Following successful transmissions of the Winter Olympics and FIFA World Cup, 2018 is officially the Year of Live HDR TV.
That’s according to the Ultra HD Forum, which is staging its annual UHDF Masterclass at IBC 2018 (Monday September 17 at 10.45am). It will present early findings from its annual industry research into operators’ UHD expectations, while IHS Markit will help the Forum analyse trends from the survey.
“After a few small-scale tests in 2017, this year will go down as the year of live HDR with the Winter Olympics and FIFA World Cup content widely available,” said forum president Thierry Fautier. “We also saw some of the first major HFR tests with the EBU producing the European track and field championship last month. I’m also excited to welcome UHD-pioneer BBC as one of the Forum’s latest members.”
Next Gen Audio trials have also continued in 2018, including at last month’s European Athletics Championships and the French Open tennis.