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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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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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SES uses MipTV to drive its Ultra HD Experience

SES uses MipTV to drive its Ultra HD Experience | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Satellite operator SES, which has got a fleet of 52 geostationary satellites, has launched SES Ultra HD Experience initiative at MipTV in Cannes which invites content providers and broadcasters to work with SES to support the development of the Ultra HD value chain.


SES Website:

http://www.ses.com/4232583/en



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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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