We know that ultra high definition(UHD) is now a standard. However, the ITU has approved yet another video standard that has been in the works for some time now. Known as H.265 or High Effeciency Video Coding(HEVC), the standard will(in theory) bring ultra high def video streams to mobile devices on 3G, HSPA+ or 4G. Of course it will allow video publishers to stream their videos in true HD. Just because the standard has been approved, does not mean that companies will start releasing HEVC compliant devices or software which exports videos out in H.265 anytime soon.
I am really thankful that HEVC has finally been approved. As someone who is about to get into video podcasting, it means that I might be able to push out video in full HD before too long. Most important of all, it means that I will be able to turn my podcast into a HD web TV/radio channel with both live and on-demand content available. The cherry on the top of all that, is that they will play in HD on your mobile device.