2 CBS Television Network V.P. Engineering & Technology Robert P. SeidelCBS Television NetworkV.P. Engineering & Technology
3 Current Broadcast Industry As of December 1, % of U.S. TV Households were served by 1,525 broadcast stations, in a 211 markets.CBS currently has 189 stations on the air that can reach potentially 98% of the American Households.UPN has 132 station on the air that can reach 86% of the US Households.
4 HDTV RetransmissionAll consumer manufacturers are moving to 1920 x 1080 HD displays. Ex. Sony’s SXRD, JVC D-ILA, Sharp LCD Aquos, LG Plamsa & LCD. All 2 million picture element displays.All of out agreements specify that the full 19.3 Mbps must be carried on the cable, Direct Broadcast Satellite with no preprocessing and no material degradation.When encoder manufactures that claim they carry 1920 x 1080 in 12 or 14 Mbps, beware of pre-filtering and rate shaping = degraded pictures and motion artifacts.
5 Satellite vs Cable vs Telco WCBS-DT Over-the-Air Signal3MHz6MHz9MHz12MHz15MHz18MHz21MHz24MHz27MHz30MHz873 TV lines per Picture Height
6 WBCS-DT on DBS Satellite Supplier Non-degraded levelNo detail >1280Sub-samplingartifacts3MHz6MHz9MHz12MHz15MHz18MHz21MHz24MHz27MHz30MHzLowdetailMediumdetailFinedetail
7 UPN HDTV PRIME TIME 2005/2006 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 monday tuesday Oneon OneAll of UsmondayHalf& HalfGirlfriendsAmerica’sTop ModeltuesdaySex, Lies & SecretsAmerica’sTop ModelwednesdayVeronica MarsEverybodyHates ChristhursdayEveCutsLove, Inc.fridayWWE SmackDown !Simulcast in HDTV
8 CBS HDTV PRIME TIME 2005/2006 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 7:00CBS Sunday Night Movie(selected)sundayCold Case60 MinutesTheKing ofQueensHow IMet YourMotherTwo &a Half MenCSI: MiamimondayOut ofPracticeNCIStuesdayThe Amazing RaceClose to HomeStill StandingYes, DearCSI:NYwednesdayCriminal MindsthursdaySurvivorCSIWithout a TraceGhost WhispererNumb3rsHackfridayThreshold48 HourssaturdayCrime Time SaturdayCrime Time SaturdaySimulcast in HDTVSimulcast in HDTV &5.1 Surround Sound
9 CBS HDTV Programming 6 days of the US Tennis Open in 5.1 NCAA Football every Saturday in 5.1NCAA Final Four Basketball in 5.13 NFL Football games on Sunday in 5.1Superbowl XXXV.18 of 18 primetime dramas and sitcoms.Selected CBS Sunday Night Movies.Hallmark Hall of FameThe Masters in 5.1
10 CBS HDTV ProgrammingIn June 2001 CBS announced, The Young and The Restless, the number one daytime drama.CBS affiliates, WRAL & WUSA are producing all of their local news in HD.The Late Show with David Letterman Sept 2005Victoria Secret Nov 2003, 2005, 2006 special produced in 1920 x / 24P.
11 CBS HDTV Programming2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Grammys in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound with over 800 individual audio sources.Starting in March 2006, CBS will be rolling out Sony XDCAM-HD at all 17 Owned and Operated stations for HD-ENG. 7 stations already have HD studio cameras & HD production switchers.Starting in Sept. 06, King World (a div. of CBS Corp) will offer Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy in HDDaytime programming, Primetime, Sports, Movies, Specials and now Syndication and News.