Samsung partners with Panasonic and 20th Century Fox for HDR10+

Just in case you were starting to think you had all the exciting new TV technologies straight in your head, Samsung has announced a new partnership with Panasonic and 20th Century Fox to create an open dynamic metadata platform.

The three companies are forming a licensing entity which will begin licensing the HDR10+ platform early next year. The entity will license the metadata to TV manufacturers, digital TV box and Blu-ray disc player manufacturers, and content companies. It will be an open, royalty-free platform - and, naturally, licensing will include associated certification and logos.

As you might imagine, each of the parties involved is extremely bullish about HDR10+ and its chances of prevailing in a market the majority of mainstream consumers have, at best, a limited grasp of.

"We are committed to making the latest technology available in our TVs and are confident HDR10+ will... enhance the way you experience television programmes", said Samsung's Senior VP of Visual Display Business Jongsuk Chu.

The three-way alliance will announce further details at IFA in Berlin later this week, and intend to demonstrate HDR10+ technology at CES2018 in Las Vegas next January.


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Simon Lucas is a freelance technology journalist and consultant, with particular emphasis on the audio/video aspects of home entertainment. Before embracing the carefree life of the freelancer, he was editor of What Hi-Fi? – since then, he's written for titles such as GQ, Metro, The Guardian and Stuff, among many others.