Advanced Television

8K over 5G live at Roland-Garros

May 3, 2019

From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

French PSB France Télévisions is to stream more than 100 hours live in 8K over 5G, in association with Orange during the upcoming Roland-Garros tennis open (May 26th-June 9th).

Images will be transmitted from the Philippe-Chatrier centre court and the 8K UHD live premiere will be tested in partnership with industry majors from the USA, Japan, Germany, Poland and The Netherlands, the group adds. An 8K production platform is set to be deployed in France Télévisions’ showroom at Roland-Garros.

In parallel, France Télévisions will also deliver “the first 8K VoD services for TV sets or mobile devices, as well as the first satellite trials and new functionalities”.

Augmented reality will also be part of the innovations shown at Roland-Garros and France Télévisions will showcase its vision of the new usages over the mixed reality technologies that emerge in the sporting sector. Various experiences with mixed reality glasses will be proposed in partnership with selected European, Chinese and US companies as well as French start-ups.

The entire two-week tournament will be shot in UHD 4K and the images broadcast on Orange and Fransat platforms, as well as on the DTT network in Paris, Toulouse and Nantes.

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