Sinclair Broadcast Group and Technicolor delivered an industry first by successfully deploying Technicolor’s ATSC 3.0 4K UltraHD testbed platform and receiving an over-the-air signal.
A significant step in the road to Ultra High Definition TV services has been taken with the approval of the DVB-UHDTV Phase 1 specification at the 77th meeting of the DVB Steering Board. The specification includes an HEVC Profile for DVB broadcasting services that draws, from the options available with HEVC, those that will match the requirements for delivery of UHDTV Phase 1 and other formats. The specification updates ETSI TS 101 154 Specification for the use of Video and Audio Coding in Broadcasting Applications based on the MPEG-2 Transport Stream.
Feb 11, 2014 – (ACN Newswire) – Ace Thought Technologies, a leading provider of media processing software, today announced the release of highly optimized, multi-threaded, power efficient and real-time H.265/HEVC software video decoder for ARM Cortex-A series and x86 processors. Ace Thought’s HEVC video decoder software enables rich entertainment experience across smart-phones, tablets, set-top boxes, smart TVs and connected devices.
SVOD leader considers ultra high-definition format more readily adaptable to streaming than broadcast
Netflix reportedly is gearing up to stream movies and TV shows in 4K resolution within the next year or two, according to chief product officer Neil Hunt.
IDG News Service – An ITU group has approved a successor to the H.264 video encoding standard, opening the door to future video transmission using only half the bandwidth that’s now required.
The International Telecommunication Union’s H.265 standard is intended to help keep video flowing among smartphones, tablets, TVs and other devices as screen resolutions increase over the next 10 years. It should help to reduce the burden on wired and wireless networks, where video makes up a substantial portion of today’s traffic. Vendors and service providers are expected to phase in the new standard gradually as products and services outgrow the limitations of current technology.
France’s Orange was at the 2013 International CES previewing a video-on-demand service it plans to launch this spring on a Samsung connected TV that leverages High-efficiency Video Coding HEVC to deliver bandwidth-efficient 1080p HD content OTT.The Orange-Samsung HEVC implementation will be among the first, perhaps even the very first, in the world.
As consumers feast on even more video across multiple devices, the advent of Ultra HD – which has four times the picture quality of HD – will simply choke bandwidth. Sean McCarthy, of Motorola Mobility, says its future depends on a smarter, slimmer codec.