KA technical programme. Performance criteria were created in concert with the association’s membership which include leading consumer electronics brands, panel manufacturers and other […]

August 30, 2019

Altice Europe, Amazon Prime collaboration

Multiplay operator Altice Europe has agreed a content partnership with Amazon Prime Video which will see the US SVoD service’s original creations available on French pay-TV service SFR. Content such as The Boys, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Good Omens, The Man in the High Castle, and the upcoming Carnival Row, will be accessible shortly to […]

August 27, 2019From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Will Love Nature start UHD rush?

Sky will start offering programming from Love Nature, the all-4K channel which is owned by Canada-based Blue Ant Media, later this year the channel will broadcast as part of Sky’s ‘on demand’ service and to UK, Germany and Italian subscribers. However, with precious few UHD channel transmissions available, will this move start something of a […]

August 23, 2019

8K coverage for Rugby World Cup

Organisers of the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan have suggested that Asia’s first tournament will set new standards in rugby broadcast production, providing a record global footprint and attracting new fans and showcasing the sport in higher quality than ever before, with 8K coverage being offered to the Japanese domestic market via NHK, and […]

August 21, 2019By Colin Mann

Netflix pushing TV tech boundaries

Just about every original programme and commissioned series on Netflix is made under their ‘4K obligations’. Indeed, the OTT streamer is so tough on film and programme-makers that it will not permit original material to be shot on one of the industry’s most popular cameras, the ARRI Alexa. The rules affect ARRI’s highly-regarded Alexa cameras […]

August 13, 2019