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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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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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Sky and other broadcasters tight-lipped on 4K

Sky and other broadcasters tight-lipped on 4K | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

Sky TV (one of the UK's major broadcaster and widely viewed across Europe) is remaining tight-lipped about their plans for 4K.

 

And BBC takes 8K ("Super Hi-VIsion") very seriously.

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4K: The Prospects

4K: The Prospects | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


There is a lot of collaboration rather than a race between broadcasters over the introduction 4K, according to Mark Harrison, controller of production, BBC North.


What is more, it would not surprise him if Sky got there first in the UK and this is something that would not upset the BBC.


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Sky preparing for the rise of 4K Ultra HD

Sky preparing for the rise of 4K Ultra HD | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

Sky is actively preparing for 4K Ultra HD. In fact, they're already filming several titles in 4K Ultra HD.

  

SKY Website:

http://www.sky.com/

 

 

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Sky preparing for explosion of Ultra HD televisions

Sky preparing for explosion of Ultra HD televisions | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

4K televisions are already becoming a regular sight at tech shows, and one major broadcaster is watching closely.

 

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