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4K UHD HDR broadcaster, content creator and format seller Insight TV has broadened its horizons by a factor of two with the commission of an adventurous new documentary filmed entirely in 8K UHD HDR.
INsight 8K sanddragon 27Feb2020
Sandboarding on Dragon Hill premieres on Insight TV in June and is produced by French-based production company FastFokus. Set in the Chilean city of Iquique in the Atacama Desert, Sandboarding on Dragon Hill entices viewers to discover the extreme sport of sandboarding, which is similar to snowboarding but on mountains of desert sands.

The documentary follows Canadian mountain bike legend Brett Tippie as he travels to Chile to ride the biggest sand dune in the world. In the show, Iquique local and two-time sandboarding world champion Jose Martinez brings Brett and his lifelong friend, MTB star and ex pro-skier Richie Schley, to the best sandboarding locations in the area. Viewers see the athletes as they glide with ease and grace on the orange sand with their MTBs, snowboards and skis.

Sandboarding on Dragon Hill was shot entirely in 8K UHD HDR, and is the first complete project in the new standard after the company experimented with filming segments of its original series Car Crews with Supercar Blondie and 24 Hours at Spa in 8K UHD HDR last year.

“Insight TV has built a reputation in the industry for pushing the envelope on broadcast and digital streaming resolution. We are always looking for ways to be on the cutting edge of technology,” said Natalie Boot, director of media sales, Insight TV. “Over the past year, we have experimented with 8K and have been blown away with the results. Sandboarding on Dragon Hill is our first full-length documentary film in 8K UHD HDR and we think viewers will be equally blown away with the powerful sensory experience of this film.”

Sandboarding on Dragon Hill is Insight TV’s second show to be produced by FastFokus after mountain biking series MTB Heroes: Trailblazers, which premiered in 2017. The commission of Sandboarding on Dragon Hill further positions Insight TV as an expert in adventurous content told through the eyes of global influencers.

“We are delighted to be working with Insight TV on another adventurous show with some of the world’s best mountain biking talent. Insight TV and FastFokus share a passion for bringing extreme sports to life with thrilling content filmed in the highest quality,” added the company’s Damien Vergez.