Video: In this week’s Tech Expert, Colin Warhurst explains the technology behind better picture quality and the different meanings ‘UHD-HDR’ can offer.
Japanese broadcaster NHK has outlined its plans to broadcast the upcoming Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in 8K across seven disciplines.
BT has updated the BT Sport app for small screen devices aiming to enhance the viewing experience for its customers with a series of new features.
A screening of the UEFA Europa League match between Arsenal and Olympiacos last night was successfully delivered in 8K by BT Sport and Samsung.
Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has announced several wins for key football rights including the German Bundesliga and the English Premier League.
IBC has extended the deadline for submissions for Technical Papers for IBC2020 to 10 February 2020.
Eleven Sports COO Anouk Mertens discusses ambitions to expand and innovate in both the delivery and production arms of the business.
The OTT and broadcast experience get closer with latest latency and quality tech advances, with the quality of experience gap is closing as needs for faster speeds take hold in sports, gambling and even military video.
As the year draws to a close, IBC365 takes a look at some of the most popular news and industry trend articles in our Publish category.
How do you capture a snapshot of the year in technology? It’s impossible to cover everything, especially in a market as diverse and exciting as media and entertainment, but here we cast an eye over some of 2019’s top tech moments.
Amazon has agreed an exclusive output deal with Lionsgate Movies to be the UK’s go-to streaming choice for the studio’s recent releases and upcoming theatrical films.
Multiple HDR formats and concerns about production complexity mean that UHD is still some way off from becoming a default choice, writes David Davies.
SMPTE 2019: NHK developed its own 8K camera system after the Japanese broadcaster decided to shoot upcoming sports broadcasts in the country in the format. At SMPTE 2019, NHK spoke about the key elements of the format.
In this paper, Globosat presents the experience, challenges, techniques and results obtained by Globosat, in partnership with Samsung Brazil, with live streaming 56 matches of the 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP in Russia for connected TVs with 4K UHD HDR and immersive audio.
Public cloud services are evolving and so is the adoption of cloud services across major broadcasters and TV production companies. Run any Windows application on any device using a HTML5 browser all powered by cloud services – this is the new normal writes Nutanix senior technologist Ruben Spruijt.
BBC Studios has struck an agreement to distribute its BBC channels across Asia through Globecast on MEASAT Satellite Systems.
Europe’s Pay-TV market is fragmented, but it continues to be the most common way of receiving TV, according to an IABM snapshot of the market.
At IBC2019 there were several announcements about the 8K future. Chris Forrester looks at some of the enthusiasm around 8K.
IBC2019: Paper authors at an IBC Tech Talk presented research on why 3GPP has created a new media streaming architecture for 5G, new innovation in 4K and UHDTV delivery and regional programme variations in a Single Frequency Network (SFN).
Having been around broadcasting his whole adult life, NABA’s Michael McEwen has a strong view on how the second generations of digital radio and television broadcasting might find a home in the ‘all things possible’ digital environment.
Content technology such as 8K and 5G were among the key announcements and demonstrations at the IFA conference in Germany this year, writes Paolo Pescatore.
Integration with SSAI capability, Dynamic Content Insertion, means that live streaming allows better monetisation and localisation, says M2A Media CEO Marina Kalkanis.
Low-latency live streaming requires measures to maintain viewing quality, says StackPath VP platform services Josh Chesarek.
IBC preview magazine Insight contains interviews with keynote speakers, an overview of some of the technology trends that will dominate IBC2019 as well as guides to the show’s exciting and innovative features, from the Future Zone to the Esports Showcase.
We are currently in a transition from 1080p to UHD, so why is the industry intent on pushing 8K?
SMPTE has unveiled the full event lineup for its annual technical conference and exhibition, with cinematographer Todd Douglas Miller and astronaut Terry Virts amongst the featured speakers.
BT Sport has launched a new channel which will deliver ultra-high definition, high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound for live sport.
50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, satellite startup OneWeb has successfully proven its satellite constellation can deliver high-speed and low-latency services from space.
The BBC will broadcast the 2019 Wimbledon Championships in high-definition live for the first time across its TV, radio and digital channels.
Amazon has launched its first Fire TV Edition TV with support for Dolby Vision.
Australian telecoms company Telstra has demonstrated its high performance media IP network outside of its home nation for the first time with the live remote broadcast of the World Relay Championship in Japan.
More than 11 million people tuned into BT Sport’s Champions League coverage – the highest ever figures for the UK sport channel.
Virgin Media has successfully broadcast Eurosport’s French Open coverage to its UK customers in 4K UHD and HDR.
Join IBC365 on demand to explore how pixels, higher frame rates, wide colour gamut and high dynamic range are transforming the production process.
Sales of 4K and UHD devices are set to grow by more than 50% by 2023, with streaming services leading investment into 4K programming.
From the creation of content in the cloud to the delivery of content to mobile devices, NAB 2019 was awash with innovation that suggests an even closer relationship between the media and telco industries.
NAB 2019: Fox and NBC among TV broadcasters in the US to collaborate on the deployment of ATSC 3.0 for next-generation TV viewing experiences.
NAB 2019: A guide to end-to-end UHD workflows has been released by the UHD Forum in a bid to define best technological practice for the creation and delivery of UHD and HDR formats.
