David Wood confirmed draft commercial requirements will go through the formal DVB approval process in the next few weeks.
DVB UHD-1 Phase 1 set out the means a 2160p image at up to 60 FPS. DVB UHD-1 Phase 2 will add additional features including High Dynamic Range (HDR) and High Frame Rate (HFR).
“The expectation is that the specification will be available 12 months after the approval processes are complete – thus at the end of 2016. This could allow services with HDR to begin in 2017,” said Wood.
He added that despite the lengthy process, for a new television service destined to last for many years, it was surely “worth the candle”.