The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has officially published the DVB’s Ultra HD TV with High Dynamic Range (HDR) specification as an ETSI standard.

The move opens the door for broadcasters and consumer electronics manufacturers to start providing UHD-1 Phase 2 products and services.

The new version of the DVB’s audio-visual coding specification (TS 101 154) adds support for HDR, higher frame rates and next-generation audio.

The DVB options for HDR include both Hybrid Log Gamma and Perceptual Quantizer transfer functions.

The DVB said that as a result of ETSI publication: “UHD services that include the new features will be available later this year.”

Immersive and personalised audio content using object or scene-based coding is also included in the specification.