4K HDR Summit

The seventh edition of the 4K Summit will take place from the 15 to the 19 next November in hybrid format, with a first face-to-face day in the National Pole of Digital Content of Malaga.

The unstoppable technological and consumer evolution of audiovisual in 2021 to the 4K and the 8K will once again have as its main international sharing the 4K Summit, whose inauguration will take place next year 15 of November and will serve as a face-to-face meeting to welcome the new partners and collaborators of UHD Spain, created last January to promote the development in Spain of Ultra High Definition (UHD).

The official agenda of the seventh edition of the 4K Summit will be announced one month before the event. As a preview, in addition to the UHD news in Spain, the recent Tokyo Olympics 2020 will feature prominently in this year's program, by constituting the platform used to carry out numerous pioneering experiences, in which many manufacturers and companies have participated in the production of the contents.

The different technological solutions that have been successfully applied in the last twelve months will be exhibited at the 4K Summit by multinationals of the audiovisual industry, how Rohde & Schwarz, Hispasat, Eutelsat, Fraunhofer, canon, Ateme, Vestel, Synamedia, among others.


4K in Spain is already a reality

The penetration of 4K in Spain is advancing little by little. Like this, Movistar+ broadcast the Tokyo Games 2020 via the Eurosports4K channel, and usually broadcasts two weekly La Liga matches (Real Madrid and Barça), as well as Formula 1 and weekday Champions League matches.

In addition, thanks to the fiber optics (Spain has a network deployment to homes that exceeds that of Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and France together) it is possible to enjoy UHD content that is accessible over the Internet.

Vodafone presented last July a 4K ‘all-in-one set-top box’ with Dolby Atmos for film and series content, mainly from HBO, Amazon Prime Video, Filmin, AtresMedia, YouTube, National Geographic,... For its part, Orange also has its 4K decoder, free for your customers and offers different 4K channels.

The great boost to industrial production in UHD gave it a few years ago Netflix, by requiring that all their original productions will be made with 4K quality, decision that was followed by the rest of the platforms, so this became the ‘standard’ quality of fiction series worldwide.

4K HDR Summit

Consolidation of the event

The 4K Summit is also offered consultant reports Omdia that reflect the evolution, present and future, that the market is following and that has had a great impulse of audiovisual consumption since 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic.

All these issues have been what have led to Medina Media Events to extend to five days the agenda of this year's edition, whose purpose is that all projects in relation to the UHD worldwide have visibility and can be shared academically by the technological community and content in high quality.

since 2015, the 4K Summit has not missed its appointment with the top engineers and the top content producers, who accepted the invitation of Medina Media Events to meet once a year and share the progress and experiences of each one, in order to improve the user experience that viewers would have with the contents and receivers in UHD.


UHD Spain Association

After last year's edition, which was held virtually for three days, this year's agenda is extended to celebrate the first day in person in Malaga, dedicating the last one to publicize all the work being done by the UHD Spain association, that will present its first white paper on the UHD in Spain.

currently, the UHD Spain Association is made up of thirty members, benchmarks in UHD technology and content. Various television networks, Producers, associations and professionals have already communicated internally their intention to join as partners or collaborators, and will be the National Pole of Digital Content of Malaga where the formal act of its incorporation will take place.

UHD SPAIN already emits since June a channel in tests with 4K content (SDR and HDR) by DTT, that reaches 38 provincial capitals, with the idea that consumers who already have UHD receivers can enjoy free 4K content. This channel can be followed on the Internet, by Satellite (Hispasat) and by the red button (hybrid TV).

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by • 9 sep, 2021
• section: Signal distribution, Events, formation, business, production, networks