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SCTE/ISBE Adds 4K, HDR Focus to Cable-Tec Expo

Cable's annual tech-fest will feature two sessions dedicated to new video formats 9/19/2016 9:00 AM Eastern Last updated at 9/23/2016 4:02 PM

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With an eye on next-gen video formats, the SCTE/ISBE said it will feature two sessions dedicated to 4K/Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range at next week’s Cable-Tec Expo in Philadelphia.

 

Both sessions are set for Wednesday, Sept. 28:

 

--11:15 a.m. (Expo’s Innovation Theater): This “TV of the Near Future” session will be moderated by Mark Francisco, fellow, Comcast Innovation Labs, alongside panelists Craig Todd, senior vice president and CTO for Dolby; Thierry Fautier, vice president, video strategy for Harmonic and president of the UHD Forum; Jim Morrison, principal engineer for Rogers Communications; Alan Stein, vice president, technology development and standards for Technicolor and Technicolor Fellow; and Skip Pizzi, senior director of new media technologies, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).

 

--1:45 p.m. (Room 121 BC) :  A two-hour session, “The Ecosystem Landscape for HDR,” will be led by Craig Cuttner, SVP, technology, development and standards for HBO, and chair of the SCTE/ISBE standard’s program’s Digital Video Subcommittee HDR Working Group. The session will also include a master class taught by Matthew Goldman, senior vice president, technology, television and media strategy for Ericsson; an SCTE/ISBE Standards update from HBO’s Cuttner; and presentations by Ultra HD Forum’s Fautier, Dolby’s Todd, the NAB’s Pizzi, Sean McCarthy, Arris fellow, and Josh Limor, vice president, technology and ecosystem development for Technicolor. 

 

“Just as television itself revolutionized entertainment 60 years ago, so, too, is 4K HDR driving superior content creation, content delivery and viewer experiences,” said Cuttner, in a statement.

 

Cable-Tec Expo is set to run Sept. 26-29.

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