Eutelsat, the global satellite operator, is launching an Ultra High Definition (UHD) demonstration channel for Southeast Asia and Australia, based on the Thomson ViBE VS7000 multi-screen video system and Sapphire MPEG stream server.
Broadcast via Eutelsat’s year-old 70B satellite, the demo channel will use the HEVC video coding capabilities of the Thomson Video Networks products to provide an Ultra HD picture at up to 50 frames per second (FPS) and in 10-bit color.
With its ability to create HEVC content at any frame rate and any resolution up to UHD, the ViBE VS7000 will provide all file transcoding for the channel. Thomson’s Sapphire channel-in-a-box broadcast server will be used for creating playlists of HEVC clips and scheduling the broadcasts.
The 4K channel will broadcast an array of documentary, cultural and sports content created by TV channels, production companies and Eutelsat itself to demonstrate the viewing experience of UHD.