Mark Hallinger /
07.24.2014 12:00 PM
UHDTV: Roadblocks and Current Options
Thierry Fautier on his IBC Paper ‘Ultra HD Deployment Perspectives’

UltraHD (UHDTV) for broadcast television is starting to gain traction around the world through a number of major trials, which started in 2013 and will extend throughout 2014. These included the Sochi Winter Olympics in February and the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Meanwhile, efforts are underway within the EBU/DVB to specify the key parameters for broadcast Ultra HD applications, in terms of frame rate, bit depth and colourimetry. In addition, HDMI and MovieLabs are driving a new video specification for VOD movies as well as security and interface requirements to enable end-to-end delivery of premium Ultra HD content.


The caveat: Most of the broadcast networks are not ready for UHDTV, however, and are still in the preliminary stages of determining the best way forward.Over-the-top (OTT) delivery is expected to be the first UHDTV service deployed.


My paper will review some of the roadblocks that lay ahead for UHDTV adoption, and will also outline the services that can be enabled in 2014, with a close look at the available technologies, including production, playout, encoding, networking, playback and display.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Tuesday 03:07 PM
WMUR-TV Says FAA Drone Rules Preclude ENG
The FAA’s current rules and proposed ban on flight over people, requirement of visual line of sight and restriction on nighttime flying, effectively prohibit broadcasters from using UAS for newsgathering. ~ WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett

Zazil Media Group /   Thursday 11:51 AM
Orad Presents 3D Pre-Visualization at NAB Booth SL6317
Wall Street Communications /   Thursday 03:53 PM
Digigram Marks 30 Years of Innovation With Launch of New Visual Identity

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology