PBS Touts Successful Live HDR, DTS:X Transmission

The broadcaster partnered with DTS, Ericsson, SES and others to test the delivery of a unique combination of next-gen technologies
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PBS is touting the successful live end-to-end test of a unique combination of Ultra High-Def (UHD) technologies, including high dynamic range (HDR) and DTS:X next-gen audio.

The real-time transmission test occurred in September, with PBS partnering up with a host of tech companies, including DPA, DTS, Ericsson, SES and ViXS, along with PBS member stations in Saint Paul, Minn. and Jackson, Miss. The content itself included performances by drummer and DPA microphone artist Dennis Chambers and other local musicians, recorded in Washington, D.C. and at Blue Room Music Studios in Herndon, Va.

PBS said it’s the first real-time trial with this combination of next-gen UHD technologies, and won’t be the last, as more and more broadcasters look to distribute next-gen features to owners of 4K TVs.

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