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SES: 4K/Ultra-HD schedule

SES: 4K/Ultra-HD schedule | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Romain Bausch, CEO at Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES, was very specific on the likely roll-out of 4K/Ultra-HD services.


Speaking to analysts following on from its November 8th results, Bausch said SES was extremely confident about 4K happening.


While test services are already up and running on its satellites, Bausch said that he expected 4K broadcasts for consumers to happen from 2014.


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Intelsat and Ericsson Demonstrate True 4K, End-to-End Video Transmission Via Satellite

Intelsat and Ericsson Demonstrate True 4K, End-to-End Video Transmission Via Satellite | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, and Ericsson today announced the successful demonstration of a true 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD), end-to-end video transmission over satellite to Turner Broadcasting’s facilities in Atlanta, Ga.

This was the first transmission of a UHD signal over satellite in North America, and the demonstration proves that the satellite delivery chain can accommodate the next-generation signals as soon as broadcasters are ready to offer them.

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SES, Broadcom and Harmonic Demonstrate First Ultra HD/HEVC Satellite Transmission

SES, Broadcom and Harmonic Demonstrate First Ultra HD/HEVC Satellite Transmission | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


SES, a leading satellite operator, together with its partners Harmonic, a video delivery infrastructure specialist, and Broadcom Corporation, a multimedia chip designer, said recently that they have pioneered the first Ultra HD transmission in the new HEVC standard live from an Astra satellite at 19.2° East.


The end-to-end demonstration which was presented at the SES Industry Days in Luxembourg used Harmonic's ProMedia Xpress and a HEVC decoder reference-design system based on Broadcom's BCM7445 device for receiving HEVC encoded ultra HD television transmission.


The signal was broadcast in DVB-S2 using a data rate of 20Mb/s.


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Big Four Differ on Ultra-HD Adoption

Big Four Differ on Ultra-HD Adoption | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

The four largest commercial satellite fleet operators on March 19 agreed that ultra-high-definition (UHD) television will arrive more quickly than its predecessor, HDTV, but they differed in their assessments of how fast it would arrive.

 

Speaking at the Satellite 2013 conference here, Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Telesat all agreed that ultra-HD would be a force in the market before the end of the decade.

 

Romain Bausch, chief executive of Luxembourg-based SES, appeared the most optimistic, saying that ultra-HD would be in the market in a noticeable way starting in 2015 or 2016.

 

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The EBU, World's Largest Satellite and Fiber Video Network, to Optimize Live Broadcast Transmission Using NovelSat NS3

The EBU, World's Largest Satellite and Fiber Video Network, to Optimize Live Broadcast Transmission Using NovelSat NS3 | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


With increasing demand for more HD channels, high-end video and Ultra High Definition TV (UHDTV) on the horizon, satellite bandwidth demand is outstripping supply for certain specific footprints.


This shortage has been driving up satellite transmission costs while limiting availability, thereby forcing leading broadcasters to search for innovative solutions to address this critical business challenge.

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SES Transmits First ULTRA HD Signal By New Standard

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

 

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.

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SES UltraHD transmission via satellite and HEVC compression successful

SES UltraHD transmission via satellite and HEVC compression successful | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


European-based satellite bandwidth provider SES has succesful tested an end-to-end file transmsission solution for UltraHD content using the H.265 coding scheme.


The compressed 3840×2160 pixel (4K) signal was broadcast from an Astra satellite at 19.2 degrees East in DVB-S2 using a data rate of 20 Mbps.


According to those that saw it, the live transmission provided significant improvements in file size and image quality when compared to H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) compression.


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4K/Ultra HD to drive satellite demand

4K/Ultra HD to drive satellite demand | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

The CEOs of the world’s largest satellite operators agree that the rollout of Ultra HD will be a major driver of demand for satellite services.

 

The only area of discord is not if, but rather when this revolution to the TV viewing experience will take place.

 

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