En gruppe fra broadcast industrien er gået sammen om en Ultra High Definition live transmission via satellit til RAI Convention Center i Amsterdam i forbindelse med fagmessen IBC. Begivenheden annonceres som første gang at der produceres et multikamera Ultra HD live signal fra en sportsbegivenhed og sendes ud via satellit og fiber. Det er Intelsat der sammen med BT, Ericsson, Sony og Newtec står bag.
BT vil filme Rugby kampen mellem Saracens – Gloucester i London ved hjælp af 3 4K UHDTV Sony kamera og mixere og der vil blive benyttet Ericsson encodere. Efter encoding vil signalet blive transmitteret som 100 Mbps video af BT’s outside broadcast unit til Intelsat, der uplinker 4:2:2, 10-bit, 4K UHDTV signalet med 60 billeder i sekunder til Intelsat satellitpositionen 1 Vest.
Signalet vises på Intelsat, Ericsson og Sony standene på IBC2013.
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“4K UHDTV video programming represents an opportunity for our programmer customers to offer compelling, differentiated content to viewers around the world,” said Peter Ostapiuk, Intelsat’s vice president of media product management. “The powerful Intelsat 1W satellite is uniquely positioned to bring such attractive content to the millions of cable and DTH viewers served by our leading European video neighbourhood. Intelsat’s demonstration of this technology emphasises that satellite is, and will continue to be, a critical part of the global media distribution infrastructure, and underscores the importance of having a fully integrated terrestrial network such as IntelsatOne.”
“We are excited to contribute our compression technology to this ground-breaking live demonstration of 4K UHDTV video contribution at IBC2013,” said Dr. Giles Wilson, head of TV compression, Ericsson. “Compression solutions will be a critical enabler in the roll-out of 4K UHDTV services, helping to simplify the processes of content acquisition, exchange and distribution necessary to allow operators to deliver the highest possible video quality from remote, live events. Such demonstrations show we can already enable a truly immersive TV experience on today’s large sets, including such requirements as p60 frame rates and 4:2:2, 10-bit resolutions.”
“The BT Media and Broadcast MPLS/IP Network is traffic-engineered to a superior standard to support high bandwidth, live TV transmission around the world, and is ideal for these challenging 4K UHDTV sports broadcasts,” said Mark Wilson-Dunn, vice president of sales and marketing for BT Media and Broadcast. “BT has a wonderful history of supporting the cutting edge of international HD and 3D transmissions, so we are delighted to be involved in this milestone – delivering true, live sport 4K UHDTV to the screens at IBC2013.”
“This live transmission of premium sports content will underscore that Newtec’s M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulator can reliably process and transmit any content, ranging from low bit-rate standard definition content up to very high data rates for 4K UHDTV,” said Steven Soenens, vice president of product management at Newtec. “Our Clean Channel Technology(R), which will be used in this demonstration, gives very high transmission efficiency – up to 15 per cent better than standard DVB-S2 – while preserving interoperability with professional receivers.”
“We are delighted that Sony was invited to participate in this unique event as a technology partner,” said Katsunori Yamanouchi, vice president, Sony Professional Solutions for Sony Europe. “Sony is strongly committed to bringing 4K’s amazing viewing experience to consumers around the world. This, combined with our unique track record for innovation, makes Sony the natural choice for an event of this kind.”