The 4K World Summit is opening up next week in Seville, Spain, with more speakers tan ever
Stephan Jukic – October 27, 2015
Next week, as the 4K World Summit opens its doors in Seville, Spain, delegates from all sorts of industry and business sectors will be granted an opportunity to speak live before a large professional and consumer technology audience about all the different aspects of 4K ultra HD that are developing in the world today.
Furthermore, those present will be given opportunities to see numerous live experimental screenings of different ultra HD audiovisual productions, demonstrations of assorted 4K UHD equipment and other related products. There will also be plenty of round tables to participate in during the event.
A wide range of speakers has already been confirmed for the event and includes participants like Thierry Fautier of the UHD Forum, David Wood of EBU and Andy King of the BBC Academy among others.
Discussions from these speakers and others will revolve around numerous topics related to the development of 4K technology such as challenges with distribution channels, OTT platforms and requirements for the first UHDTV broadcasting formats.
One example is a talk by David Wood, who chairs the DVB group CM-UHDTV and his upcoming talk about the requirements around the first ever UHDTV broadcast format DVB UHD-1 Phase 1, which is now already being used on a limited basis for what 4K broadcasting there is in the world. Wood’s DVB group is in the process of developing a second phase UHDTV broadcast format which will also take high dynamic range and high frame rates into consideration for its broadcast specs.
On the other hand, Andy King of the BBC Academy will participate in a “4K Industry Snapshots and discussion” roundtable that covers an overview of the industry’s place as a whole as far as 4K UHD TV is concerned in the broadcast world. Andy King, as a strategic coordinator between BBC Engineering and BBC Television, is responsible broadcast development coordination between these two branches of what is one of the UK’s largest producers of entertainment content. Furthermore, the BBC itself is also one of the pioneers of experimental 4K live and programmed content broadcasting via terrestrial and satellite channels.
The 4K World Summit will be conducted between the 5th and 6th of November and will feature a total of 51 different speakers, of which the above mentioned figures are just a few key examples.
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