Groupe M6 chooses Cobalt Digital for UHD HLG to UHD SDR conversion during UEFA Euro 2020

Groupe M6 utilised Cobalt Digital’s 9904-UDX-4K openGear card, including Advanced HDR by Technicolor solutions, to convert UHD HLG signals to UHD SDR during the UEFA European Football Championship.

Groupe M6, one of the key broadcasters for the championship in France, offered all retransmitted games on a dedicated UHD SDR channel on top of the traditional HD SDR terrestrial broadcast. This additional UHD transmission presented a technical challenge for M6 who received a UHD HLG signal which needed to be delivered in a UHD SDR format.

Working with Cobalt’s French reseller OBV.TV, M6 configured, tested and implemented a workflow using the Cobalt 9904-UDX-4K card with AI embedded Advanced HDR by Technicolor solutions to analyse each image for optimal conversion.

Suzana Brady, Cobalt Digital’s senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, said: “Aside from all the high technical specifications, the beauty of our extremely versatile 9904-UDX-4K card is that it’s truly plug-and-play and doesn’t require any customisation. Colours converted by the card from the original channel to the UHD SDR channel were virtually identical. We were delighted to play such a critical role in M6’s coverage of these popular games and proud to work alongside Technicolor to achieve such successful transmission.”


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