Newsletter issue 2: UHD around the UEFA 2020 Football championship

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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Newsletter issue 2: UHD around the UEFA 2020 Football championship

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Welcome to our second thematic newsletter. This issue is on the UHD coverage of one of 2021’s major sporting events. The UEFA Euro 2020 Football Championship was a massive broadcast and streaming endeavor leading to 2,000 hours of production managed by eleven production teams. Without counting the dozens of staff from each of the dozens of broadcasters and platforms that […]

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UHD Coverage of the UEFA 2020 Football Championship

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There are many ways to slice and dice a market, for example, whether to count affiliate networks or not. We focused here just on services that picked up a feed directly from the IBC and, as with our Service Tracker, that also have a recognizable commercial brand that viewers can interact with to watch the live […]

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TF1, a technical perspective on HDR to SDR conversion during UEFA 2020

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TF1 is France’s largest broadcaster. Their main channel, also called TF1, is available FTA in all French homes with access to TV services representing over 25 million homes. Yves Davot, Broadcast Engineering Manager at TF1, recently presented the network’s experience delivering a UHD service for Euro 2020 to the French UHD trade group FAVN, an Ultra HD Forum member. His presentation (in French) […]

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KPN’s User-experience of HDR During the UEFA Euro 2020

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UEFA Euro 2020 in Ultra HD User experiences on KPN iTV by Dolf Schinkel TV Architect, KPN Version 1.0, November 2021 Introduction The Dutch Public Broadcaster NPO broadcast the European Championship football from 18 June 2021 in Ultra HD, with 4K resolution using High Dynamic Range. KPN, a TV distributing Telco, made the Ultra HD […]

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