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DTG Daily News Roundup
BT Sport tests HDR, Sony's 4k cat vids, 'open' iPlayer update and more BBC inspections
BT Sport tests HDR with Ultra HD
BT has been testing a High Dynamic Range extension to its 4k Ultra HD sport service, although there's no timeline for launching an upgrade.
The current set-up, demonstrated during BT's Innovation 2015 event at AdAstral Park R&D hub, uses the BBC's Hybrid Gamma HDR system which is backwards-compatible with non-HDR displays.
4k cats christen Sony's UHD YouTube channel
Sony has launched a 4k channel on YouTube to showcase both its 4k cameras and give owners of 4k TVs something to show off to their friends.
The new channel includes playlists for the F55 and F65 cameras, a rocket launch, and film clips as well as the obligatory cat video: "What R 4k?".
ITV and Channel 4 welcome 'open' iPlayer
The BBC's proposal to open the iPlayer as a platform for cultural and commercial content from around the UK is being looked at by ITV and Channel 4.
The commercial channels have yet to see firm proposals, but told industry bible Broadcast they would not dismiss access to the BBC's technology and audience.
DCMS to measure BBC's market impact
The Government has commissioned an independent review of the BBC's impact on its commercial competitors as part of its preparation for a White Paper on the future of the corporation.
Consultancy O&O and economic analysts Oxera will soon publish their definitions and scope for the research, which will be completed by the end of January 2016.
Freeview announces that all future products will be HD beyond 2016
Freeview has announced a migration of its product labelling towards HD-only products from the start of 2016, supported by the DTG.
The UK’s biggest TV platform said that the Freeview Trade Mark Licence will only be granted for HD products from the end of 2016, and will no longer appear on new SD products.
"UHD is ready to roll": SES Ultra HD Conference @ the DTG, September 29th 2015
SES hosted a conference in London on September 29th 2015 that gave up-to-date views from industry experts on the introduction of Ultra High Definition (UHD) to the television market.
Opening the conference, journalist and industry analyst Chris Forrester said that UHD has taken huge steps forward over the past six months and cited UHD channels in China, Europe (France, Germany and UK) Japan, Korea, India as well as the USA.
WTIC assesses interference risks of 2.3GHz 4G LTE to WiFi and Bluetooth
WiFi and Bluetooth devices at 2.4GHz could be affected by new 4G LTE traffic in the 2.3GHz band after it’s auctioned later this year.
That’s the conclusion of research by the Wireless Test and Innovation Centre (WTIC) hosted by DTG Testing, to assess the impact of mobile broadband services on existing users.
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