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What’s new in the UltraHD Forum’s Guidelines v2.6?

April 19th, 2022

With the NAB Show this year, we hope to return to the normal pace of new developments in the TV business. Despite COVID, UHD has continued to grow both in the number of channels and services delivering UHD video (as you can see in our ever-growing Service Tracker) and in the development of new technologies […]

Brazil adopts TV 3.0 with many component technologies described in the Ultra HD Forum’s Guidelines

March 29th, 2022

After a lengthy and challenging Call for Proposals (CFP) for a next-generation digital TV system called “TV 3.0”, the Brazilian Terrestrial Television System Forum (SBTVD) recently finalized the technical evaluation phase. The SBTVD Forum has thoroughly tested and evaluated different technologies for distributing current and future formats up to 8K resolution to broadcast and OTT […]

UHD services come in all sizes

June 28th, 2021

Since the latest update this week of the B2C services, the UHD Service Tracker now tracks almost 300 service providers in the world that offer Ultra HD video content to their customers (B2B) or subscribers (B2C). The B2C services went from 189 to 209 in six months with a few services that we are aware of but […]

What’s in a name

June 2nd, 2021

By Sam Matheny Ultra HD Forum Board Member, CTO & Executive Vice President at the National Association of Broadcasters. In Act II, Scene I of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet both asks a question and answers it with a profound statement,  “What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose By any other name would smell […]

Bang for the Bit – Benefits of HDR

April 29th, 2021

The Ultra HD Service Tracker list business to consumer (B2C) and business to business (B2B) TV services around the world that offer Ultra HD video content.  Now, Ultra HD covers a few different spatial formats.  The most well-known in main-stream parlance is 4K resolution, but 8K resolution is also under the ‘Ultra HD’ banner, as is 1080p […]

The most popular distribution networks for Ultra HD

April 15th, 2021

The Ultra HD Forum’s Service Tracker lists Ultra HD services available directly to consumers as well as channels that are offered as a B2B service to IPTV and cable operators for distribution to their subscribers. The B2B channels may be delivered in various ways, and are often done by satellite, but because they use multiple […]

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