Hispasat first to launch 4K broadcasting with HDR

Wednesday 9 September 2015 | 14:25 CET | News
Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has announced the launch of ultra high definition 4K TV transmissions using the High Dynamic Range (HDR) format. The company joined forces with Cellnex Telecom, Dolby, RTVE and Thomson Video Networks to launch the satellite service, the first to use Dolby Vision HDR encoding, via the European coverage of its Hispasat 1E satellite. Hispasat said the new technology reproduces a wider luminance range, providing better quality, greater contrast and more colour for high resolution images. The company will be showcasing the technology, which complements its

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Dolby / Hispasat / RTVE / Thomson Video Networks
Countries: World
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