Event: Satellite 2015, 16-19 March 2015, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C., United States
Speaker: Amongst other industry players Thomas Van den Driessche, CCO, Newtec
Topic: Are We Ready for Ultra-HD? Driving Bandwidth Compression and Efficiency for 4K
The 2014 World Cup delivered sports material in the highest quality Ultra HD and proved that consumers will buy Ultra HD content. Satellite’s potential as the technology of choice to enable the technological transition to Ultra HD has triggered the development of more efficient transmission technologies, but will satellite be ready to broadcast the type of Ultra HD quality expected in 2016 and meet the technical requirements for Ultra HD home services? This session analyzes these issues and explores the debates surrounding frame rates, resolution and sampling, and the resulting impact on satellite delivery. Learn which technologies broadcasters are focusing on in order to maximize efficiency in preparation for Ultra HD.