Ofcom 700MHz consultation, BT gains TV customers, Technicolor demos HDR and Top Gear trio hit Amazon: DTG daily news, July 30th 2015

Ofcom consults on framework for 700MHz clearance

Media regulator Ofcom has revised the code of practice for the industry to manage the clearance of DTT signals from the 700MHz band from around 2020.

The proposed revisions, designed to minimise disruption to viewers whilst enabling the broadcasters to implement these complex projects in a timely and cost effective manner, are open for consultation until October 8th 2015.

BT adds 60,000 TV customers

BT has reached 1.2 million TV customers following a net rise of 60,000 in the past three months, with daily audience figures for BT Sport rising 51 per cent.

The telco provider's latest quarterly results showed customers are still signing up despite the imminent arrival of a £5 monthly charge for the previously-free sports channel.

Technicolor pitches HDR solution

Film and TV tech provider Technicolor is pitching its High Dynamic Range alternative to the Dolby Vision system, adding an upconversion tool for re-grading standard dynamic range content.

The Technicolor system differs from Dolby Vision by splitting the HDR information into metadata which can be streamed alongside an SDR signal and picked up by a compatible decoder to enhace the picture.

Ex-Top Gear trio sign with Amazon

Sacked Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson and his former co-presenters, James May and Richard Hammond, have been signed up to deliver a new car show for Amazon Prime Video.

Ex Top Gear producer Andy Wilman will executive produce three 12-part series, to air from 2016, although the team have yet to pick a name for the show—the BBC owns the Top Gear brand.

DTG Staff  |  30.07.2015

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