David Souhami – HDR is the next step for video quality but standards must converge

The broadcast and TV industries have been focusing heavily on 4K for at least two years now and hyping it as the next big thing for video quality. Yet it has not yet delivered on its promise for several reasons, including insufficient capacity in the transport infrastructure, lack of enough compelling 4K content and the […]

SES Platform Services to take Pearl.tv Ultra HD on air

SES Platform Services Playout

SES Platform Services, the technical services subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES, will handle the broadcasting of Pearl.tv UHD, Europe’s first free-to-air Ultra HD channel scheduled to launch at German consumer electronics fair IFA 2015 in Berlin on September 4.

BT to introduce Ultra HD set-top

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BT is to launch Europe’s first broadcast Ultra HD channel this August. The service will debut with the Community Shield, the traditional curtain raiser to the English football season, and later include selected games from the UEFA Champions League, Barclays Premier League, FA Cup and Aviva Premiership Rugby.