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State of the Union on UHD Live Sports Streaming in the US

May 26th, 2024
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By Thierry Fautier, Managing Director, Your Media Transformation, former President of the Ultra HD Forum. Introduction In the year 2024, as we prepare for the Paris Olympics, which will be produced entirely in UHD HDR for the first time, I want to provide updates on the current state of live sports streaming in UHD format, […]

Some Ultra HD data from the 2020/2021 Olympics

December 22nd, 2022
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One-third UHD production The chart below represents the amount hours of content produced by OBS during the Tokyo Olympics. By comparison, all productions by HBS at the 2022 FIFA World Cup were Ultra HD; as a reference, our service tracker currently shows that 57% of tracked (Ultra HD services offer HDR, note that the service tracker […]

A Forum Member’s View: Dolby’s Olympic Games

December 22nd, 2022
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As with previous newsletters, in this article, we explore the experience of one of our members. We talk to Dolby about their learnings from using their technology during the Tokyo and Beijing Olympics. The Covid-induced lockdowns have plagued our industry, but there was a beneficial side effect for once. The extra year allowed NBCU to […]

LUTs for Single Stream SDR-HDR Live Production used for the Olympics Shared with the Industry by NBCU

December 22nd, 2022
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Early live Ultra HD transmissions, including HDR, have been at the bleeding edge for over five years. One unfortunate side effect has often resulted in subpar SDR for consumers that didn’t have access to an HDR-capable set. With global events that include dozens of cameras and complex workflows, it is not commercially viable to maintain […]

Climbing the Ultra HD OTT ladder

October 18th, 2022
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By Thierry Fautier, Past President of the Ultra HD Forum, VP Strategy at Harmonic. I will provide in this blog some personal insights and observations on the Ultra HD OTT market, looking at it from different perspectives: services worldwide, special events, characteristics of production and distribution, devices, interop, and challenges remaining. Version 3 (major updates […]

Newest Version of ATSC 3.0 System Standard Addresses HDR Emission

May 26th, 2022

The ATSC “System Standard” (Document A/300) is the central guiding document in the ATSC 3.0 suite of standards. Updated annually, it details the most recent versions of the ATSC 3.0 standards in force for that year and provides general informative guidance about the standards. The latest version,  ATSC A/300:2022-04 “System Standard,” passed the ATSC membership […]

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