A spokesperson told GigaOM that Netflix “hopes to launch Ultra HD next year,” which CEO Reed Hastings echoed in an earnings call a few weeks ago. Netflix could enter the space with original content, licensed TV and movies, or both. The test video, “El Fuente,” is sort of a documentary about Mexico? A little bit? A clip reel? A pastiche of footage? Not sure what to call it, but it’s sufficiently random for testing.
Go forth, Netflix. Make our eyes bleed with those frame rates. [GigaOM]