Twitter

Content Technology Operators 

The State of #HDR in Broadcast and OTT – CES 2016 update

Yoeri Geutskens who sifts through all the Ultra HD news from his @UHD4k twitter account gives us the state of play with the different HDR initiatives at the end of 2015, the last of the pre-UHD years?

User experience gain must trump resource consumption for UHD success

This opinion blog is about 3 things that could derail UHD if User Experience lets them. Ok so you can already tell that I’m biased. I believe in UHD and its five components that will change user experience: Higher resolution (4K) Higher Dynamic Range (ability to see details in both brighter whites and darker blacks

(More)…

“HaLow” sets stage for multi-channel Wi-Fi

Philip Hunter looks into the probable impact of “Halow”, the new low-power high-range standard from the Wi-Fi Alliance. Expect compatible devices to hit the market in 2018.

@nebul2′s 14 reasons why 2015 will be yet another #UHD #IBCShow

14 topic areas classified by decreasing level of visibility I have on how things are panning out in that particular domain:
1. Broadcast networks (DVB), 2. Studio equipment (cameras etc.), 3. IP network; CDN and Bandwidth, 4. Codecs (HEVC), 5. Head-ends (Encoders, Origins, etc.), 6. 4K/UHD resolutions, 7. Security for UHD, 8. TV sets & STBs, 9. Frame rates, 10. Next Gen Audio, 11. HDR, 12. Wide Color Gamut, 13. Work flows, 14. UHD-only content

Operators unhappy over Wi-Fi and unlicensed cellular coexistence plans

Controversy has raged for well over a year now over plans by some mobile network operators (MNOs) to extend their spectrum into unlicensed 5GHz bands currently occupied by Wi-Fi. The arguments have been both commercial and technical, centering on the rights of MNOs to compete with established Wi-Fi networks and at the same time the

(More)…

Google getting it right at last with Android TV

It may still be too early to be sure, but there are signs that with Android TV Google’s connected video strategy is at last starting to look joined up. There is not yet any killer blow in sight, which could only really come from the content angle, but evidence is mounting that Google now has

(More)…

My Ultra High Definition #NAB15

There is always plenty to see at NAB and if I liked Las Vegas, I’d surely come more often. But the last time I was here was in 2001 when the show was dubbed the convergence NAB. I’m going again this year for one main reason: Ultra HD. Sure 4K has been a key topic

(More)…

Operators plan massive carrier grade Wi-Fi expansion

Huge pent up appetite for carrier grade Wi-Fi has been confirmed by recent research commissioned by customer experience specialist Amdocs, suggesting that both cable operators and MNOs (Mobile Network Operators) will deploy this at massive scale over the next three years. The research, conducted by Real Wireless and Rethink Technology Research, identifies how operators in both these

(More)…