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NRJ Hits trials Ultra-HD in Paris

July 3, 2014

From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

French pay-TV music channel NRJ Hits has commenced two-weeks of Ultra-HD broadcasts on the Paris DTT network using DVB-T2 standard – with part of the tests being authorised by TV regulator CSA and handled by TDF.

“It is the first time a French channel can trial UHD broadcast in real conditions through all the broadcasting chain,” NRJ Hits said.

Available on ADSL, cable and satellite, NRJ Hits belongs to Group NRJ which adds it is “a important to be able to work already on the way to deliver signals adapted to this new image quality.”

This Ultra-HD trial aims to study compatible video equipment, from upscaling to HEVC encoding, and check interoperability and efficiency in the way images are delivered to the audience.

NRJ Hits is deploying solutions from companies such as OBV.TV, Envivio and Orad.

The Ultra-HD version of NRJ Hits won’t be accessible to viewers using an ADSL box.

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