BBC confirms 4K tennis talks


The BBC has confirmed that it is in discussions with Sony and the All England Club – the tennis club that hosts the annual Wimbledon tournament – about trialling 4K.

A spokesperson for the BBC said that it was in “very early discussions,” following reports last week that the super HD standard was set to tested at the tournament this summer.

TechRadar reported that the BBC will handle the 4K filming while Sony will bring the equipment and the technical expertise. Separately London newspaper The Evening Standard reported that Sony will trial 4K at Wimbledon and also plans to trial it at this summer’s Confederations Cup football tournament in Brazil.

The BBC previously used Wimbledon as part of its 3D broadcast experiment, airing 3D footage from the tournament to the BBC HD channel. However, the BBC recently shut down BBC HD, replacing it with a simulcast HD feed of BBC2, leaving doubts about the future of its 3D trial.

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