The Broadcast Bridge Publishes Almost 100 Articles Each Month

The Broadcast Bridge publishes about 100 articles every month. Given that high number, you could be expected to have missed one or more of them. Here are two recent articles that our data says readers found highly interesting.

Insight TV is amassing a hefty catalogue of UHD 50/60p and HDR in HLG format content. Broadcasters have yet to create a pathway to viewers.

Insight TV is amassing a hefty catalogue of UHD 50/60p and HDR in HLG format content. Broadcasters have yet to create a pathway to viewers.

The Broadcast Bridge assesses the status of UHD and finds the rollout is being hindered because it is inextricably bound up with the complexities of High Dynamic Range (HDR). As this article notes, while Sky and BT have launched successful UHD services without HDR, there is general agreement that 4K needs to be a significant visual improvement over the current technology (i.e. HD) for customers to pay more for it.

But if, as seems the case, the investment in infrastructure needed for HDR is relatively minor and can often be handled with current equipment, what’s the hold up? 

Learn more in the article, “What's Holding Up Delivery of UHD?

The IP Showcase at IBC will feature the adoption of SMPTE ST 2110.

The IP Showcase at IBC will feature the adoption of SMPTE ST 2110.

The recent IBC exhibition provided for a comprehensive review of vendors and technology supporting the SMPTE ST 2110 standard. The technology was well displayed and explained at the 2018 IBC IP Showcase. While technical managers recognize the industry is moving into a new era, where internet protocol (IP)-based infrastructures and interfaces are now becoming practical, there remain many questions on the standard’s adoption.

To help readers better understand this industry-wide migration, we tasked SMPTE president Mathew Goldman to review the standard and what might be expected with respect to its pace of adoption. Learn more about the standard, its benefits and possible timeframe in the article, “The Status of SMPTE ST 2110.”

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