Ultra HD Forum NAB 2018 State of the Industry (slides available)

So where are we in spring 2018 in terms of UHD deployments. Get the latest from Thierry Fautier, UHD President in his NAB 2018 keynote presentation.

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2018, a year of Ultra HD

UHD is no longer just in the future, it’s in the present too. This year at IBC, the Forum will focus on what is truly happening in the market in 2018.

In our booth in the future zone and during our masterclass on September 17th at 10:45, we will:

  • show how phase A has been deployed (4K resolution, static metadata-based HDR),
  • illustrate phase A results (UHD services commercially actually available TODAY),
  • show phase B technologies (e.g. HFR) in the IBC future-zone,
  • explain and demonstrate that phase B is a bolt-on to phase A i.e. fully backwards compatible.

Stay tuned…

Showcasing the evolution of UHD with HDR Technologies

Pod A – Universal HDR – Evolving UHD HDR Technologies to enhance consumer experience without breaking it
Pod B – Next Generation Audio – Immersive Audio Made More Personal
Pod C – High Frame Rate – Better Pixels Made Even Better
Pod D – Content Aware Encoding – Content Aware / Adaptive Encoding for Reduced Bandwidth and Increased QoE
Pod E – System Monitoring – More Visibility Under the Hood
Pod F – UHD Alliance, Broadcast in the Ultra HD PremiumTM Ecosystem and Interoperability from the Consumer Perspective
Supported by members of the Ultra HD Forum: ATEME, BBright, Beamr, Brightcove, Dolby, Fraunhofer, Huawei, LGE, PBS, Sony, Tag VS, Technicolor, and the UHD Alliance.

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34 Forum members exhibit at NAB 2018

All parts of the UHD value chain are represented this year, and of course our very own 7 demo pods at the Futures Park in North Hall.

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IBC 2018 Masterclass: Tech & Market perspective on the phase A UHD that’s already here

 Amsterdam RAI, G102/103, Monday, September 17th 10:45

In an Olympic and a World Cup year, the first generation of UHD has been fully rolled out, with over 50 commercial services worldwide, more than 125 live TV channels with 4K resolution and 1000s of hours of VoD. This Ultra HD Forum session will look into what’s under the hood of these initial services and how they relate to our Guidelines and Interoperability tests, with a special focus on HDR.

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Ultra HD Forum updates list of commercial UHD services

Commercial UHD services in operation that we were aware of as of April 2018.


Version 1.0 of UHD Phase B guidelines ready for download

UHD Phase B Guidelines address:

Dynamic Metadata HDR solutions
High Frame Rate
Content Aware Encoding
Next Generation Audio

Our Phase A guidelines, updated to V1.4 are also still available for download.

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Our Mission

The Ultra HD Forum is bringing together market leaders from every part of the industry; broadcasters, service providers, consumer electronics, and technology vendors to collaborate on solving the real-world hurdles, and accelerating Ultra HD deployment.



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