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Direct view displays: The future of cinema?

2018-05-10T15:03:00+01:00By

Direct view LED displays promise greater luminosity and lower running costs, but will the high cost of installation and audience appetite for crisper images support rollout of the Samsung and Sony-backed technology?

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Regional focus: North America

2018-04-20T09:57:00+01:00By

As the media technology industry gathered in Las Vegas for NAB, the IABM produced a regional report on one of the world’s largest broadcast and media markets.

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NAB 2018: UHD lenses in focus

2018-04-13T09:21:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: The range of cameras with larger sensors from the likes of Arri, Panavision, Red and Sony offer more choice than ever when it comes to acquisition formats and lens options.

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UHD and HDR in the frame at NAB 2018

2018-04-12T19:32:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: A glut of statistics on consumer interest in UHD, as well as the unveiling of kit from the likes of Sony, Blackmagic, Canon and Panasonic point to the steady uptake of UHD.

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UHD evolution: Phase B guidelines released

2018-04-10T02:08:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: The Ultra HD Forum has released its Phase B guidelines demonstrating at the Las Vegas trade show the developments of UHD and HDR formats to enhance viewing experiences.

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On-demand webinar: NAB Show 2018 Deconstructed

2018-03-28T14:30:00+01:00

Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas: IBC365 is joined by a panel of industry experts to review what went on, what was hot, and what happened at the NAB 2018 conference and show floor.

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Which UHD series will dominate MIPtv?

2018-03-28T11:59:00+01:00By

The Cannes MIPtv programming market in April will see plenty of 4K/UHD programming available. IBC365 looks at some of the anticipated highlights.

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What will be big at NAB 2018?

2018-03-27T15:02:00+01:00By

From AI to M&A, Dick Hobbs picks his way through the marketing buzz to predict what visitors might be talking about at NAB 2018.

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Five trends that will shape broadcast technology

2018-03-08T22:10:00+00:00By

From increased application of artificial intelligence to an acceleration in adoption of the cloud, IABM Lead Research Analyst Lorenzo Zanni selects five trends that will shape the broadcast technology sector.

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OTA, 8K and VR: Tracking trends in Las Vegas

2018-02-01T16:20:00+00:00By

Over-the-air (OTA) TV, higher definition content and immersive experiences were top of the agenda during the conference sessions at CES.

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Winter Olympics innovates with 8K HDR and live 5G production firsts

2018-01-31T11:20:00+00:00By

PyeongChang is shaping up to be the most innovative Olympics ever, with advances in 8K and 5G production and an avalanche of OTT content.

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What's holding back HDR?

2017-12-11T20:33:00+00:00By

The availability of BBC natural history series Blue Planet II in UHD HDR has been one of the more high profile recent HDR releases, but have the variety of industry standards and approaches hampered rollout?

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Netflix on overcoming the UHD challenge

2017-11-21T12:20:00+00:00

Interview: Netflix Manager of Production Engineering Jimmy Fusil on overcoming the UHD challenge and managing big data.

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HDR for the second screen

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Sean T. McCarthy

HDR will soon be just as much about delivering great video experiences to tablets and smartphones as it is about delivering to the UHD TV in the living room.

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The UHD industry eclipse

2017-09-25T15:50:00+01:00By

IBC2017: Deep dive into a new generation of audio, better HDR and HFR were on the agenda when executives assembled during the Ultra HD Forum Masterclass.

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HD HDR has the wow factor

2017-09-18T14:50:00+01:00By

There are now more than 50 commercial Ultra HD services worldwide, but for many broadcasters, moving to UHD is a more distant aspiration.

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5G set to drive higher engagement

2017-09-18T12:13:00+01:00By David Wood

NBC has said that it is excited about the potential of 5G to offer its sports fans a better user experience over mobile.

