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4k Ultra HD:對有線的最大機會、最大的課題

4K Ultra HD: Big Opportunities, Big Challenges for Cable

出版商 Heavy Reading 商品編碼 318964
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 16 Pages
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4k Ultra HD:對有線的最大機會、最大的課題 4K Ultra HD: Big Opportunities, Big Challenges for Cable
出版日期: 2014年03月31日 內容資訊: 英文 16 Pages

4k Ultra HD TV,在影像的視覺方面(高解析度、畫面更新率、動態範圍、顏色的範圍、長寬比等)全部,有大幅度的增強保證。

本報告提供4k Ultra HD調查分析,以對有線的UHD必要條件、機會、課題為焦點,提供主要有線供應商等相關的系統性資訊。

第1章 簡介:驚奇的經驗

第2章 市場概要

  • 背景:歷史重現
  • 所謂4k Ultra HD
  • MSO的活動
  • 競爭

第3章 技術必要條件

  • 發展藍圖
  • HEVC:UHD是關鍵
  • 從內容製造到提供

第4章 供應商簡介

  • Arris
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco
  • Elemental
  • Envivio
  • Ericsson
  • Harmonic

第5章 結論

Product Code: Vol. 9, No. 1

During the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), exhibitors displayed new television models with much clearer pictures. The sets created a buzz despite questions about consumer demand, high prices, transmission capabilities and a lack of content for them.

But this wasn't 2014. The year was 1998 and the new marvel was high-definition TV. The first HDTV sets hit the market that year, bearing a hefty retail price of about $8,000, according to The New York Times.

History appears to be repeating itself. 4K Ultra High Definition TV has arrived and is producing similar buzz, questions and pronouncements. And once again, the U.S. cable industry is being asked to support a technology that barely exists yet. Is Ultra HD as inevitable as HDTV, or just a flash in the pan like 3DTV

While the marketplace sorts out that question, the technological pieces are coming together to enable service providers to deliver 4K Ultra HD. The purpose of this report is to explore the key technologies and requirements throughout the distribution chain for cable to deliver 4K Ultra HD.

Cable operators are wary about the experience they encountered when satellite put competitive pressure on multiple system operators (MSOs) to increase their HDTV channels. Now cable faces a new competitive threat: over-the-top (OTT) providers including Netflix, Amazon and YouTube that are streaming UHD content starting this year. If consumers rally around that UHD content, it could put pressure on cable and other Internet service providers' bandwidth. The silver lining is that it provides another motivation for cable to embrace IP infrastructure upgrades.

Unlike HDTV, this time competitive pressure is likely to come from OTT providers that are promising to deliver UHD. If consumers gravitate to UHD OTT streaming on a large scale, it would add significantly to the bandwidth consumption that Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and others already are gobbling up.

But UHD also provides a common ground for service providers and OTT streamers to work together to deliver the new service. The recent Comcast-Netflix interconnection deal, although there was no mention of UHD, could be a harbinger of emerging relationships between service providers and OTT streamers.

4K Ultra HD: Big Opportunities, Big Challenges for Cable explores UHD requirements, opportunities and challenges for cable. It includes profiles of seven cable suppliers that have announced UHD technology products.

Sample research data from the report is shown in the excerpt below:

4K Ultra HD TV promises a significant enhancement in all of the visual aspects of video: higher resolution, frame rate, dynamic range, color range (much richer colors) and aspect ratio. The "4" describes a picture that is four times the resolution of HD, achieved by doubling the horizontal and vertical quantity of pixels (or "lines"). There are dozens of factors that will determine whether UHD takes off or not. The following excerpt lists five key market drivers - the 5 Cs - that ultimately will determine UHD's fate on cable.


Companies profiled include : Arris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS); Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM); Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO); Elemental Technologies Inc.; Envivio Inc.; Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC); and Harmonic Inc.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction: An Eye-Popping Experience

II. Market Overview

  • Background: History Repeating Itself
  • 4K Ultra HD Explained
  • MSO Activity
  • The Competition

III. Technology Requirements

  • A Deployment Roadmap
  • HEVC: The Key to UHD
  • From Content Creation to Delivery

IV. Supplier Profiles

  • Arris
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco
  • Elemental
  • Envivio
  • Ericsson
  • Harmonic

V. Conclusion: Not HDTV All Over Again

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