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Blue Planet II comes to iPlayer in 4K HDR

Blue Planet II comes to iPlayer in 4K HDR

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The BBC's Blue Planet II programme is to become its first TV series to be made available in 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) colour via its iPlayer catch-up service.All seven episodes of the marine-themed show are being made available to UK-based owners of select TVs.Until now, the BBC had only released programmes in this format via ultra-high definition (UHD) Blu-ray discs.Netflix and Amazon already stream some of their shows in 4K and HDR.The BBC suggested that owners of compatible screens should enjoy "the spectacular animals, vibrant coral reefs and deep blue oceans" as never before.More vividThe term 4K refers to the fact an image has four times as many pixels as a 1080p HD one, meaning it should appear more detailed and crisp.However, to appreciate this, viewers need to be ...