LG Electronics (LG) has partnered with a number of broadcasters and content providers to demonstrate the HDR technology at the company’s IFA 2016 stand in Berlin. The demonstration is offering visitors the chance to experience HDR content on LG OLED TVs firsthand. Visitors to LG’s booth will be able to experience content remastered using both Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10 as well as Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) technology.
LG OLED TVs support both the open-format HDR10 and Dolby Vision, the preferred format for filmmakers and content providers. All the major studios have committed to support Dolby Vision for cinematic movies and many content providers have made it their default format for streaming services.
LG and its partners will hold several HDR demonstrations at IFA, one which will involve the transmission of HLG content utilizing ASTRA’s satellite network and the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) terrestrial broadcasting system. HLG is a new HDR standard jointly developed by the BBC and NHK of Japan that utilizes a single distribution bitstream which can be decoded by both dedicated HDR receivers and legacy non-HDR receivers. This new standard is designed to enable broadcasters to send HDR transmissions over cable and to provide streaming live content.
Also at IFA 2016, LG will publicly demonstrate HDR technology combining High Frame Rate (HFR) with HLG content. LG will team up with the BBC and the European Broadcasting Union to demonstrate HFR HLG content that is compatible with both MPEG DASH (IP streaming) and DVB-T2 transmission systems. HFR is a new technology that enhances the quality of Ultra HD images by delivering ing up to 100/120 frames per second.
IFA 2016 will be held in Berlin from September 2-7.