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1 HDTV at CBS & UPN(CW) 2 / 22/ 2006

2 CBS Television Network V.P. Engineering & Technology
Robert P. Seidel CBS Television Network V.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 Retransmission All 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 Signal 3 MHz 6 MHz 9 MHz 12 MHz 15 MHz 18 MHz 21 MHz 24 MHz 27 MHz 30 MHz 873 TV lines per Picture Height

6 WBCS-DT on DBS Satellite Supplier
Non-degraded level No detail >1280 Sub-sampling artifacts 3 MHz 6 MHz 9 MHz 12 MHz 15 MHz 18 MHz 21 MHz 24 MHz 27 MHz 30 MHz Low detail Medium detail Fine detail

7 UPN HDTV PRIME TIME 2005/2006 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 monday tuesday
One on One All of Us monday Half & Half Girlfriends America’s Top Model tuesday Sex, Lies & Secrets America’s Top Model wednesday Veronica Mars Everybody Hates Chris thursday Eve Cuts Love, Inc. friday WWE 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
7:00 CBS Sunday Night Movie (selected) sunday Cold Case 60 Minutes The King of Queens How I Met Your Mother Two & a Half Men CSI: Miami monday Out of Practice NCIS tuesday The Amazing Race Close to Home Still Standing Yes, Dear CSI:NY wednesday Criminal Minds thursday Survivor CSI Without a Trace Ghost Whisperer Numb3rs Hack friday Threshold 48 Hours saturday Crime Time Saturday Crime Time Saturday Simulcast in HDTV Simulcast 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 5.1 NCAA Final Four Basketball in 5.1 3 NFL Football games on Sunday in 5.1 Superbowl XXXV. 18 of 18 primetime dramas and sitcoms. Selected CBS Sunday Night Movies. Hallmark Hall of Fame The Masters in 5.1

10 CBS HDTV Programming In 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 2005 Victoria Secret Nov 2003, 2005, 2006 special produced in 1920 x / 24P.

11 CBS HDTV Programming 2003, 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 HD Daytime programming, Primetime, Sports, Movies, Specials and now Syndication and News.

12 HDTV on CBS, it’s all Here.


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