SES has announced the launch of a new Ultra HD test channel that will be used to transmit content of High Dynamic Range.
The announcement was made by Thomas Wrede, VP Reception Systems, at the satellite operator’s 9th Annual Industry Days. “High Dynamic Range will be a major improvement for satellite delivered Ultra HD television. As industry and operators now face the challenge of standardising and implementing a plethora of technology candidates, we intend to support the process with our test channel. At the same time, we have started to implement relevant HDR technology at our Munich playout facility.”
The channel carries Ultra HD content provided by LG Electronics, with a backwards compatible HDR technology called Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG). HLG HDR content will be demoed on LG’s E6 4K OLED TV.
HDR provides much higher contrast and a more realistic viewing experience.
Delegates at the event will also be able to view HDR implementations such as HDR 10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log Gamma and the Technicolor/Philips solution on state-of-the-art flat screens of major manufacturers.