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US UHD Alliance formed (welcomed by DTG UK UHD Forum)

Richard Lindsay-Davies

Richard Lindsay-Davies

The British entertainment industry’s body for developing best practice in Ultra HD has congratulated the US entertainment and technology industry on the formation of the UHD Alliance.

The Alliance was formed by global companies including DirecTV, Dolby, LG Electronics Inc., Netflix, Panasonic Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation, Sony Visual Product Inc., Technicolor, The Walt Disney Studios, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. Entertainment.

“As the UHD ecosystem continues to evolve, we are strengthening our commitment to high-quality UHD content and devices,” explains Hyunsuk Kim, President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “The Alliance will encourage the development of high-quality UHD content while distinguishing TVs that provide the most premium UHD viewing experience.”

Meanwhile the UK UHD Forum has brought together broadcasters, TV platforms, TV manufacturers and other stakeholders since 2013 as part of the DTG.

“The DTG’s UK UHD Forum has brought together stakeholders in the Ultra HD ecosystem since 2013,” comments Richard Lindsay-Davies, CEO of the DTG. “We welcome the formation of the UHD Alliance and we look forward to engaging with them to mutually develop standards for best practice in the 4K arena alongside some of the world’s greatest technology and entertainment companies.”

The UK UHD Forum is currently involved in a series of 4K Plugfests to determine the performance and interoperability of 4K TVs and home cinema equipment with 4K set-top boxes under development for UK services.

A report on the 4K UK Plugfest Series will be published at the DTG Summit on May 12, 2014.

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