The BBC will show its latest natural history series, Dynasties, in Ultra HD and HDR on BBC iPlayer and BBC Earth.
The series starts on Sunday 11 November on BBC One, with first episode Chimpanzee. It will then be available to view in 4K HDR soon after. On the other hand, BBC Studios in Africa has revealed that its anticipated landmark series, David Attenborough’s Dynasties, will be coming exclusively to BBC Earth from November 18th.
All six episodes will be played out in full on BBC Earth (channel 184) and will also be available for DStv Premium customers to stream or download from Catch Up on DStv Now and from Catch Up Plus available on a DStv Explora connected to the Internet.
Like Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II narrated by Sir David Attenborough and will also be part of the Beeb’s Ultra HD trials.
The BBC also broadcasted matches in the FIFA World Cup and Wimbledon Championships in 4K earlier this year, using the Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)format for its HDR presentation. Those faced the extra challenge of being live broadcasts, whereas Dynasties is a pre-recorded programme so has been encoded in Ultra HD prior to release and should face fewer streaming issues.
Dynasties will focus on five different animal species. Emperor penguins, hunting dogs, lions and tigers are the others that will get their own episodes.