The BBC has announced plans to experiment with Ultra HD broadcasting. The channel's R&D department will test the delivery of live 4K feeds over broadcast and broadband networks with games from this summer's World Cup. Unfortunately, the broadcasts will only be used as in-house trials and will not be viewable by the public.
Thursday, 22 May 2014
High Def Digest
As previously reported, HBO and Amazon have signed a deal giving Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription streaming rights to several HBO shows, films, miniseries, documentaries and specials -- and now the first batch of content is ready for viewing.
After previously announcing plans to enact a price increase, Netflix is now raising its streaming subscription fee to $8.99 per month. The updated pricing will only be in effect for new customers. Existing customers will get to keep the original $7.99 monthly fee for two more years.
Netflix has announced plans to add another title to its 4K streaming lineup: 'Breaking Bad.' All five seasons of the hit AMC show will be available for 4K streaming with 5.1 surround sound starting this June.
ESPN has detailed plans for extensive multiplatform support for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup. Cable subscribers will be able to watch all 65 matches live through WatchESPN, the company's internet streaming service. Likewise, the network will also be offering 24/7 news, analysis, commentary and other forms of social interactivity through their digital platforms.