Japan explains plans for 4k & 8k, Premium mobile content from Vivendi's STUDIO+ and Disney Executive steps down : DTG Daily News April 6th

Japan explains plans for 4k & 8k

Details on Japan's plans for introducing 4k and 8k transmissions were revealed at MIPTV's dedicated UHD sessions in Cannes.

With some initial 4k tests already on air, Yoshiharu Kashima NHK's senior manager of programming explained that they will launch properly later this year in August alongside 8k transmissions. Another significant part of their plan is that there will be no naming differences between 4k and 8k broadcasting technologies, both will be referred to as 'Super Hi-Vision'.

Kashima went on to admit that HDR created a number of new challenges for broadcasters, particularly in make-up, set design and construction.

Premium mobile content from Vivendi's STUDIO+

Despite continued growth in mobile viewing, there is still a limited range of popular short form content. STUDIO+, a new production house from Vivendi, will create exclusive premium content specifically for smartphones and tablets through a dedicated App.

The new series will feature short 5 to 10 minute episodes designed to reach and inspire a wide audience. The aim is to offer 25 complete series, produced to the highest standards, with the first launch in France.

With more than 60 additional projects in development, they plan to launch in a further 20 countries across Europe and Latin America before the end of the year.

Disney Executive steps down

Long term Walt Disney executive, Tom Staggs will step down on May 6th despite being tipped as the company's next CEO.

The board is expanding its search for a successor to Bob Iger, who is due to retire in two years.

DTG Staff  |  06.04.2016

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