4K, IP and immersive audio are among the technologies impacting dramatically on the design and build of new OB units, writes David Davies.
Far more than a game streaming service, Google Stadia represents a transformative shift in digital communication, writes Adrian Pennington.
Major economies are leading the development of Latin America’s media market, but many countries in the region lack the infrastructure and resources to develop their broadcast industries, according to an IABM report.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has opened its call for technical manuscripts focussed on the future of media distribution and developments with forward-thinking cutting edge technology applications.
The Berlin Philharmonic’s decision to stream its concerts in high-quality audio and video has seen it push both technical as well as creative boundaries, writes David Davies.
Join IBC365 on demand to learn how 5G will transform the way content is created.
The 4K/UHD expectations of some leading streaming services mean that the home viewing experience could soon rival that encountered in commercial cinemas, writes David Davies.
The first instalment of a two-part round-up of the main talking points of 2018 includes the battle for net neutrality, 5G advances at the Winter Olympics, the Premier League rights battle and a Facebook scandal that still haunts the social media giant.
Ahead of the launch of the world’s first 8K channel in December, Japanese broadcaster NHK has been filming dedicated 8K programmes in major European cities.
The SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition provides an opportunity to take a deep dive into the latest techniques and technologies shaping the media and entertainment industry, writes Aimée Ricca
The war between pirates and the media industry continues, particularly in the field of illegal satellite distribution.
Satellite has a vital role to play in the distribution of UHD programming, especially the delivery of high-value live content to large audiences.
Signal linearisation is critical within satellite uplink amplifiers, writes Rohde & Schwarz Vice President Transmitter and Amplifier Systems Cornelius Heinemann.
Over the past several months, it has become clear that, in many ways, far from being a distinct sector, the satellite industry is a microcosm of the larger broadcast industry in which it operates.
Advances in 4K and UHD live production, fresh solutions for OTT content, an array of cloud-based ‘big data’ workflow sharing solutions and remote collaboration tools were the main themes in Halls 9, 13 and 15.
The desire to bring more content of higher quality to more people has been driving, and will continue to drive, activity in the satellite industry.
Read technical papers discussing the impact and promise of 5G from Ericsson, Qualcomm, Samsung, Orange and Arris, watch experts in the IBC2018 Tech Talks presentation who discuss the reality of 5G and the pipeline for delivery.
The DVB is working hard on the next phase of OTT delivery, writes DVB Project Head of Technology Peter Siebert.
IBC2018: Senior execs from companies such as Avid, AWS, NEP and ITV debate the state of the industry at IABM Business Breakfast.
Team behind new Netflix sci-fi drama The Innocents reveal how it was produced in HDR.
IBC2018: UHD screens will be in every third home in the US and every sixth home in Europe by the end of this year, says satellite operator
8K, in the shape of NHK’s Super Hi-Vision, has been an important part of the IBC Future Zone for years. This year, however, it’s breaking out to the rest of the show. How long, then, before 8K starts to go mainstream?
As mobile video continues to grow, so too do consumer expectations, writes Penthera President and Chief Operating Officer Daniel Taitz.
Watch on demand as IBC365 previews the anticipated themes and highlights of IBC2018.
Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) are set to be two of the hottest topics at IBC2018.
BBC R&D has scooped the Best Conference Paper Award for its research into practical uses of AI for production.
UHD, HDR, AI, VR and social media expansion make debut for FIFA’s World Cup.
Post-production companies, long considered to be the ‘last stage’ in the broadcast and film chain, are often the most enthusiastic early adopters of cutting edge technology.
Coverage of the UEFA Champions League Final is set to be another UHD and VR 360 spectacular, while chances seem high that the BBC will commit to UHD HDR live streaming of FIFA World Cup in Russia.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cannes MIPtv programming market in April will see plenty of 4K/UHD programming available. IBC365 looks at some of the anticipated highlights.
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.
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.
Over-the-air (OTA) TV, higher definition content and immersive experiences were top of the agenda during the conference sessions at CES.
PyeongChang is shaping up to be the most innovative Olympics ever, with advances in 8K and 5G production and an avalanche of OTT content.
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?
Interview: Netflix Manager of Production Engineering Jimmy Fusil on overcoming the UHD challenge and managing big data.
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.
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.
There are now more than 50 commercial Ultra HD services worldwide, but for many broadcasters, moving to UHD is a more distant aspiration.
NBC has said that it is excited about the potential of 5G to offer its sports fans a better user experience over mobile.
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.
Selected highlights from the Future Zone, one of the most vibrant sections of IBC2017
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.
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.
Broadcasting UHD content is about more than just picture quality says Steam Labs CMO Anna Danilova.
Overcoming a fragmented technology eco-system will be key to widescale take up of advanced formats such as UHD, writes Dr. Hans Hoffmann, EBU.
With many broadcast vendors supporting 5G tests and trials, the nascent technology could lead to much more than faster mobile internet browsing.
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.
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.
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.
The growing importance – and complexity – of VoD platforms has required vendors and service providers to provide sophisticated solutions.
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?
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?
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.
South American broadcasting is facing similar disruptions to the global market, but the challenges have a local flavour.
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.
The introduction of image systems with higher dynamic range and a wider colour gamut is a globally active topic.
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.
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.
We are witnessing today the big shifting of audio-visual professionals towards Beyond HD resolutions.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.