How to watch (and where to find) the World Cup in 4k UHD on BBC iPlayer in the UK

The BBC is running the UK’s first live 4K UHD HDR broadcast trial for the Russian 2018 World Cup. It’s broadcast via the BBC iPlayer app directly on compatible smart TVs, The BBC do have a list of compatible TVs, but this isn’t a complete list. Due to constraints in live encoding of UHD material, […]

Sky Q Formula One UHD Failed Recordings

This morning was the first live qualifying of Formula One available in Ultra HD on Sky Q, and it’s looking like it’s caused issues for lots of people. There are reports on Twitter and Sky’s forums of numerous issues – “Part Recorded” or “Failed” for Qualifying this morning.¬†Other people report green screens, artefacts and blocky […]

Sky Q UPnP, REST and WebSocket API interfaces

It’s been a few years since we got into digging around Sky+HD’s UPnP control protocol, but having recently updated to Sky Q, there are a few changes that break the way we were talking to the box. Backwards Compatibility The Sky Q box contains pretty much the same UPnP advertised control system as Sky+HD, and […]