CommunicAsia 2014: Is 4K Ready for Prime Time?

Thursday 12 June 2014
CommunicAsia 2014: Is 4K Ready for Prime Time?


Together with our partners, Newtec is making 4K UHDTV a commercial reality in Asia. Intelsat, BT Group, Ericsson and Sony will join us at Broadcast and CommunicAsia 2014 to demonstrate the next iteration of a true 4K Ultra High Definition Televion (UHDTV) end-to-end live video transmission over satellite from London to the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore. This demonstration will show the readiness of the ecosystem for the commercialization of 4K UHDTV.

Is 4K Ready for Prime Time?

For the first time, executives from all 4K ecosystem partners will be together to discuss and answer questions about the current state of 4K, the ecosystem's commercial readiness, and how and when 4K could enter the market.

Invitation: Demo, Panel Discussion and Reception

Intelsat, BT, Ericsson, Newtec and Sony cordially invite you to a 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) discussion and transmission of a live event via satellite at CommunicAsia 2014.

Date: Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Get More Details on this event via our dedicated page.

The Demo Setup

In below's block diagramm you see the setup of this live demo: 

Block Diagram 4K UHDTV Demo at CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia 2014
(Click to zoom-in)

Using Sony’s SR-R1000 recorder, a replay of the Saracens vs. Gloucester rugby match that was captured ‘live’ from London (yes, you might remember this from IBC2013) will be encoded using Ericsson’s AVP 2000 contribution encoders, capable of 4K UHDTV operations as well as SD and HD contribution. After the encoding process, the 4K signals will be transmitted as 100Mbps video streams from the BT Tower in London over the BT Global Media Network to Intelsat. The signals will then be carried on the IntelsatOneSM terrestrial network to its teleport in Napa, California, where it is uplinked to the operator’s IS-19 satellite using Newtec satellite modulation equipment (M6100 at the uplink and MDM6100 at the downlink).
The resulting 4:2:2, 10-bit 4K UHDTV signal at 60fps will be displayed at the Intelsat (Level 1, S3-01), Ericsson (Level 4, Lotus 4D/E) and Sony (Level 5, B4-01 ) booths in the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore, during the CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia show (17-20 June 2014).


The Time Is Now for 4K UHDTV

Satellite transmission has always been the preferred technology for facilitating the adoption of new video standards, such as High Definition (HD), and now Ultra HD 4K, and in the future 8K. Demonstrations like this prove, that the satellite delivery chain can accommodate next-generation signals as soon as broadcasters are ready to offer them.

For many new satellite services, including Direct-To-Home (DTH) and Ultra HD 4K broadcasting, there are key enablers - efficient technology – available to support them.

Talk to us at CommunicAsia 2014 and find out how innovate solutions combined with new standards will improve your operations, what benefits you can expect and for which applications.

Warm regards,


Kerstin Roost

Kerstin Roost
Public Relations Director at Newtec

P.S.: We offer solutions for traditional and converged broadcast infrastructures and IP-based workflows and are active in a whole range of satellite broadcast transmission applications from contribution to exchange and distribution. Discover our Broadcast Application Overview.