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Amazon originals get HDR treatment

Amazon Prime Instant Video is to make its original content available in the High DynamicRange (HDR) format in Europe for the first time.

Mozart in the JungleAmazon is launching HDR TV on its Prime Instant Video services in the UK, Germany and Austria, as well as the US, where it made content available on the Samsung SUHD range of TVs in June.

In the UK, Amazon will debut its original series Mozart in the Jungle and the pilot of soon to launch Red Oaks in the HDR format. The complete first season of comedy Mozart in the Jungle will be the first series available in HDR, with other titles to follow this year.

Amazon Prime members will be able to watch both Mozart in the Jungle and Red Oaks in HDR via the Amazon Video app on Samsung SUHD TVs.

“It’s been a great year for Mozart in the Jungle. Now, having the first season available for fans in an upgraded visual experience is exciting – the enhanced quality makes every scene look even better and we hope it’s something that our viewers really enjoy,” said Roman Coppola, writer and director of the series.

“HDR provides a truly stunning visual experience and we’re excited that our original series, Mozart in the Jungle and the pilot episode of Red Oaks are the first titles to be made available in the unmatched picture quality,” said Jay Marine, Vice President Amazon Instant Video EU. “We can’t wait for Prime members to watch and re-watch these titles, and look forward to adding even more in HDR for all our customers to enjoy this year.”