BBC testede Ultra HD / HDR streaming i forbindelse med Fodbold VM og Wimbledon tennisturneringen og mange gjorde brug af muligheden viser opgørelsen fra BBC.
BBC iPlayer modtog over 1,6 millioner iPlayer anmodninger på live Ultra HD-dækningen af VM og Wimbledon. Den mest populære dag var lørdag den 7. juli, da kombinationen Sverige – England’s VM kvartfinale og dag 6 i Wimbledon.
Phil Layton, head of broadcast and connected systems at BBC R&D, udtaler: “The trial is an important step forward, showing for the first time that Ultra HD and HDR can be delivered live and free-to-air over the Internet. It’s part of the BBC’s mission to ensure that future audiences can enjoy the benefits of improved picture quality, and this trial follows on from our work ensuring viewers were not left behind by the move to HDTV, albeit with different technologies.
“We wanted to demonstrate live end-to-end Ultra HD, but we have always felt that Ultra HD needed to be more than just extra pixels. So we also wanted to demonstrate a wide colour gamut and the HLG that the BBC and NHK have standardised. This is essential to improving the visual experience irrespective of the viewer’s screen size. Finally, we wanted to do this free-to-air, streamed to BBC iPlayer, at a scale never seen before in the UK.”