DTG daily news round-up: BBC 4k in 2016, HDMI gets HDR boost, and ISIS hackers hit TV5Monde

'INTERNET-FIRST' BBC SURPRISES WITH ULTRA HD FOR 2016

The BBC's chief technology officer has promised to create an 'internet first' platform but has hinted at regular 4k Ultra HD broadcasts by 2016.

Matthew Postgate's blogpost to introduce BBC Engineering's rebrand from BBC Technology promised to avoid risky megaprojects like the failed Digital Media Initiative, and in a follow-up FT interview he said the BBC was likely to be screening 4k programmes as standard by 2016.

EQUINIX TO OPEN UK FLAGSHIP DATA CENTRE LD6

Equinix UK’s flagship data centre LD6 opens on April 16th and is a major milestone for Equinix as well as the UK digital sector. Driven by the escalating demand for digital services it provides a cloud and mobile friendly interconnection platform to help the UK’s booming creative industries to flourish. There's more in the Equinix blog.

HDMI BRINGS HDR INTO CONNECTION SPEC

The HDMI Forum has upgraded this year's HDMI2.0 spec to support High Dynamic Range as the feature becomes a likely mainstay of future Ultra HD standards.

HDMI 2.0a includes references to CEA-861.3, CEA’s recently published update of HDR Static Metadata Extensions, although it's not clear whether the upgrade will be backwards-compatible with all HDMI 2.0 devices.

CYBER ATTACK TAKES TV5MONDE OFFLINE

An online attack on French public service broadcaster TV5Monde took down 11 TV channels, its website and social media accounts.

Hackers claiming to be working for ISIS brought TV5Monde's operations down for about three hours from 10pm on April 8 after infiltrating the company's internal computer system.

DTG Staff  |  10.04.2015

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