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YouTube Is Experimenting With Ultra High Def, Ultra Smooth Video Playback — Here Are The Examples | TechCrunch

Just a few months back, YouTube bumped up the quality of the videos it hosts by allowing for gorgeous, 60 FPS video playback.

via YouTube Is Experimenting With Ultra High Def, Ultra Smooth Video Playback — Here Are The Examples | TechCrunch.

YouTube’s new 4K, 60fps videos are gorgeous — but probably won’t run on your laptop | The Verge

YouTube is now testing 4K videos at 60 frames per second. Last year, the video streaming company tested both 4K and 60fps videos separately, but this small batch of videos marks the first time both settings have been shown together.

via YouTube’s new 4K, 60fps videos are gorgeous — but probably won’t run on your laptop | The Verge.

Comcast says it hasn’t even been approached by Apple about new pay-TV service – FierceCable

Responding to the latest back-and-forth from a coalition opposing its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) shot back at the assertion that it rejected an opportunity to have NBCUniversal participate in Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) upcoming over-the-top pay-TV service.

via Comcast says it hasn’t even been approached by Apple about new pay-TV service – FierceCable.

TVTechnology: Preparing for HEVC, 4K Test and Monitoring

Significant change is on the way for the entire broadcast ecosystem. In order to accommodate 4K/UHD transmissions, the way in which video is compressed for transport must improve dramatically. The migration from MPEG-2 and AVC/H.264 to HEVC/H.265 will open up new opportunities, but will also come with risks and potential hidden costs that could neutralize the savings in transmission costs.

via TVTechnology: Preparing for HEVC, 4K Test and Monitoring.