Coming Soon: Ultra-HDTV

Initially used to upscale HDTV pictures, 4K TVs are expected to be displaying broadcast UHTV pictures in the next few years, probably received by satellite to take advantage of the high bandwidth available. Already, Sky Deutschland (broadcasting via ASTRA 19.2°E) is working on Ultra-HDTV and other broadcasters are expected to join in the development of this next step in TV.

ASTRA operator, SES, predicts that commercial ultra-high definition services may start in Europe in as little as two or three years.