Longer term it will be interesting to see how Sky's OTT and IPTV offerings develop. We still haven't seen the IPTV 'dishless Sky' launch yet.
That could be why 1080p hasn't launched on NOW TV yet as both would certainly use a similar set-up with regards to streaming at that resolution.
Not sure. I'd thought Dishless-Sky was more likely to be multicast UDP IPTV (maybe even CBR) and not delivered over the internet, just via broadband, than an internet-delivered HLS or DASH-based TCP/http OTT service - so pretty different.
I'd expect 'Dishless-Sky' to be 1080i too (like BTTV's IPTV multicast service - and most of those already running in Europe that aren't 720p50) - not 1080p unless something odd happens.
In broadcast 1080p is a bit of a non-issue - as very few, if any, channel Playout areas are 1080p-based. In the UK we're based around 576i, 1080i and 2160p, but no 1080p is really used. Similarly the DPP AS11 TX masters for UK shows will be 1080i (sure they may contain 1080p25 content, but that will be delivered 1080i25 wrapped, and all UK HD Playout areas are likely to be 1080i based)
There would be no real need to convert an IPTV service from 1080i to 1080p - that's really only an issue for OTT services that can't expect deinterlacing functionality on their destinations (phones, tablets, PCs etc.)
Last edited by noggin on 29 September 2018 6:39pm
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