BBC white paper release, UHD Alliance logo for Blu-ray players and Accenture reviews Connected TV market : DTG Daily News April 18th

BBC Whitepaper Release

The Government has confirmed that the white paper on the BBC charter renewal will be published in May. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey confirmed the release date during a debate on diversity at the BBC last week.

The delay in releasing the white paper was due to the 190,000 responses received by DCMS during its consultation on the BBC's future.

The white paper will set out the BBC's scope and scale for the next decade, including plans for the governance of the BBC and its commitment to distinctiveness.

UHD Alliance logo for Blu-ray players

The UHD Alliance (UHDA) has expanded the range of products that can use the Ultra HD Premium Logo for Blu-ray players.

The expansion will help consumers identify more products capable of delivering a premium UHD experience as the market continues to grow and become more complex.

With 30 televisions already certified with the Ultra HD Premium logo, and many more expected shortly, the logo ensures that the products comply with performance metrics for resolution, HDR, peak luminance, black levels and wide colour gamut.

“As the Ultra HD ecosystem continues to grow, the UHDA will continue to expand the breadth of ULTRA HD PREMIUM certified products and services to provide consumers with a single, identifying mark to seek out so they can purchase with confidence,” said UHD Alliance President Hanno Basse.

Accenture reviews Connected TV market

Ahead of TV Connect, Accenture has published a report on the future of the Connected TV market.

The report says: “Traditional video distributors and programmers are realigning themselves as digital content providers and digital content aggregators. They are doing this for three reasons: first, to better serve an increasingly digitally savvy audience; second, to make content more accessible in an evolving and complex ecosystem of device, platform and screen proliferation; and third, to compete more effectively against new entrants into the digital video space."

Accenture believes that the potential for innovative changes has never been higher, and that the continuous disruption poses just as many opportunities as threats.

DTG Staff  |  18.04.2016

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