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4k Video Streaming

4k Video Streaming

4k Video Streaming is a new buzzword in the media delivery industry with a lot of VOD Platform owners wanting to be the first to provide 4k UltraHD well do you really need to experience Ultra HD?  You full 1080HD television is only one quater of the size required to experience Ultra HD so you would not benefit from it unless you sepdn another £5000 on a new television.

So why is Netflix and Love Film wanting to stream content at 4k Ultra HD quality?  Well to us for the standard delivery of content to the living room it is just a gimmick at this stage to be the first to market, but who has full 30 meg broadband for 4k video streams, £5,000 television and the want and will to watch a few films available in this format?

Well here at Prostream we are able to deliver 4k video feeds down IP connections to get studio and live event signal across the town or the world.   If you are interested in streaming 4k video then please contact us and we can show you the amazing quality that is Ultra HD, but unless you have a retina screen laptop or a >65″ Ultra HD television then you will not be able to full appreciate the quality.


Local TV – What is it?

Local TV channel London Live has unveiled a team of four to anchor its news and current affairs coverage, with presenting backgrounds that include France 24, This Morning, the BBC and the Jewish Chronicle.

The channel, backed by London Evening Standard and Independent owners the Lebedevs, said that it worked through 5,000 applications to pick “multicultural and multi-talented individuals” to reflect the diversity of the capital.

The team consists of Marc Edwards, a presenter on France 24 and EuroSport who also voiced Danny Boyle’s London 2012 opening ceremony; Louise Scodie, a broadcaster and writer with credits including Marie Claire, the Jewish Chronicle and shopping channel; Claudia Liza Armah, who has presented BBC3’s 60 Seconds news update and BBC News Interactive; and Gavin Ramjaun, who has worked on ITV’s This Morning and Daybreak as well as CBBC Newsround and BBC Sport.

“Our presenter team is a fantastic mix of multicultural, multi-talented individuals who reflect the audience they’ll be talking to every week,” said Vikki Cook, London Live’s head of Local TV news and current affairs.

The former Sky News executive says that the aim is to give the channel, which is billed as the biggest launch since Channel 5 in the 1990s, a “very distinctive look” compared with rivals BBC London News and ITV’s London Tonight.

The team will front London Live’s five-and-a-half hours of news a day.

There will also be at least one hour of original current affairs programming and a documentary strand to showcase digital film-makers.

London Live said it is close to announcing a number of on-screen video journalists.

In October, London Live announced that it was recruiting 50 people, including on-air talent and producers, to fill its as-yet-unfurnished studios in Derry Street, west London.

The 24-hour channel has a slim line programming budget of £15m a year – a third of the cost of the BBC News Channel.

From 2014, London Live can also bid for £5m a year in licence fee money from the BBC until 2017.





Amazon is Leading the 4K Video Market – Really!!?

Amazon has even more original content coming in 2014, and all of it is going to be shot in 4K. So many pixels (if you have an ultra high-def TV, that is).

While many movies and some shows are already shot in 4K, Amazon actually plans to deliver 4K content. It has already produced five comedy series—Alpha House, Betas, Annebots, Creative Galaxy, and Tumbleleaf—and there are five drama series on the way as well. These include Bosch, Mozart in the Jungle, The After, The Rebels, and Transparent, all of which are getting the 4K treatment in the new year. So while this might not technically matter since most people don’t actually own 4K sets or DVD players at this point, at least you have the option.

It is interesting to see Amazon—rather than a major content provider—leading the 4K charge. Especially because these series, by definition, are made to be streamed, and because UHD stuff requires a whole lot more bandwidth than your normal HD shows. Then again, it also makes sense in that people are streaming now more than ever, and why wouldn’t Amazon give us more of a reason to do everything and watch everything on Amazon? [Amazon]