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EBU, Eurofins partner on UHDTV standards

Specification covers 4K, HDR, Wider Colour Gamut and Next Generation Audio

The European Broadcasting Union and Eurofins have partnered to publish a set of key distribution parameters (EBU Tech 3372) for Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) video and audio.

The EBU specification covers several aspects of UHDTV: higher resolution (4K), High Dynamic Range (HDR), Wider Colour Gamut (WCG) and Next Generation Audio (NGA).

Eurofins has created a certification logo, referencing the EBU specification, which manufacturers will be permitted to use for TV sets that have been tested to be interoperable with television signals matching the EBU’s specification.

The logo aims to give broadcasters more planning security when choosing UHDTV parameters for their services; and consumers the security of purchasing a TV set that will allow them to take full advantage of the broadcasters’ existing and future high quality immersive TV services for years to come.

EBU director of technology and innovation, Antonio Arcidiacono said, “With the current multiplicity of options it became clear that our Members needed a stable and secure specification for their UHDTV planning strategies. The collaboration with Eurofins ensures that the broadcast signal parameters are matched by receiving technologies provided by CE device manufacturers.”

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