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BT Sport broadcasts high def HDR match direct to mobile

BT Sport broadcasts high def HDR match direct to mobile
Jon Creamer
09 March 2018

BT Sport broadcast Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final between Tottenham and Juventus in High Definition HDR direct to mobile.

The live trial took place at Wembley Stadium, broadcasting to a beta version of the BT Sport App on a range of devices including the new Samsung S9 on EE’s 4G mobile network.
Jamie Hindhaugh, chief operating officer, BT Sport said: “Mobile viewers are an important and growing part of our audience, and we’re constantly focusing on innovating to ensure the best possible experience for our sports fans. HDR is the future for mobile – the technology is perfect for getting the most out of the small screen, with incredible colour and definition.” 
BT says that HD HDR provides a better mobile experience and is less data intensive for both the mobile network and the user’s data consumption than 4K.
To prove the performance of HD HDR live broadcast to mobile, BT Sport used a 24 camera Ultra HD set up at Wembley Stadium, with 17 HDR cameras native HDR, and the remaining seven cameras converted to HDR 10 PQ. BT Sport will continue to test the new HD HDR technology along with other features in development.

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