Visionman said:I see that the UEFA Europa League Final between Liverpool and Sevilla from Basil's stadium, St Jakob-Park, Switzerland, is going to be broadcast in Ultra HD. I wondered about the logistics of this and found they'll be using a 4K satellite link to bounce the signal back to the UK -http://www.timeline.tv/2016/03/18/first-ultra-hd-4k-satellite-link-for-the-europa-league-match/http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/05/bt_sport_takes_elemental_step_to_software_encoding/
I see that the UEFA Europa League Final between Liverpool and Sevilla from Basil's stadium, St Jakob-Park, Switzerland, is going to be broadcast in Ultra HD. I wondered about the logistics of this and found they'll be using a 4K satellite link to bounce the signal back to the UK -http://www.timeline.tv/2016/03/18/first-ultra-hd-4k-satellite-link-for-the-europa-league-match/http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/05/bt_sport_takes_elemental_step_to_software_encoding/
Visionman said:Ultra HD coverage is going to be extended to the FA Cup from next season, as the FA, the BBC and BT extend their deal until 2021.http://www.thefa.com/news/the-fa-cup/2016/apr/broadcast-deal-woth-bbc-and-bt-sport-extended-120416
Ultra HD coverage is going to be extended to the FA Cup from next season, as the FA, the BBC and BT extend their deal until 2021.http://www.thefa.com/news/the-fa-cup/2016/apr/broadcast-deal-woth-bbc-and-bt-sport-extended-120416
I think the whole point is who could get this and on that point the viewing figures could be much higher. The idea is you expand the service and hopefully more people will take it up. Do you really think BT are saying ok we have got 20,000 customers let just stick with that and show more in UHD just for them. They are obviously hoping when the extended coverage kicks off next year the customer base is higher and therefore the figures at the minute are irrelevant. If people only brought out a service when they already had a million plus customers signed up for it we would live in a very backwards world.
The fact is there are probably 10 million plus customers who could get the service if they wanted therefore visionman talking about it is very relevant news to a lot of people (me included). So just saying 'not many have it so why mention it' is just sour grapes...
Like I said above 'the viewing figure for live 4K is 100% higher than any other operator in the UK'.
In the latest awards the award was (this whole topic is about BT Sport NOT JUST UHD if you read the headline title)...
Best Live Streaming Experience BT Sport | BT Sport
They also have the fastest growing TV platform this quarter (thanks for that also goes to YouView) so the 'potential' viewing figures are rising all the time, so they are obviously doing something right..
But Roy what is the lowest viewing figure in your mind that means whether something can be mentioned on here or not. I thought all news that was relevant (UHD and BT Sport is definitely relevant to YouView) could be mentioned on here.
People can argue all they like about viewing figures (actual or possible), what I am saying is why is that figure even relevant to this conversation in the first place. Just because 20,000 can get it now does that mean not a single one of the other 10 million that could receive it don't have the slightest interest in the news (or even anybody that can't receive it) and therefore it can't be mentioned.
BT have been getting glowing reviews for it's 4K showing across most of the industry and a lot of the industry are also very keen to hear about where they are going with it. The same as I will be interested to hear what SKY offer when they announce it (even though I don't have SKY Q).
As much as certain people will hate to admit it the majority of people will agree that BT Sport (and even BT TV) has been a massive success :-
'At the end of the year, the BT Consumer division broke the 1.5 million TV customer barrier, an increase of 28% since the start of the year. The company expanded significantly its TV offer during the 12 months and in July 2015 launched Europe’s first live sports Ultra HD (4K) channel, BT Sport Ultra HD. BT Sport’s average daily audience figures increased 45% year-on-year, from the start of the football season in August to the end of March. For the same period, BT saw 39 match events with peak concurrent viewers of over one million. The highlight of the year was Liverpool’s much deserved triumph over arch-rivals Manchester United in the UEFA Europa League last 16 first leg clash at Anfield which generated a peak of more than two million viewers for the first time.'
Redchiz...I am trying (and failing at the minute) to find the statement...It actually quoted that of the (now 25 Million) premises passed over sixty % of them could receive speeds in excess of the 45Mbps needed for UHD. The 10 million is my dumbed down 60% of 25 million (I know it is actually a lot higher than 10 million but I was being cautious till I could find the actual statement and I was quoting over 50Mbps). I will keep looking and link to it when I find it.
Again that is those served by the BTOR network who could potentially get UHD (lets not start the argument again about having the wrong provider). It is hard to find exact data as most tests count anything over 30Mbps as the divide but obviously that is not quite enough to count for UHD at this moment in time. I agree it is a niche product with not too many takers at the minute but I also think it has enough potential customers to warrant it being discussed (I also think there are far more people that can get it if they wanted than most people try to make out).
I will keep looking :-)
If only more detailed reports were available because I am led to believe that close to 15 Million people would be able to get it (if they wanted it), which hardly makes it limited penetration..but I am sure we could argue about who can and can't get it all day without any of us really being able to prove it :-)
That could change quite dramatically when Infinity1 becomes 52Mbps rather than 38Mbps. It could mean the other 83% are all getting 38Mbps so you would still be faster but only by a few Mbps...Remember fibre only has a 22% take up rate at the minute and of that 22% a lot will be on Infinity1....It doesn't really prove anything..
At the minute people just don't think they need more than 38Mbps or even 24Mbps the fools :-)
Also people with fast speeds don't tend to do speedtest's as much as people with slower speeds ;-)