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I feel 4K and 8K transmission will be driven by commercial interest of SKY and BT who do not use Terrestrial broadcasting as a prime means of distribution. The issues of frame rate, HDR and Colour Gamut all need agreement but the issue of bandwidth will be resolved with more eeficient Codecs and increased compression. The BBC have always suffered from a fantastic engineering department ruled by an incompetent managment. As a result BBC management opposed NTSC -A in the 50's and 60's, opposed HD in the 90's and early 00's as unnecessary for "British Viewers who did not need big screens with their small rooms" (actually quote from BBC ENgineering Letter). So the likelihood of 4k or 8k from BBC any time soon for broadcast is small. THey do make programmes in 4K and broadcast sporting events like WImbledon to other countries.

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