The Issues Facing 4K Streaming of Live and Sports Events

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As 4K delivery of streaming video becomes more of a norm, TechRadar's Steve May explains some of the issues facing Ultra HD delivery for sports and other live events.

He writes, "The BBC's recent live Ultra HD trials during the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games have highlighted an inconvenient truth: live sports coverage is a bandwidthosaurus. During the World Cup, the BBC needed 36Mbps to stream 2160p UHD resolution at 60 frames per second. At some point in the future, an engineer speculated that this might drop to 25Mbps."

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