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HDTV at CBS & UPN(CW) 2 / 22/ 2006. Robert P. Seidel CBS Television Network V.P. Engineering & Technology.

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

2 Robert P. Seidel CBS Television Network V.P. Engineering & Technology

3 Current Broadcast Industry n As of December 1, % of U.S. TV Households were served by 1,525 broadcast stations, in a 211 markets. n CBS currently has 189 stations on the air that can reach potentially 98% of the American Households. n UPN has 132 station on the air that can reach 86% of the US Households.

4 HDTV Retransmission n 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. n 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. n 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 30 MHz 27 MHz 24 MHz 21 MHz 18 MHz 15 MHz 12 MHz 9 MHz 6 MHz 3 MHz WCBS-DT Over-the-Air Signal 873 TV lines per Picture Height

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

7 All of Us UPN HDTV PRIME TIME 2005/2006 8:008:309:009:3010:00 tuesday monday wednesday thursday friday Girlfriends Simulcast in HDTV WWE SmackDown ! One on One Everybody Hates Chris Sex, Lies & Secrets America’s Top Model America’s Top Model Veronica Mars EveCuts Love, Inc. Half & Half

8 Ghost Whisperer CSI: Miami Yes, Dear CBS HDTV PRIME TIME 2005/2006 7:308:008:309:009:3010:0010:307:00 60 Minutes tuesday sunday monday saturday wednesday thursday friday How I Met Your Mother Two & a Half Men Out of Practice Hack Crime Time Saturday CSI NCIS Close to Home Simulcast in HDTV CBS Sunday Night Movie (selected) Without a Trace Survivor CSI:NY Numb3rs The King of Queens Cold Case The Amazing Race 48 Hours Criminal Minds Still Standing Crime Time Saturday Threshold Simulcast in HDTV & 5.1 Surround Sound

9 CBS HDTV Programming n 6 days of the US Tennis Open in 5.1 n NCAA Football every Saturday in 5.1 n NCAA Final Four Basketball in 5.1 n 3 NFL Football games on Sunday in 5.1 n Superbowl XXXV. n 18 of 18 primetime dramas and sitcoms. n Selected CBS Sunday Night Movies. n Hallmark Hall of Fame n The Masters in 5.1

10 CBS HDTV Programming n In June 2001 CBS announced, The Young and The Restless, the number one daytime drama. n CBS affiliates, WRAL & WUSA are producing all of their local news in HD. n The Late Show with David Letterman Sept 2005 n Victoria Secret Nov 2003, 2005, 2006 special produced in 1920 x 1080 / 24P.

11 CBS HDTV Programming n 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Grammys in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound with over 800 individual audio sources. n 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. n Starting in Sept. 06, King World (a div. of CBS Corp) will offer Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy in HD n Daytime programming, Primetime, Sports, Movies, Specials and now Syndication and News.

12 HDTV on CBS, it’s all Here.

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