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Samsung and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment announce HDR10+ content collaboration

on 04-04-2019
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Next generation video technology to be launched

 

 

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 04 April 2019 – Samsung and American global content production and distribution company Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) announced plans to bring to market titles mastered with HDR10+, the next generation of video standard specification technology developed by Samsung.

 

HDR10+ (High Dynamic Range 10+) is an open source-based next-generation video standard led by Samsung. HDR10+ transforms your TV experience with incredible brightness and contrast for each scene, delivering brighter brights and deepest darks. HDR10+ provides an extraordinary HDR picture- quality experience for viewers and delivers the highest-quality viewing experience. Through this partnership, Samsung and UPHE will collaborate on a wide selection of new release and catalogue fare with HDR10+ technology, providing consumers with the best-possible home entertainment viewing experience on a variety of displays.

 

“We are delighted to team with Samsung Electronics on HDR10+ to deliver this striking, cutting-edge technology to entertainment consumers, providing them opportunity to enjoy unparalleled, state-of-the-art movie-watching experiences across an array of Universal physical and digital titles,” said Michael Bonner, Executive Vice President, Digital Distribution, UPHE.

 

“We have launched a new era of picture-quality technology with HDR10+, providing an amplified vivid viewing experience for consumers” said Reginald Nxumalo, Director of Consumer Electronics at Samsung South Africa. “Based on Samsung’s unique technology and proficiency, we will continue to expand our alliances with premier partners like Universal to provide consumers with the best HDR content possible.”

 

Samsung has been collaborating with various companies such as movie studios and OTT operators since the formation of the HDR10+ LLC in August, 2017, leading the next generation HDR technology and expanding the ecosystem. In addition to Korea, Japan and the US, Samsung will continue to strengthen the HDR10+ logo and certification program partnership in other territories around the world. The HDR10+ certification / logo operating program consists of sharing detailed specifications of technology and test, providing a certification logo and user guide and certifying the device through a third-party testing laboratory. Logo and technology fees are free. Additional details can be found at www.hdr10plus.org.

 

About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango and DreamWorks Animation Film and Television. UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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