Each episode will be available on-demand after the programme is shown on BBC One, starting with episode 1 Chimpanzee on Sunday 11th November.
It’s the latest part of the BBC Ultra HD trials that have previously included Blue Planet II, the FIFA World Cup and the Wimbledon Championships. As before, the BBC’s Ultra HD coverage will include a wider range of colours and High Dynamic Range (HDR), giving audiences some of the highest quality Ultra HD available.
Matthew Postgate, Chief Technology and Product Officer, BBC, said: “Dynasties is exactly the kind of landmark BBC programme that audiences want to see in Ultra HD. We’ve been trialling Ultra HD over the past couple of years as we reinvent the BBC, and it’s clear that people enjoy the increased quality. We believe our Ultra HD coverage is some of the best around – combining the higher resolution with a wider of range of colours and HDR, which really brings our world-class programmes alive.”
Audiences will need an internet connection of 24MBit/s for the full 3840 pixel Ultra HD or 12MBit/s for 2560 pixel Ultra HD. Footage will be played at 25 frames per second. Over 700 different devices and platforms are now supported.