BBC governance review, Open BBC explained, and world's first retail 8k TV: DTG daily news, September 17th 2015

Government to put BBC governance in the spotlight

The culture secretary has ordered an independent review of the governance and regulation of the BBC, by Sir David Clementi, a former deputy governor of the Bank of England.

John Whittingdale MP told the Royal Television Society's Cambridge Convention 2015 that the review will complement to government's green paper on the future of the BBC, which has already had 28,000 responses in two months.

BBC's Rivera explains iPlayer aggregation proposals

The BBC's proposals to open up its online platform to other providers will help British producers compete with global platforms, the director of BBC Digital, Ralph Rivera, has blogged.

Rivera said the BBC could offer access to the iPlayer, but it was open to other ideas which could increase traffic, usage and potential revenues for producers of original UK content.

World's first retail 8k Ultra HD TV will cost £85k

Sharp will launch the world's first 8k Ultra HD TV in Japan next year, at a price of 16 million Yen (roughly £85,000), in time for NHK's Super Hi-Vision test broadcasts.

The LV-850001 has a TV tuner built-in, but for external 8k signals it will need to use all four of its HDMI 2.0 inputs at the same time.

DTG Staff  |  17.09.2015

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