Fion for 4K TV?

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Reading some comments on Bell's plans to introduce 4K tv service in Ontario. Apparently the existing DSL service has very limited ability to supply the bandwidth needed for 4K tv. The preferred method for this deployment seems like it will be fiber to the home, or in MTS speak Fion.

This leads me to wonder if MTS has started planning for rolling out Fion to existing customers in Winnipeg and when they might join the party and announce their own 4K tv service.

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We are very aware of the market, technology and overall state of the TV/video usage and demands of our customers.
We are also in a competitive environment so while we have strived to be very open and transparent we do have be somewhat measured in what we say at this point. The short answer is yes we are in the planning stage but typically announcements come close to the actual launch.

Another great question - thanks!
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Another day another provider announcing their 4K tv plans, this time it is Dish out of the US.

Maybe I am the fish biting on the hook but sure feels like 4K tv is going to be just around the corner. I really hope MTS is going to be ready for the shift.

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4k might be around the corner...but if it is anything like HD...it will take quite some time before linear TV services in 4K become mainstream. Especially since the jump from 1080 to 4k isnt nearly as drastic a difference as the jump from SD to HD was.
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SD to HD took a long time as the production side was moving from analog to digital. A lot of the production side has been working in 4K for several years now. Also the content providers are going to increasingly look for ways to increase their revenue as cord cutting and streaming accelerates. Charging a premium for 4K service like was originally done for HD is going to be a very easy and cheap move for the content providers to make and make quickly.