Eutelsat extends Ultra-HD reach to Asia
Eutelsat Communications working in partnership with ST Teleport, one of Asia’s leading full-service satellite, fibre and IP communications solutions providers, will be introducing its 4k TV channel on the Eutelsat 70B satellite that reaches across Southeast Asia and Australia.
The content displayed by Eutelsat’s new 4k channel is encoded in HEVC by ATEME and Thomson Video Networks at 50 frames per second with 10-bit colour depth (one billion colours – HEVC Main 10 profile). It will be displayed on the Eutelsat stand at CommunicAsia 2014 using a Samsung 65 inch panel (UE65HU7500) and can be received directly by the latest consumer 4k TV panels equipped with DVB-S2 demodulators and HEVC decoders.
The 4k TV channel is broadcasting a growing library of documentary, cultural and sports content filmed by television channels, production companies and Eutelsat to showcase the stunning viewing experience of Ultra HD.
Markus Fritz, Director of Marketing and Commercial Development at Eutelsat, said: “The remarkable technology progress of the last 18 months is creating a favourable economic environment for the commercial launch of Ultra HD that is poised to propel broadcasting into a new era. We are delighted to partner with ST Teleport to demonstrate to Asia’s broadcast community the newest phase of 4k TV development.”