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Newsletter issue 2: UHD around the UEFA 2020 Football championship

December 12th, 2021

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 […]

UHD Coverage of the UEFA 2020 Football Championship

December 12th, 2021

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 […]

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

December 12th, 2021

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) […]

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

December 12th, 2021

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 […]

Forum Vendor Analysis of the French Market

August 18th, 2021

The Ultra HD Forum has many member companies active in France. For this first newsletter, we asked two vendors from the encoding side to tell us how they perceived the French market from a UHD perspective. Harmonic’s View on UHD Innovation in France Harmonic has contributed to UHD technology innovation in France for many years, […]

ARTE Launches a New HbbTV 2.0 Test Service for Live UHD Streaming Available to Industry Partners

August 18th, 2021

by Guy Ducos, HDR Business Development, PHILIPS IP&S (Ultra HD Forum member by way of FAVN) While France is working toward Terrestrial Broadcast Modernization for 2024, several French broadcasters have expressed their ambition to augment their terrestrial distribution offer with one or more HbbTV 2.0 services. Indeed, several new opportunities can arise from this approach: […]

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