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BSkyB’s Ultra-HD conversion could cost £3.2bn

BSkyB’s Ultra-HD conversion could cost £3.2bn | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


BSkyB could be facing a bill of £3.2 billion in capital expenditure for a conversion to Ultra-HD, says a report from Berenberg Bank.


The bank says that while the new High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) would create bandwidth savings for the broadcaster of around £50 million annually in operating costs, the final bill for Ultra-HD would be much greater.


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BSkyB prepping Ultra-HD

BSkyB prepping Ultra-HD | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Kane, BSkyB's head of product research engineering, has revealed to a conference in London that the company is currently monitoring the developments of Ultra-HD.

 

Kane also said that the technology was a central part of his own R&D role.

 

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Ultra HD: Sky sounds note of caution!

Ultra HD: Sky sounds note of caution! | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


BSkyB will not rush into Ultra HD until it can be sure it can deliver a lot more to consumers than at present, according to Chris Johns, the company’s chief engineer, broadcast strategy.


Speaking in a debate organised by the International Moving Image Society (BKSTS) entitled The Merging of Film & TV, he added that the current situation contrasted with the introduction of HD, which was a ‘perfect storm’ as it came at the same time as CRT sets were being replaced by flat screens.


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