Oct 252016

The BBC is planning to offer Ultra HD content via the iPlayer, ahead of other TV platforms.

But the distribution of BBC UHD content via digital terrestrial TV (Freeview) will be “very difficult”, according to Andy King, Technology Controller at BBC Television, in an interview with Advanced Television.

Until SD/HD simulcasts end, it is not clear where the capacity for any BBC UHD channel on Freeview would come from. The BBC took part in a trial of UHD on terrestrial TV in 2014, using capacity now used for commercial Freeview broadcasts, to test broadcasting the football World Cup and Commonwealth Games in a regular broadcast environment.

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