SES Transmits First ULTRA HD Signal By New Standard | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) |


Luxemburg has hosted SES Industry Days, where world’s leading satellite operator SES, together with its partners Harmonics and Broadcom Corporation carried out the transmission of the first Ultra HD signal by HEVC standard, via ASTRA satellite(19,2° E).


Compared with the standard MPEG-4, HEVC is 50% more efficient.


DVB-S2 satellite communication standard has been used for the transmission of the Ultra HD signal at the 20 Mb/sec rate.


According  to the company representatives, this was the first live video-transmission of Ultra HD(3840 x 2160 pixels) by HEVC standard, while previously only H.264 had been used.