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Content pipeline and delivery issues hold up UHD roll out

2017-09-17T14:47:00+01:00By David Wood

There’s no doubt that the roll out of UHD services has been slower than the adoption of HD. IBC held a conference session on UHD to allow senior figures from Sky, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Netflix, Ericsson and Molinare to air the reasons why.

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A taste of the what’s to come: Inside the Future Zone

2017-09-17T10:13:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

Selected highlights from the Future Zone, one of the most vibrant sections of IBC2017

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Interview: Bill Baggelaar, Sony Pictures

2017-09-15T07:00:00+01:00By

The demand for greater quality images means that those crafting UHD and HDR content need to do so in a reliable and cost-effective way.

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The technology that could change sport on TV

2017-09-14T12:10:00+01:00By

Ultra HD and VR might make all the headlines but when it comes to pushing the boundaries of sports production, but better use of data and artificial intelligence are likely to be the big winners, suggests David Shield.

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Monitoring the quality of UHD delivery

2017-09-14T11:32:00+01:00Brought to you by

Broadcasting UHD content is about more than just picture quality says Steam Labs CMO Anna Danilova.

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Is UHD TV on the rise or stalling?

2017-09-07T07:00:00+01:00

Overcoming a fragmented technology eco-system will be key to widescale take up of advanced formats such as UHD, writes Dr. Hans Hoffmann, EBU.

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What 5G could mean for broadcast

2017-08-16T20:35:00+01:00By

With many broadcast vendors supporting 5G tests and trials, the nascent technology could lead to much more than faster mobile internet browsing.

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Monitoring UHD and HDR content

2017-08-08T08:41:00+01:00By

The advent of UHD and HDR has made the need for accurate monitoring in the field and post production suites more acute than ever before.

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Q&A: Eutelsat's Claudia Vaccarone

2017-07-31T15:33:00+01:00Brought to you by

Eutelsat’s latest industry survey focuses on Ultra HD, with an in-depth, across the board examination of how key players see this innovative broadcasting format evolving. Eutelsat Head of Market Research and Customer Experience Claudia Vaccarone discusses the report.

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Building the future: BBC Wales all-IP facility

2017-07-04T16:37:00+01:00By

BBC Wales is making the bold step of ditching traditional baseband transmission in its new headquarters which is currently being built in Central Square, Cardiff.

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Managing VoD platforms and the delivery of content

2017-06-30T10:35:00+01:00By

The growing importance – and complexity – of VoD platforms has required vendors and service providers to provide sophisticated solutions.

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Is the DSLR revolution spent?

2017-06-22T13:05:00+01:00By

Several years ago shooting video on DSLRs was a big new trend, then video manufacturers responded with their own large-sensor camcorders. So, what place do the latest DSLRs have in broadcasting?

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NAB vendors state the case for HDR

2017-05-12T15:16:00+01:00By

In the search for the next big thing after HD, first came 4K. It was a simple concept to grasp: four times as many pixels must give a much better picture, surely?

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Netflix and Amazon invest in higher res tech

2017-05-11T16:26:00+01:00By Heather McLean

Amazon and Netflix are not only acquiring documentaries and films, but are also heavily involved in producing their own content using ultra high definition (UHD) technologies, according to a white paper – 4K and UHD: So much more than just HD Video – released by IHS Markit.

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The view from South America with Liliana Nakonechnyj

2017-04-26T13:18:00+01:00By

South American broadcasting is facing similar disruptions to the global market, but the challenges have a local flavour.

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Ultra HD: Bandwidth planning and verification for 4K

2017-04-07T15:28:00+01:00By Sean T. McCarthy ARRIS USA

Only a decade ago, high definition was the big new thing. With it came new wider 16:9 aspect ratio flat screen TVs that made the living room stylish in a way that old CRTs couldn’t match.

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Extended image dynamic range system for UHDTV broadcasting

2017-04-05T11:57:00+01:00By Y. Kusakabe Y. Ikeda N. Shirai K. Masaoka T. Yamashita Y. Nishida T. Ikeda and M. Sugawara N

The introduction of image systems with higher dynamic range and a wider colour gamut is a globally active topic.

