Consumers can now purchase 4K Ultra High Definition capable sets from a variety of television manufacturers. But the challenge to vibrantly yet economically produce, transmit, and receive Live 4K pictures is a huge one.
Will Live 4K take the same ten years to become an overnight success as high-definition television? Will it suffer the same fate as 3D for the home? What are the obstacles and opportunities for rapid commercial growth?
Stephanie Jacobs was the producer for the first live, 3D college football championship game in 2009. On a first name basis with Hollywood practitioners and technologists, she is an acknowledged expert in this young, but growing field. Here are her current thoughts about the business of TV.