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The most popular distribution networks for Ultra HD

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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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Watermarking API for Encoder Integration ready for download

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This document provides an API for integrating watermarking technologies in content creation workflow: It is the first of its kind resulting from a collaboration between the major watermarking technology vendors It allows interoperable integration of watermarking technologies in a transcoder While initially targeting integration in workflows for ABR content preparation, it is also extendable to […]

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Ultra HD Forum session during DVB World 2020

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The DVB’s annual conference DVB World is taking place in Sevilla this year and addresses UHD within a dedicated session on formats and codecs. We are happy the Ultra HD Forum is the program partner for UHD content this year.  We have put together a 90-minute session with two 20-minutes keynotes and a 50-minute interactive […]

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UHD MOMENTUM CONTINUES IN 2019

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Ultra HD Forum comes to IBC 2019 with new release of their Guidelines, demonstrations of differences between 8K and 4K and High Frame Rate and produces a deployment focused UHD Masterclass. The Ultra HD Forum, will use IBC to release the latest version 2.1 of its Guidelines, bringing plugfest-studied refinements and standards-based enhancements such as […]

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NAB2019: Demonstrating UHD’s Year of Maturity

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At NAB 2019 we showcase key demonstrations of the Foundation and Additional layers of UHD Technology combined in the new Guidelines, with more than a nod to the future of the development of UHD in the NAB Pilot Futures Park at N1531, North Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center. We have produced a video overview of […]

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Why join the Ultra HD Forum?

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The Ultra HD Forum brings together 50 market leaders from every part of the industry; broadcasters, service providers, consumer electronics, and technology vendors to collaborate on solving the real-world challenges of UHD and accelerating its deployment. The Ultra HD Forum scope connects and covers the entire glass to glass ecosystem use cases of live, real-time, […]

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UHD services come in all sizes

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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 […]

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What’s in a name

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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 […]

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Bang for the Bit – Benefits of HDR

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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 […]

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Seven years of Ultra HD service uptake

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By Yoeri Geutskens The Ultra HD Forum’s Service Tracker keeps a record of Ultra HD services worldwide, covering services offered directly to consumers as well as ‘B2B’ services supplied to service providers, who in turn offer these to consumers. These B2C service providers include IPTV, cable, satellite (DTH), and terrestrial (DTT) operators, as well as streaming video […]

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