Jun 21, 2018

Wimbledon tennis to be screened in 4K HDR by BBC

The Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament is to be streamed in 4K resolution and high dynamic range colour to UK viewers by the BBC. It will follow a current trial in which World Cup football matches are being shown via iPlayer using the next-generation TV technologies. This time the BBC also plans to make select matches available in 4K - but not HDR - to Sky Q customers. HDR takes advantage of the fact modern TVs can go brighter and/or darker than they used to, providing a greater dynamic range. HDR adopts a "Wider colour space", meaning millions more colours can be displayed if the screen used is classed as "10-bit" or above. "The use of HDR has been quite subtle by comparison, but has still undoubtedly enhanced the sense of 'being there' that's so important when you're watching sport."

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