Broadcasting the World Cup and Wimbledon in UHD – the full story

We started discussing the possibility of bringing the World Cup and Wimbledon to the audience in UHD towards the end of 2017. A cross-divisional team was set up with members from BBC Research & Development, Design & Engineering Platform, and Online Technology Group (OTG) who manage internet distribution, as well as the engineering and support teams in Broadcasting House and Salford, Sport Outside Broadcast (OB) who work closely with our commercial OB facility providers, our TV Platform team who test all the devices that use iPlayer, not to mention the iPlayer and Sport teams themselves.