The BBC has this month started testing 4K Ultra HD broadcasts and is now asking certain BBC iPlayer users which are using one of currently supported 4K TVs. To partake in the experiment and view the stunning documentary Planet Earth II which has been filmed in Ultra HD.
The BBC iPlayer 4K experimental footage will be available to view in Ultra HD and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) on compatible connected TVs from today until early next year.
The Wired website explains that the currently supported TV take the form of the :
Panasonic, CX680 Series, CX700 series, CR730 series, CX800 series, CR852 series, CZ950 Series, DX902 Series (65,58,50), DR852 series (65,55), DX802 series (58,50), DX750 series (65,58,50), Dx720 series (58, 50), DX700 Series (58,50), DX680 Series (55,49,40) and DX650 series (55,49,40).
HLG was developed by BBC R&D and Japanese broadcaster NHK and was recently included in the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) HDR-TV standard.