Netflix wants to stream ‘House of Cards’ in 4K later this year


Netflix’s Neil Hunt believes 4K content “will likely be streamed first before it goes anywhere else” and it seems the company’s original smash hit series House of Cards was produced with just that in mind. In outlining plans to deliver ultra high-def content to Netflix subscribers within the next year or two, Hunt confirmed to The Verge that House of Cards was filmed in 4K from the start. “Our own original House of Cards was shot in 4K,” he said. “It’s being mastered in full HD, but the raw footage, or a good chunk of it, was shot in 4K, and we hope to have some House of Cards 4K encodes later this year.”

The news isn’t entirely surprising: David Fincher — who directed the first two episodes — is a big advocate of the format. His…

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