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Ready for 8K UHDTV broadcasting in Japan

2017-04-04T17:27:00+01:00By Yusuke Miki Tsuyoshi Sakiyama Kenichiro Ichikawa Mayumi Abe Seiji Mitsuhashi Masayuki Miyazaki

8K Super Hi-Vision (UHDTV) is a broadcasting medium featuring 16 times the number of pixels as Hi-Vision (HDTV) and 22.2 multichannel sound to provide a highly realistic “you are there” sensation.

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Prediction: Stellar growth for UHD

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00By Catherine Wright

Is There a Business Case for UHD?’

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Raymundo Barros: Building for a bigger and brighter future

2017-04-03T00:00:00+01:00By

As CTO at Globo, Raymundo Barros is responsible for overseeing engineering and technology operations. He led and spearheaded major initiatives such as the transition to digital TV and the creation and distribution of 4K, 4K HDR and 8K content.

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UHD inter-codec interference in real life production chain

2017-03-24T13:22:00+00:00By Asma Jenhani Mesclado France Jean-François Nivart Image Matters Belgium

We are witnessing today the big shifting of audio-visual professionals towards Beyond HD resolutions.

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A single layer HDR video coding framework with SDR capability

2017-03-21T13:28:00+00:00By Edouard François Technicolor France Leon van de Kerkhof Philips Netherlands

The arrival of the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard enables the deployment of new video services with enhanced viewing experience, such as Ultra HD broadcast services. In addition to an increased spatial resolution, Ultra HD can bring a wider colour gamut (WCG) and a higher dynamic range (HDR) than ...

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BT Sport Ultra HD - Europe's first ultra high definition television sports channel

2017-03-10T10:24:00+00:00By Andy Beale Simon Jones and Ian Wallace BT Sport London UK. BT TSO London UK

BT launched its IPTV service in 2006 offering a combination of On-Demand video and Digital Terrestrial Television. In 2012 BT TV added multicast delivered channels to the service providing High Definition (HD) Linear TV, over a Fibre-To-The-Cabinet (FTTC) access network, to BT Broadband customers.

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Opening of the Holy Door by Pope Francis

2017-03-10T10:22:00+00:00By S. D’Agostini R. Alocci CTV – Centro Televisivo Vaticano; A. Alquati Globecast; C. Benzi Eutelsa

The Centro Televisivo Vaticano (CTV) is the TV broadcasting centre of the Secretariat of Communication of the Holy See and its main goal is to contribute to spreading the universal message of the Pope through the production, distribution and archiving of TV material covering the activities of the Pope and ...

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Real world live 4K Ultra HD broadcasting with High Dynamic Range

2017-03-10T10:22:00+00:00By N. Andersen Vimond Media Solutions Norway

The first public demonstrations of the live production and delivery to home of 3840 x 2160 images were held in the early 2010s. These early trials prioritised the broadcast of higher resolution images over increased dynamic range or wider colour gamut. They were the result of advances in technology throughout ...

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Celebrating the launch of 8K/4K UHDTV satellite broadcasting and progress on full-featured 8K UHDTV in Japan

2017-03-10T10:20:00+00:00By Satoshi Hara Akira Hanada Ichie Masuhara Takayuki Yamashita and Kohji Mitani NHK Japan

NHK has been engaged in the development and standardisation of the 8K “Super Hi- Vision” (SHV) system since 1995. Super Hi-Vision is a state-of-the-art television (TV) broadcasting system that provides ultra-realistic viewing experiences to viewers, creating the sensation that they are in the actual scene.

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UHD for broadcast and the DVB Ultra HD-1 Phase 2 standard

2017-03-10T10:20:00+00:00By Thierry Fautier Harmonic Inc. San Jose California USA

The primary focus of this paper is to describe the different video options that will be used for broadcast or unicast over HTTP.

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