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

December 22nd, 2022

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

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 […]

OMDIA’s NAB 2022 Market Update

May 2nd, 2022

During the Ultra HD Forum NAB session on the reality of Ultra HD deployments in 2022, Maria Rua Aguete provided OMDIA’s latest relevant market update, with some surprises, which you can watch below. If you want access to the slide deck please reach out directly to Maria.

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 […]

The Trials and Tribulations of Distributing the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with Dolby Atmos

August 31st, 2021

Dolf Schinkel, KPN dolf DOT schnikel AT Summer 2021 On 18, 20, and 22 May, KPN distributed the live Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with Dolby Atmos sound in a project with NPO Innovation and the Dutch ESC2021 organisation. KPN has an interactive TV platform with over 2 million users. About 25% of the users […]

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