Thread: 4K UHD on Virgin Media
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Old 17-06-2018, 09:24   #635
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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Originally Posted by awesometeeth View Post
They could have, I don't know, used existing methods?
What alternative system exists that is provider neutral?

All the other 4K content that's been available recently has been though a Pay TV provider, so the BBC can't use those platforms as it would specifically exclude non-Pay TV licence fee holders. And I don't believe Freeview will ever be able to support over the air 4K anytime soon, if at all.

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There has to be some reason they choose this option, is it really a cost thing or?
No, it's a technology thing.

There are quite a lot of posts from the BBC about what they're doing and the challenges they are coming across, they are worth a read

https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2016-1...l-planet-earth
https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2017-1...et-bbc-iplayer
https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2018-0...edding-uhd-hdr
https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2018-0...world_cup_2018
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