Gary Davey, Sky Deutschland’s EVP/Programming, said Ultra-HD will present broadcasters with new opportunities in how sports are televised. “Our 4K tests have caused us to completely rethink how we might cover soccer, for example.”
Davey told delegates at the MIPCOM programming market in Cannes that the clarity and immersive detail of 4K meant that the fan could be given the best seat in the stadium yet it might only take a pair of cameras to cover the whole ground. He added that while the usual array of close-up camera work and traditional shooting and editing style would still figure in Sky’s coverage, 4K’s image detail meant that additional options were now available.
Davey declined to say when Sky Deutschland might start transmissions but admitted that sales of 4K displays in Germany were “spectacular” and that Sky Deutschland was determined to keep pace with the new technology.