Infographic: Getting the most out of your premium (4K UHD) content

February 10, 2017

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4K UHD is coming! And with it comes new opportunities as well as challenges. These challenges include impacts to existing business models in terms of device resolution, encryption levels, bandwidth and scaling. Let’s not forget, the work needed to meet the MovieLabs specification. But the good news is that if done right, your whole subscriber base can benefit from 4K UHD content. This infographic shows you how.

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