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SatLink to stream underwater 4K broadcast

September 12, 2014

Guinness World Record attempt at world’s first live 4K video captured by a smartphone will be streamed to more than half-a-million viewers

Jerusalem/Amsterdam – IBC show– 12th September, 2014: SatLink Communications, a global teleport, content management, internet delivery and HD playout services provider, will today enable streaming of the world’s first underwater 4K video, captured by a 4K-enabled smartphone, to millions of viewers as part of the Eilat Red Sea competition of underwater photography.  Audiences will be able to view live broadcast from the team of 200 divers, instructors, professional photographers and production crew as they gather for a 20-m dive along a shipwreck in the Red Sea.

The ground breaking film will be streamed live from two HD cameras and a smartphone located on the seabed and transmitted by HD cable to the surface.  SatLink will provide full production including HD underwater cameras, connectivity to SNG and live broadcast of the Guinness breaking film on satellite and via web streaming to YouTube. It is hoped that the enablement of live streaming will break the Guinness World Record for ‘Most Viewers of a Live Shipwreck Dive’.

David Hochner, CEO of SatLink, commented: “The live filming of this dive from a smartphone shows how far we can push the limits of 4K broadcast.  By streaming live via YouTube we are also opening up the viewing potential to thousands as anyone with a computer or a Wi-Fi enabled smartphone will be able to watch the dive in a live format.  This creates the capacity for record breaking viewing.”

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