The BBC’s quality standards are extremely high, and our work ensures they are maintained throughout every development in audio and visual technology, from high definition TV to compressed video and 3D audio.
An update on the work the department is undertaking on the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard.
Blog post on 12 Jan 2016
Our next phase of research falls into five main areas. Find out what we're planning.
Blog post on 16 Oct 2015
A brief outline of BBC research & development's facilities four years on from setting up the North Lab in MediaCityUK
Blog post on 26 Jun 2015
An update on what we've been doing in 2015 with industry, manufacturers, partners and collaborators.
Blog post on 15 May 2015
A Survey of UK Television Viewing Conditions
White paper published Jan 2015
BBC R&D shot the 2015 London New Year’s Eve Fireworks in “4k” Ultra High Definition and Higher Dynamic Range.
Blog post on 13 Jan 2015
Blog post on 1 Dec 2014
Blog post on 3 Nov 2014
A prototype automated subtitle monitoring system built to provide background data for research on subtitle quality.
Blog post on 24 Oct 2014
Object-based media, high dynamic range video and cross platform authentication on show in Amsterdam.
Blog post on 8 Sep 2014
We recently demonstrated higher frame rate (HFR) technology at its public Commonwealth Games showcase in Glasgow.
Blog post on 28 Aug 2014
The Application of Sampling Theory to Television Frame Rate Requirements
White paper published Jul 2014
This project aims to obtain up-to-date information on the television viewing habits of the general public through the use of an online survey.
Non-linear Opto-Electrical Transfer Functions for High Dynamic Range Television
Delivering Ultra High Definition TV over the Internet as part of our Commonwealth Games 2014 series of trials.
Blog post on 28 Jul 2014