Netflix reportedly plans 4K stream of ‘House of Cards’
Netflix apparently has no intention of letting rival Amazon take the lead in the 4K race.
Netflix plans to provide 4K extremely HD streaming of the acclaimed drama “home of cards” in 2014, Neil Hunt, the streaming service’s chief product officer, tells the Stuff.
“We’re working particularly with David Fincher on ‘home of playing cards’ season 2, and that’s all being shot and edited for 4K delivery,” Hunt informed Stuff. “There can be some extra pieces, but firstly it’ll be a collection of pattern choices, not an incredible a part of the catalogue.”
Hunt’s revelation came the same week that Amazon Studios, the original movie and TV production arm of Amazon.com, announced that it plans to shoot all of its 2014 full-size unique sequence, as well as any new pilots, in 4K extremely HD.
While declining to determine explicit manufacturers, Hunt mentioned “a number of” major producers would be asserting 4K-capble units at the client Electronics convey in January. indeed, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics introduced Thursday in dueling statements that they meant to unveil one zero five-inch curved extremely HD TVs — every boasted as the arena’s biggest — at CES.
Sony took the lead in 4K — subsequent-era show technology that offers four instances as many pixels as usual HD — at these 12 months’s CES, unveiling an 84-inch 4K TV that was priced at $25,000. The company’s introduced in April that its “price range” fifty five- and sixty five-inch 4K offerings would value $4,999 and $6,999, respectively.
Alternatively, worth just isn’t the only challenge that producers will have to overcome to win consumers’ pocketbooks; there’s also a scarcity of video content on hand within the ultra HD layout. Sony’s Video limitless 4K — a dedicated 4K video distribution carrier — launched in September touting “greater than 70” function movies and TV displays for hire or purchase.