During NexTV Series Mexico & Central America 2016, pay TV operators and content providers agreed that 4K technology is still four or five years away from mainstream adoption.
Carlos Miranda, CTO of Dish, said that 4K is “technically possible” but is still in its early stages in terms of distribution, content creation and devices available in households, reported El Universal newspaper.
“We are still dealing with HD as to know what will happen to 4K”, said Miranda. However, he added that 4K will be a standard “in the medium term, at least in five years”.
Francisco Ramírez, CTO of TV Azteca, considered that there is not enough content available in 4K, so users do not see the cost-benefit to buy devices in that technology.
In turn, Luis Guerrero, Engineering Director of Ultravision, said that 4K “will consolidate as a standard” but “it will suffer the same process as the HD, which was launched 10 years ago and there are still operators launching High Definition, a decade later”.
During NexTV Series Mexico & Central America, organized by Dataxis, the executives participated of the panel “Technological leaders (CTOs) and the future of TV new technologies”.